We are just a week into the Major League Baseball season, and it is not too early to look ahead to the possible 2022 World Series winners six months from now. For futures bets like these, if you haven’t placed your World Series wagers yet, what are you waiting for?
We have the favorites, the odds, and which teams deserve your betting consideration.
Favorites to Win the 2022 World Series
- Los Angeles Dodgers (+475)
- Toronto Blue Jays (+850)
- New York Yankees (+950)
- Houston Astros (+950)
- Atlanta Braves (+1000)
- Chicago White Sox (+1100)
- New York Mets (+1200)
- San Diego Padres (+1600)
- Tampa Bay Rays (+1700)
- Milwaukee Brewers (+1700)
The best team in baseball, at least according to the betting public, is the Los Angeles Dodgers. They do have the highest payroll; they have three former MVPs in their everyday lineup and three pitchers in the rotation that have or could win the Cy Young. L.A. did drop their opening series at Colorado, but they are still the odds-on favorite to win the Series.
Three of the top-10 teams on the favorites list are from the American League East, headed by the Toronto Blue Jays. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. is a triple-crown threat, an MVP favorite, and the biggest reason the World Series might go back to Canada.
Aaron Judge is another potential American League MVP, and the Yankees are always in the mix for a World Series, although it’s now been 13 years since they last won.
Following the Yankees are the two World Series teams from a year ago, the runner-up Houston Astros and the World Series champion Atlanta Braves. The loss of Freddie Freeman in Atlanta has them just fifth on the list.
The Worst World Series Odds
There are four teams in baseball paying +20000 or longer for a 2022 World Series win.
At +20000, it’s the Colorado Rockies. It was just 2018 that Colorado played a game 163 for the National League West. But Nolan Arenado left last year, Trevor Story is gone this year, and this team will struggle to win 70 games.
Battling the Rockies for fourth place in the National League West will be the Arizona Diamondbacks, paying +25000 for a World Series win.
The Baltimore Orioles tied the Diamondbacks in 2021 for the most losses in baseball at 110. If the Orioles win the World Series this year, it will pay +50000.
Also coming in at +50000 are the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh lost 101 games last season, but they do have one of the best rookies in baseball in shortstop Oneil Cruz.
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