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MLB Playoff Picture: Yankees, D-backs, Reds on the bubble

With the MLB season about to enter the month of August, the playoff picture is starting to heat up. 

Below we go through the teams that are essentially a lock to make the playoffs, the teams that are on the bubble, and what the playoffs would look like if the season ended now.

Playoff Locks

Atlanta Braves

The most obvious lock for the MLB playoffs is the Atlanta Braves. At 64-36, the Braves have the best record in the league and therefore, their odds to make the playoffs have been taken off the board. 

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles are 1st in the AL East with a record of 62-40. Even if the Rays manage to catch them, they would likely be a Wild-Card team. Their odds to make the playoffs are -1000

Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are 2nd in the AL East with a record of 62-43, but are leading the AL Wild-Card by 4.0 games. Their odds to make the playoffs are -1000.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have assumed control of the NL West with a record of 58-43. Their odds to make the playoffs are -8000

Texas Rangers

The Rangers have a slim lead in the AL West and have a record of 60-43. Their odds to make the playoffs are -450.

Houston Astros

Trailing the Rangers by 2.0 games in the AL West, the Astros have a record of 58-45. Their odds to make the playoffs are -450.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers lead the NL Central with a record of 57-46. Their odds to make the playoffs are -350.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins are the only team in the AL Central with a winning record of 54-50, therefore their odds to make the playoffs are -450.             

Bubble Teams

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays occupy the third Wild-Card spot, but lead the chasing pack by only 1.5 games. Their odds to make the playoffs are -270.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox trail the Blue Jays by 1.5 games for the final Wild-Card spot. Their odds to make the playoffs are +200.

New York Yankees

The Yankees are 2.5 games behind in the AL Wild-Card race. Their odds to make the playoffs are +180.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks are just 0.5 games outside of the National League Wild-Card at the moment. Their odds to make the playoffs are +100.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants are tied for the top Wild-Card spot in the National League at 55-47. Their odds to make the playoffs are -155.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds are tied for the first Wild-Card spot in the National League at 56-48. Their odds to make the playoffs are -115.

Philadelphia Phillies

Also tied for the number one Wild-Card in the National League, the Phillies are 55-47. Their odds to make the playoffs are -300.

Miami Marlins

The Marlins trail a Wild-Card spot by only 0.5 games. Their odds to make the playoffs are +100

MLB Playoff Bracket today

Below is the playoff bracket for the MLB playoffs if the season was ending today:

NL Wild-Card

(4) San Francisco Giants vs. (5) Philadelphia Phillies

(3) Milwaukee Brewers vs. (6) Cincinnati Reds

AL Wild-Card

(4) Tampa Bay Rays vs. (5) Houston Astros

(3) Minnesota Twins vs. (6) Toronto Blue Jays

NL Divisional Series

(1) Atlanta Braves vs. (4) San Francisco Giants/(5) Philadelphia Phillies

(2) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. (3) Milwaukee Brewers/(6) Cincinnati Reds

AL Divisional Series

(1) Baltimore Orioles vs. 4) Tampa Bay Rays/(5) Houston Astros

(2) Texas Rangers vs. (3) Minnesota Twins/(6) Toronto Blue Jays

NL Championship Series

(1) Atlanta Braves/(4) San Francisco Giants/(5) Philadelphia Phillies

vs.          

(2) Los Angeles Dodgers/(3) Milwaukee Brewers/(6) Cincinnati Reds

AL Championship Series

(1) Baltimore Orioles/(4) Tampa Bay Rays/(5) Houston Astros

vs.

(2) Texas Rangers/(3) Minnesota Twins/(6) Toronto Blue Jays

World Series

NL Champion vs. AL Champion

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