What are your team's playoff odds? Check the standings
The Tampa Bay Rays have the best record in baseball.
They own a three-game lead over the defending champion Boston Red Sox, and a nine-game lead over the New York Yankees. What are the chances the Rays will win the division crown, or at least earn a wild-card berth for their first-ever playoff appearance?
Now, by checking the ESPN baseball standings, you can learn that -- as of Saturday -- the previously hapless Rays have a 54.4 percent chance of winning the division, compared to 38.3 percent for the Red Sox and 3.6 percent for the Yankees. These percentages are calculated by coolstandings.com, which simulates the remainder of the regular season 1 million times -- every day -- to determine the playoff chances for every MLB team.For every team, coolstandings determines the following odds:
- DIV -- percent chance each team has of winning its division
WC -- percent chance each team has of winning the wild card
POFF -- percent chance each team has of making the playoffs
What are the odds?
|Tampa Bay Rays||77.8|
|Chicago White Sox||68.9|
|Boston Red Sox||67.6|