2016 MLB Playoff Odds: Can Anyone Beat the Cubs?
The 2016 MLB playoffs are here.
Here is what our algorithm, based on our nERD metric that indicates expected run differential over an average opponent, has to say on that matter.
|Team||World Series Win Odds||nERD||nERD Rank|
|Boston Red Sox||19.20%||1.29||2|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||10.80%||0.91||5|
|Toronto Blue Jays||4.60%||0.83||6|
|San Francisco Giants||3.10%||0.63||7|
|New York Mets||2.60%||0.34||11|
Despite the best record in the American League, our numbers view the Texas Rangers as the weakest team in the playoffs.
The Cubs, though, are the clear favorites, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who can disagree with that.