The World Series is underway, and legal online sportsbooks have MLB playoff betting odds for every game. American League champions the Texas Rangers are the current favorites to win the World Series at odds. After winning the National League pennant in seven games, the Arizona Diamondbacks are at to win it all.
The Rangers took a 2-1 lead in the World Series with a 3-1 victory in Game 3 on Monday night in Arizona. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday in Arizona.
Below, we’ll take a look at the latest game-by-game MLB playoff odds from top online sportsbooks.
2023 MLB playoff odds
You can compare odds for every MLB playoff game at multiple legal sportsbooks via the table below. If you see a bet that you’re interested in, just click on the odds to be directed to the sportsbook where you can place the wager.
World Series odds
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- Texas Rangers
Betting on MLB playoff teams explained
Twelve teams qualify for the MLB playoffs, six each from both the AL and NL. The six division winners — three from each league — earn berths, as do the three non-division winners with the best records from both leagues. The top two seeds in each league get a bye through the wild card round.
Winners of that round advance to face the top seeds in the divisional series. The victors then go on to meet in the league championship series, the winners of which will square off at the World Series.
In advance of the season and as it plays out, bettors can place wagers on teams to make or miss the playoffs.
- New York Yankees to make the playoffs
- Yes -235
- No +195
It’s a season-long wager that won’t be settled until the outcome is official. In addition to the potential profit if you do end up winning, it’s a bet that can provide you with additional rooting interest all season long.
2022 MLB playoffs
Here’s a look back at last season’s playoff teams and how the postseason shook out.
- AL playoff teams
- Houston Astros, AL West
- New York Yankees, AL East
- Cleveland Guardians, AL Central
- Toronto Blue Jays, wild card
- Seattle Mariners, wild card
- Tampa Bay Rays, wild card
- NL playoff teams
- Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West
- Atlanta Braves, NL East
- St. Louis Cardinals, NL Central
- New York Mets, wild card
- San Diego Padres, wild card
- Philadelphia Phillies, wild card
- 2022 MLB postseason results
- AL Wild Card Series: Mariners over Blue Jays, Guardians over Rays
- NL Wild Card Series: Padres over Mets, Phillies over Cardinals
- AL Division Series: Astros over Mariners, Yankees over Guardians
- NL Division Series: Padres over Dodgers, Phillies over Braves
- AL Championship Series: Astros over Yankees
- NL Championship Series: Phillies over Padres
- World Series: Astros over Phillies
Which MLB teams have the most playoff appearances?
On an all-time basis, a few MLB teams stand out when it comes to making it to the postseason.
|Team||Playoff appearances||Most recent|
|New York Yankees||58||2022, lost ALCS|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||36||2022, lost NLDS|
|St. Louis Cardinals||32||2022, lost NLWC|
|Oakland Athletics||29||2020, lost ALDS|
|Atlanta Braves||28||2022, lost NLDS|
|San Francisco Giants||27||2021, lost NLDS|
|Boston Red Sox||25||2021, lost ALCS|
|Chicago Cubs||21||2020, lost NLWC|
|Minnesota Twins||17||2020, lost ALWC|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||17||2015, lost NLWC|
|Cincinnati Reds||16||2020, lost NLWC|
|Cleveland Guardians||16||2022, lost ALDS|
|Detroit Tigers||16||2014, lost ALDS|
|Houston Astros||16||2022, won World Series|
|Philadelphia Phillies||15||2022, lost World Series|
|Baltimore Orioles||14||2016, lost ALWC|
|Chicago White Sox||11||2021, lost ALDS|
|Los Angeles Angels||10||2014, lost ALDS|
|New York Mets||10||2022, lost NLWC|
|Kansas City Royals||9||2015, won World Series|
|Toronto Blue Jays||9||2022, lost ALWC|
|Milwaukee Brewers||8||2021, lost NLDS|
|Tampa Bay Rays||8||2022, lost ALWC|
|Texas Rangers||8||2016, lost ALDS|
|San Diego Padres||7||2022, lost NLCS|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||6||2017, lost NLDS|
|Washington Nationals||6||2019, won World Series|
|Colorado Rockies||5||2018, lost NLDS|
|Seattle Mariners||5||2022, lost ALDS|
|Miami Marlins||3||2020, lost NLDS|
When do the MLB playoffs begin in 2023?
This year’s MLB season began on March 30, and the final day of the regular season was Oct. 1. The playoffs then kicked off on Oct. 3. If the World Series extends to a full seven games, the tentative date for the final game is Nov. 4.