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National League Playoff Picture

Where is your team going in the playoffs? The National League Playoff Picture table presents the probabilities that a team will win each playoff spot. All future unplayed games are assumed won/lost with a probability based upon relative team strengths. Click a team name to proceed to the team playoff picture page.


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National League Playoff Standings

  Record  Games Behind Divisional Winners Wildcard No Playoffs
Team Division W L DV WC 1* 2* 3* 4 5 6
Cardinals Central 64 35 - - 88% 3% < 1% 8% 1% < 1%
Dodgers West 56 44 - - 2% 37% 19% 5% 13% 24%
Nationals East 52 45 - - 1% 24% 36% 1% 6% 32%
Pirates Central 57 41 - 7% 1% < 1% 61% 18% 14%
Giants West 55 44 ½ - 1% 22% 14% 6% 18% 39%
 
Cubs Central 52 46 11½ 1% < 1% < 1% 16% 27% 56%
Mets East 51 48 2 4 < 1% 11% 25% 2% 9% 53%
Diamondbacks West 47 51 8 < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 95%
Padres West 47 52 8 < 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 92%
Braves East 46 53 7 9 < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 95%
Reds Central 43 54 20 11 < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% > 99%
Brewers Central 43 57 21½ 12½ < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% > 99%
Rockies West 42 55 12½ 12 < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% > 99%
Marlins East 41 58 12 14 < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% > 99%
Phillies East 37 63 16½ 18½ < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% > 99%
  • Notes
  • ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
  • X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
  • 50% - probability the team will win this playoff spot - green number indicates the team controls its destiny for this spot
  • 50% - probability the team will win this playoff spot - red number indicates the team does not control its destiny for this spot
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  • * denotes first round bye in the playoffs