MLB playoff predictions: Who gets the edge in every wild card match?

MLB playoff predictions: Who gets the edge in every wild card match?
Gary A. Vasquez / USA Today Sports

After a 60-game season (well, for everyone except the Cardinals and Tigers), the 2020 Major League Baseball playoff is set. This season will see the most playoff teams ever, with eight in each league making it.

In anticipation of next month, Sports Line has run a playoff simulation and we will provide the following data. First, though, here’s the bracket:

CBS Sports

So what does the sportsline’s projection model say for these eight matches? The better seed is featured in seven of them and the fifth-ranked Yankees proved to be the only exception. The Yankees, the Braves and the Dodgers are the first-round favorites in terms of sportsline.

Here’s how Sportsline breaks the wild card cycle.

Wild Card Series Match Up Overall

The count is also in the month of October. Here are the percentage estimates. Sportsline gives each playoff team a glimpse into the last round of the Wild Card Series and the World Series win.

The difficulty of the American League

Ray

32.6%

16.76%

7.06%

A.

30%

14.47%

.0..08%

Twins

28.2%

13.36%

5.12%

Cleveland

12.9%

9.9%

1.39%

Yankees

48.4%

32.94%

17.99%

Astros

12.4%

76.7676%

1.06%

White Sox

15.7%

5.31%

1.86%

If the blue

19.5%

8.5%

1.11%

The problems of the National League

Dodgers

57.9%

45.46%

32.91%

Brave

47.2%

20.76%

10.71%

Branch

21.3%

9.94%

1.92%

Parents

27.3%

11.09%

5.23%

Cardinal

14.3%

7.77%

1.21%

Marlins

12%

3.3%

0.95%

Red

7.1%

2.74%

0.85%

Brewers

13%

6.64%

2.65%

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About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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