MLB playoff picture, standings, postseason odds: Giants retake NL West with win over Dodgers

Written by on September 4, 2021

The 2021 Major League Baseball season is entering its final month, and the playoff picture is starting to take shape. While some teams, like the White Sox and Brewers, appear to have their divisions wrapped up, there are going to be plenty of fascinating races in September. Who will win the Dodgers vs. Giants tussle in the NL West? Will we get a Yankees vs. Red Sox matchup in the AL Wild Card Game? Can the Phillies or Mets make a surprise surge to catch the Braves in the NL East?

We’ll find out the answers to all of those questions before the postseason gets started Oct. 5. But it’s also worth asking, what would the MLB playoff picture look like if the season ended today?

We have the answer to that question, as well as up-to-date standings and playoff odds, below.

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If the season ended today

  • AL Wild Card Game: Yankees vs. Red Sox
  • NL Wild Card Game: Dodgers vs. Reds
  • ALDS: Astros vs. White Sox
  • ALDS: Rays vs. AL Wild Card Game winner
  • NLDS: Brewers vs. Braves
  • NLDS: Giants vs. NL Wild Card Game winner

MLB standings, playoff races

Here’s a look at the current standings. Division and postseason projections are via Sportsline. For expanded standings, click here.

American League

National League

San Francisco 86 49 52.4% 100.0%
Los Angeles 85 50 1.0 47.6% 100.0%
San Diego 71 64 15.0 0.0% 10.8%
Colorado 62 73 24.0 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 45 91 41.5 0.0% 0.0%

MLB postseason odds

All odds via Caesars Sportsbook. Last updated Sept. 4.

AL East

Rays: -700

Yankees: +600

Red Sox: +2800

Blue Jays: +15000

AL West

Astros: -1200

A’s: +900

Mariners: +3000

Angels: +50000

NL East

Braves: -300

Phillies: +290

Mets: +1200

NL Central

Brewers: -5000

Reds: +1600

Cardinals: +15000

NL West

Dodgers: -190

Giants: +155

Padres: +50000

Current track