MLB NL Pennant Winner Odds

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The AL has run through the New York Yankees throughout history. On the other side, two of the NL's three California teams have dominated in their own right. The Los Angeles Dodgers (24 pennants) and San Francisco Giants (23 pennants) are the only two franchises in the NL with over 20 pennants to their names, though the St. Louis Cardinals (19) and Atlanta Braves (18) are close behind. These same teams have brought the momentum from the 2010s into the 2020s as the Giants won the pennant (and World Series) in 2010, 2012 and 2014, the Cardinals won in 2011 (World Series included) and 2013, the Dodgers in 2017, 2018 and 2020 (with a World Series title), and finally, the Braves won it all in 2021.

TeamOdds
Los Angeles Dodgers
+162
New York Mets
+240
Atlanta Braves
+650
San Diego Padres
+948
St. Louis Cardinals
+1400
Milwaukee Brewers
+1400
Philadelphia Phillies
+1500
San Francisco Giants
+17145
Miami Marlins
+100000
Chicago Cubs
+133344
Arizona Diamondbacks
+133344
Colorado Rockies
+133344
Cincinnati Reds
+160036
Washington Nationals
+166711
Pittsburgh Pirates
+166711

Who's the favorite to win the NL Pennant?

1. Dodgers logoLos Angeles Dodgers (+175)

After three straight NL Pennants that finally resulted in a World Series title in 2020, the Dodgers surprised many by falling to the Braves in the 2021 NLCS. Even with the loss of Max Scherzer in free agency, LA arguably landed the biggest fish on the market in Freddie Freeman and also killed two birds with one stone with that move -- stealing him from the Braves and solidifying their lineup as the most dangerous in MLB. The Dodgers, as expected, are one of the best teams in baseball in 2022, though they'll be judged by how they perform deep into October.

2. Mets logoNew York Mets (+350)

The Mets raced out of the gates and performed well through the first few months of the season and saw their odds move from +800 to +350 as a result. After adding the likes of Max Scherzer and Starling Marte in the offseason, the already talented roster could do some serious damage if everything falls in line ... which is a tough ask if you look at the history in Queens. Jacob deGrom has been on the Injured List longer than expected, but the Mets have held up well without him and once he gets healthy, a 1-2 punch of Scherzer and deGrom will be tough to beat in October.

3. Braves logoAtlanta Braves (+400)

The defending World Series champions are third in line to repeat as NL champs. The loss of Freddie Freeman is big, but Ronald Acuna Jr. is back from injury and the offseason addition of Matt Olson was huge. The NL East is on the rise, so claiming the division title won't be easy. However, even if the Braves make the postseason as a Wild Card, they have the pitching and experience necessary to make a run.

4. Brewers logo Milwaukee Brewers (+900)

Anchored by a strong pitching staff, the Brewers are expected to win the NL Central again -- barring a surge by the St. Louis Cardinals. However, making a deep playoff run is the bigger question coming out of Milwaukee ...

5. Padres logoSan Diego Padres (+1000)

Fernando Tatis Jr. Manny Machado. Yu Darvish. Blake Snell. The Padres have a stacked roster, yet they somehow missed the playoffs last season. Expectations will always be high with the talent level of the roster, but a tough NL West, not to mention an injured Tatis, has these odds a bit higher than you may expect. The Padres struggled late in the first half, but if things start to come together, there could be value on this San Diego squad.

6. Cardinals logoSt. Louis Cardinals (+1600)

It feels like a swan song season in St. Louis with the likes of Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright on what seem like final one-year contracts. They have Nolan Arenado on the books until 2027 and Paul Goldschmidt through 2024, but this feels like the year to really go for it all and so far, it's working. The Cardinals played well in the first half and have set themselves up to make a run late in the season.

7. Phillies logoPhiladelphia Phillies (+1800)

Bryce Harper returned to MVP form last season and claimed the NL trophy despite not being named an All-Star. The Phillies added Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos in the offseason and J.T. Realmuto is still one of the best catchers in baseball. Harper has missed time and will start the second half on the injured list, but if the Phillies are able to hang around, there could be value on them late in the year because of the tremendous star power in the lineup.



Here's where the rest of the National League stands in competing for the Pennant according to oddsmakers:

  • San Francisco Giants (+2200)

  • Miami Marlins (+10000)

  • Arizona Diamondbacks (+50000)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates (+50000)

  • Chicago Cubs (+100000)

  • Colorado Rockies (+100000)

  • Cincinnati Reds (+100000)

  • Washington Nationals (100000)

FUTURESConsensusCons.
Los Angeles DodgersDodgers
+162
+170
N/A
+165
+175
+155
+150
New York MetsMets
+240
+210
N/A
+230
+230
+200
+215
Atlanta BravesBraves
+650
+650
N/A
+550
+550
+650
+650
San Diego PadresPadres
+948
+800
N/A
+850
+800
+1100
+1000
St. Louis CardinalsCardinals
+1400
+1400
N/A
+1300
+1400
+1500
+1400
Milwaukee BrewersBrewers
+1400
+1400
N/A
+1600
+1300
+1400
+1800
Philadelphia PhilliesPhillies
+1500
+1600
N/A
+1500
+1400
+1500
+1500
San Francisco GiantsGiants
+17145
+15000
N/A
+15000
+12000
+20000
+20000
Miami MarlinsMarlins
+100000
+50000
N/A
+100000
+100000
+500000
+100000
Chicago CubsCubs
+133344
+100000
N/A
+150000
+100000
+500000
+200000
Arizona DiamondbacksDiamondbacks
+133344
+50000
N/A
+150000
+100000
+500000
+200000
Colorado RockiesRockies
+133344
+100000
N/A
+150000
+100000
+500000
+200000
Cincinnati RedsReds
+160036
+100000
N/A
+150000
+100000
+500000
+400000
Washington NationalsNationals
+166711
+100000
N/A
+150000
+100000
+500000
+500000
Pittsburgh PiratesPirates
+166711
+50000
N/A
+150000
+100000
+500000
+500000

National League History

East

  • Braves logo Atlanta Braves

    • Division Titles: 21
    • League Pennants: 18
    • World Series Titles: 4

  • Marlins logo Miami Marlins

    • Division Titles: 0
    • League Pennants: 2
    • World Series Titles: 2

  • Mets logoNew York Mets

    • Division Titles: 6
    • League Pennants: 5
    • World Series Titles: 2

Central

  • Cubs logoChicago Cubs

    • Division Titles: 8
    • League Pennants: 17
    • World Series Titles: 3

  • Reds logoCincinnati Reds

    • Division Titles: 10
    • League Pennants: 9
    • World Series Titles: 5

West

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