Playoff baseball is officially upon us, and the top American and National League teams are set to face off in playoff games throughout the month.
Oddsmakers have positioned the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw's left arm with 5-2 odds of winning this year's World Series after going 104-58 in the regular season.
Click through to see every playoff team's odds of winning this year's World Series:
Coming off a late-summer 22-game winning streak, the Cleveland Indians also dominate Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook's odds, with a 9-4 chance of taking this year's championship. As analysts speculate whether the team with a 69-year championship deficit can channel the energy of their recent league dominance in October, other teams like the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox hold steady at the top of the odds pack as well.
There are a few key storylines to watch this 2017 playoff season, including:
- The prospect for a New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox ALCS, which has not happened since 2004.
- Will the Chicago Cubs repeat their 2016 championship? The last team to go back-to-back years was the Yankees in 1999 and 2000.
- The Arizona Diamondbacks opened their season with 100-1 World Series odds, and are now listed with 14-1 chances. Their surprising regular season and potential to upset in October will likely have fans on the edge of their seats throughout the playoffs.
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