Updated 2022 World Series Odds: Title Chances for All 30 Teams
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2022 World Series Odds
|CHI White Sox||+1100||8.57%|
|TOR Blue Jays||+1300||4.82%|
|BOS Red Sox||+1800||1.88%|
The MLB offseason is in full-swing, but the favorites haven’t changed.
The Dodgers are the favorite again in World Series odds at +550 at DraftKings, with the now-defending champion Braves down to the eighth betting choice at +1400. The Mets, are now +1300 after the signing of Max Scherzer, while the Blue Jays have moved to +1300 as well despite the loss of Marcus Semien after the addition of Kevin Gausman.
The Yankees, White Sox and Rays are the other teams to check in at +1100 or better.
We’ll be tracking how World Series odds are moving all offseason long. Compare MLB futures to make sure you’re getting the best prices.
The Braves ping-ponged around the odds board all season in 2021, with less than a 1% chance to win when they were under .500 in July. They weren’t the favorite until they won Game 1 of the World Series, and eventually topped Houston in six games.
Who Is the MLB World Series Favorite?
Let’s dive into each key contender below:
1. LA Dodgers (+600)
The Dodgers, the 2020 MLB champs, are the favorite for yet another season, their fourth in a row, despite losing to the Braves in the playoffs this past season. Mookie Betts, Max Muncy and more highlight baseball’s deepest roster.
2. HOU Astros (+850)
All the controversy surrounding the Astros tempered expectations for them entering this year but an MLB World Series run proves they’re still one of the best teams in baseball.
3. NY Yankees (+1000)
The Yankees were among the first five MLB betting choices entering this season but never quite put it all together and lost in the Wild Card Game to the Red Sox.
4. CHI White Sox (+1100)
The team had World Series expectations in the first year under Tony La Russa. The pressure rises in his second season with one of the most loaded, young cores in MLB.
5. TB Rays (+1100)
The Rays were MLB runners up in 2020 and will always reload. They’ve got some of the most exciting young players in baseball, including Wander Franco, and are primed to contend again.
6. TOR Blue Jays (+1300)
The Blue Jays’ elite offense will keep them in a lot of games, and with players like Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette still entering their primes, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Toronto in the postseason this year and contending. Their World Series odds reflect that possibility.
7. NY Mets (+1300)
There’s renewed hope in Queens after the offseason additions of Max Scherzer, Starling Marte and more.
8. ATL Braves (+1400)
Atlanta wasn’t expected to contend for a World Series this year — the Mets were favored to win the division — but it’s hard not to expect this core to be around for a while, especially with Ronald Acuna coming back. World Series MVP Jorge Soler is a free agent this winter.
9. SD Padres (+1700)
San Diego missed the postseason in part due to the strength of the NL West but the Padres have one of the deepest rosters in baseball and their World Series odds reflect that.
10. SF Giants (+1800)
The surprise team of 2021 figures to play in the deep end of the free agent market to return to the playoffs in 2022.
11. BOS Red Sox (+1800)
Much of the core will return under Alex Cora, but pitching reinforcements are needed behind Nathan Eovaldi and Chris Sale.
12. MIL Brewers (+1800)
The Brewers were another MLB team not expected to contend this season but won the NL Central with ease behind an excellent pitching staff and if their arms can stay healthy, they’ll be a factor again.
13. STL Cardinals (+2000)
New manager Oli Marmol will look to get the team over the hump that the organization felt former manager Mike Shildt couldn’t. Their World Series odds are in an awkward range — far from the contenders, but not with the longshots. This is a pretty good price on St. Louis — the Cardinals are +2500 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
14. LA Angels (+2800)
Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani…28-1? The Angels have two of baseball’s best and most exciting players but haven’t made the playoffs since 2014.
15. PHI Phillies (+3000)
Bryce Harper did his part in 2021, but as usual it’s a question of the players around him in Philadelphia doing their part.
16. SEA Mariners (+3500)
Jerry Dipoto is one of the more unpredictable general managers in baseball, and there are plenty of directions to go coming off a 90-win season in Seattle. Rumors indicate Seattle will be a buyer this offseason.
17. DET Tigers (+4000)
The Tigers bested their win total this year and have a lot to look forward to as their young core grows.
18. CIN Reds (+4500)
The Reds have been a popular MLB sleeper in the division for years. But what happens without Nicholas Castellanos in the middle of the order, as he can become a free agent?
19. OAK Athletics (+5000)
This number could look a lot different in January if manager Bob Melvin is the first of many departures this offseason.
20. KC Royals (+7500)
Bobby Witt Jr. should make his debut shortly after April, and he’s just one of many prospects on the way that will make bettors want to be early on Kansas City instead of late.
21. CLE Guardians (+7500)
It’s a winnable division and perennial MVP candidate Jose Ramirez is still here (for now), but how much will the Guardians improve on the market and how much will they just depend on their own development will tell us more about this number.
22. MIN Twins (+8000)
Quite the fall for a Minnesota team a year removed from winning the AL Central.
23. WAS Nationals (+9000)
The Nats are in rebuild mode after shipping Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Dodgers at the deadline.
24. MIA Marlins (+9000)
The Marlins were supposed to be better in 2021 and won 67 games. People will say they should be better in 2022. Hard to get worse than 67 wins.
25. COL Rockies (+9000)
In a loaded division with a confusing direction (what’s going on with Jon Gray? Trevor Story?), even this number seems generous.
26. CHI Cubs (+10000)
The Cubs are also retooling after unloading a huge chunk of their core at the deadline but could bring some pieces back in free agency.
27. TEX Rangers (+10000)
Despite a spending spree on MVP finalist Marcus Semien and right-hander Jon Gray, the Rangers’ odds haven’t moved.