Chicago Cubs' MLB playoff odds continue to improve amidst hot streak

Cubs fans have to like their betting odds to secure a berth in the 2023 MLB Playoffs

Aug 29, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) singles against the
Aug 29, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) singles against the / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

We're officially in the final stretch of the MLB season and it seems the Chicago Cubs' odds to make the postseason get better and better with each passing day.

Let's take a look at where they stand as of today, Aug. 30:

Chicago Cubs odds to make playoffs

According to oddsmakers, their odds to make the playoffs sit at -225. If you translate those odds to implied probability, they have a 69.23% chance of making the postseason. If you want to bet on it to happen, you'd have to bet $225 in order to profit $100 on them making the playoffs.

Sure, it's the best bang for your buck, but you have to like those chances as a Cubs fan.

Chicago has been dominant since the All-Star Break, and their success isn't just a fluke. If you look past their record and take a peak at their statistics, you'll realize they've just been playing some top tier ball.

Here is where they rank since the All-Star Break in a few key areas:

  • 7th in OPS (.798)
  • 5th in batting average (.267)
  • 3rd in total runs scored (255)
  • 8th in bullpen ERA (3.77)

As of today, they're sitting in the second wild card spot and are inside the postseason by 1.5 games. To further give Cubs fans some confidence, they're in the top half of the Majors in strength of schedule remaining, so they don't exactly have a challenging final stretch of the season.

If you're going to bet on the Cubs to make the playoffs, or if you're even antsy to bet on them on a game-by-game basis, I'd recommend taking advantage of this offer from DraftKings Sportsbook ASAP. For a limited time, you'll be awarded $200 INSTANTLY when you bet $5 or more on any game. That's right, a $5 bet on the Cubs to win a game or make the playoffs will give earn you $200 in bonus cash! Just click the link below to take advantage of this limited time offer.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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