Opening Day is upon us and every US online sportsbook are offering 2022 World Series odds for bettors to consider. Major League Baseball will produce a full season after lifting its lockout. That means the length of the season gives favorites plenty of time to grow into their peak form. Similarly, the 162-game marathon has a way of exposing teams without the necessary quality and depth within their organization. Keep track of every spike and dip with our World Series 2022 odds tracker, updated in real-time throughout the season.
2022 World Series Odds On Opening Day
World Series Favorites
- Los Angeles Dodgers — The Dodgers are almost synonymous with quality pitching, and this edition will be no different. Walker Buehler heads a staff that also includes Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urias. First baseman Freddie Freeman serves as another potent bat in the middle of a deep lineup.
- Toronto Blue Jays — Vladimir Guerrero is an MVP and triple crown candidate, and leads a powerful lineup. Their pitching staff may lack household names. However, they have several talented hurlers, including Jose Berrios and one of 2021’s breakout stars, Kevin Gausman. The primary factor working against the Jays is their unforgiving division.
- New York Mets — Are the Mets overrated as a favorite? History suggests that may be the case, but the Orange and Blue certainly have the horses to warrant their relatively short odds. Ace Jacob deGrom is hurt, which diminishes their immediate outlook. Max Scherzer will be tasked with picking up the slack over the season’s opening months. The Mets presume to eventually have two frontline starters, and it’s reasonable to expect improved offensive contributions.
World Series Dark Horses
- Los Angeles Angels — The Angels have two of sportsbooks MVP favorites in Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. This team has the talent to contend for the postseason. They’ll certainly need Trout to stay healthy and their pitching to step up, though. Ohtani plays the role of ace. Behind him, the Angels will need the oft-injured Noah Syndergaard to serve as a dominant No. 2.
- St. Louis Cardinals — In spite of their history and success, it can be easy to overlook the Cardinals. There may be some concern with the age of some key players. Age aside, however, it’s foolish to write off the Redbirds. The organization fosters a winning DNA which allows them to consistently put themselves in postseason — and World Series — contention.
- Boston Red Sox — The Red Sox feel miscast as a “dark horse,” but they reside in what may be the game’s most difficult division. Bettors should expect their lineup to be hell on opposing pitching staffs. However, the Red Sox need ace southpaw Chris Sale to return to his old form to lead a relatively thin starting rotation.
World Series No-Shots
- Oakland Athletics — Every few years, the A’s hit the reset button and open a new window. They’re at the beginning stages of this process, and have shipped several key players including cornermen Matt Olson (Atlanta Braves) and Matt Chapman (Toronto Blue Jays), and pitchers Chris Bassitt (New York Mets) and Sean Manaea (San Diego Padres). Oakland may not be finished shedding current assets for future prospects.
- Colorado Rockies — The Rockies have moved on from Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, arguably the organization’s top two players over the past several seasons. Charlie Blackmon and Kris Bryant provide a pair of quality hitters, but there’s not nearly enough pitching to consider the Rockies a challenger in the National League.
- Baltimore Orioles — The Orioles’ lengthy rebuild continues in the game’s toughest division. While some of their young players and prospects are beginning to arrive and find their footing, there’s still a long way before the O’s threaten the beasts of the AL East.