2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers square off against rival Giants

The Dodgers are currently two games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot. Los Angeles has a 4.8% (-3.4% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 5.0% (-3.1% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus.


For today’s game, the Dodgers send Aaron Harang to the mound against Matt Cain, and they’re -100 betting neutral to win (50.0%). Additionally, AccuScore has the Giants winning at a 61% clip. The Cardinals send Jaime Garcia to the hill against Bronson Arroyo and are -155 betting favorites to win (60.8%), and AccuScore has their chances of prevailing at 58%.

Surprised by the betting odds on today’s game for the Dodgers? So was I, and I’m not totally sure why the odds are like that.

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