2020 MLB Playoffs odds, picks, predictions, futures: Model fading Astros to win pennant



The Los Angeles Dodgers have qualified for the MLB Playoffs the last seven seasons, reaching the World Series twice during that span. However, the storied organization hasn’t won a world championship since defeating the Oakland Athletics in 1988. The Dodgers, who posted a major league-best 43-17 record in 2020 en route to their eighth consecutive National League West title, have captured five of their six World Series crowns since relocating from Brooklyn in 1958.

Los Angeles is the favorite to add to that total at +350 in the latest 2020 World Series odds from William Hill. Before making any 2020 MLB Playoffs picks, be sure to see the latest MLB futures predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every pitch 10,000 times, is coming off a banner 2019 season. The model returned more than $1,400 on its top-rated MLB money-line and run-line picks, and anyone who followed it saw huge rewards.

Now, the model has simulated every series in every round of the 2020 MLB Playoffs and released its picks. Head to SportsLine now to see them.

Top 2020 MLB Playoff predictions

The model is backing the Minnesota Twins to defeat the reigning AL champion Houston Astros in their Wild Card Series and advance to the AL Division Series. The Twins captured the AL Central title for the second consecutive year, finishing one game ahead of both the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox with a 36-24 record.

Despite losing two of three to the visiting Cincinnati Reds in its regular season-ending series, Minnesota posted a major league-best 24-7 record at home in 2020. Prior to that set, the Twins had won six in a row and 10 of 11 at Target Field. Avoiding a matchup against New York is a relief to Minnesota, which has been eliminated by the Yankees in its last four postseason appearances.

The offseason acquisition of Kenta Maeda paid off for the Twins as the Japanese right-hander went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA and major league-leading 0.75 WHIP. The 32-year-old limited opponents to a .168 batting average, the second-best mark in the AL, and allowed three runs or fewer in each of his 11 starts. Maeda is 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA in 24 career playoff games – three starts – and gave up just one hit with seven strikeouts and no walks over 4 2/3 innings in four relief appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers last postseason.

How to make 2020 MLB Playoff picksĀ 

The model believes a team that one of the favorites to win the championship will fall short of reaching the World Series 2020. You can only see who it is at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2020 MLB Playoffs? And which massive favorite fails to make it to the Fall Classic? Check out the 2020 World Series odds from William Hill below, then visit SportsLine to see all of the 2020 World Series best bets, all from the advanced model that returned more than $1,400 to $100 bettors last season, and find out.

2020 MLB odds to win (via William Hill)

Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +600
Tampa Bay Rays +600
Minnesota Twins +1000
Oakland Athletics +1000
San Diego Padres +1000
Atlanta Braves +1100
Chicago White Sox +1400
Chicago Cubs +1500
Cleveland Indians +1500
Houston Astros +2200
Cincinnati Reds +3000
Miami Marlins +3000
St. Louis Cardinals +3000
Toronto Blue Jays +3000
Milwaukee Brewers +3500

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