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Series Matchups, Schedule And Odds

The Major League Baseball playoffs begin Oct. 7 with the wild-card round. Those series are now a best-of-3 with the new playoff format, which includes the addition of one playoff spot in the form of a third Wild Card team from each league.

The teams with a first round bye include division champions Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves in the National League, and Houston Astros and New York Yankees in the American League.

Check out the types of bets link below along with betting strategies and what you need to know when betting on baseball with the new 12-team playoffs. FanDuel’s curated collection of quick-hitting content provides additional MLB previews and information you can bet on.

Types of bets and how to read the odds

AL Wild Card Series (Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook)

  • Tampa Bay Rays (+102) vs. Cleveland Indians (-120)

Game 1 Starting Pitchers: Shane McClanahan (+110) vs. Shane Bieber (-130), Total 6 (12 pm ET on ESPN)

  • Seattle Mariners (+148) vs Toronto Blue Jays (-174)

Game 1 Starting Pitchers: Luis Castillo (+126) vs. Alek Manoah (-148), Total 7 (4 pm on ESPN)

The Rays/Guardians winner plays the No. 2 seed New York Yankees in the American League Divisional Series (ALDS). The Mariners/Blue Jays winner plays the No. 1 seed Houston Astros in the best-of-5 ALDS format. The ALDS winners advance to the best-of-7 American League Championship Series.

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NL Wild Card Series

  • Philadelphia Phillies (+114) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (-134)

Game 1 Starting Pitchers: Zack Wheeler (-102) vs. Adam Wainwright (-108) – (2 pm on ABC)

  • San Diego Padres (+164) vs. New York Mets (-194),

Game 1 Starting Pitchers: Yu Darvish (+120) vs. Max Scherzer (-142), Total 6.5 (8 pm on ESPN)

The Phillies/Cardinals winner plays the No. 2 seed Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series (NLDS). The Padres/Mets winner plays the No. 1 see Los Angeles Dodgers in the best-of-5 NLDS format. The NLDS winners advance to the best-of-7 National League Championship Series.

The World Series odds have also been updated ahead of the start of the 2022 MLB Playoffs.

Game and series odds refresh periodically and are subject to change. See FanDuel Sportsbook rules, review and promotions.

Playoff Series Schedule

  • Wild-Card Series: Oct. 7-9
  • Division Series: Oct. 11-17
  • League Championship Series: Oct. 18-26
  • World Series: Oct. 28-Nov. 5

Check out the probable starting pitchers for each game as each MLB playoff series continues. Also, as you watch and wager on the MLB Playoffs, watch for a new addition – a sponsor logo decal to batting helmets worn by the teams. It’s not finalized, but the odds are favorable that MLB is adding more sponsors and revenue sources for all 30 teams.

Follow all the MLB news, predictions and picks as the push for the pennant and World Series is in full swing with the start of the 2022 MLB Playoffs.

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