2022 World Series Predictions with Odds and Expert Betting Picks
With the two sides teasing being close to a deal to start the baseball season, only to squander it, now is the perfect time to dive into who the favorites for the 2022 World Series are currently to keep some optimism for the season flowing! With all the free agent moves to come, things could change drastically, but here are the tiers of the MLB Teams as they stand right now.
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Title Favorites: Los Angeles Dodgers (+600), Houston Astros (+900), New York Yankees (+1100), New York Mets (+1100), Chicago White Sox (+1100)
These top five teams include the favorites from each league, and the next three legitimate World Series contenders, as decided by the sportsbooks. The Dodgers have had a thorn in their side as long as they have existed, and that is the San Francisco Giants. They got at each other all season. And while the Dodgers finally beat them in the playoffs, they exhausted their energy doing so, but look for them to come back more confident than ever.
I think these next four teams are fascinating, as you don’t know what to expect from Justin Verlander and Jacob deGrom when it comes to injuries, and Gerrit Cole when it comes to his woes against Boston last season. The White Sox are building a team the Yankee way, but with much more flair and personality. The two Cuban MVP candidates for 2022 are factors too. That would be Chicago’s Luis Robert and Houston’s Yordan Alvarez, who was traded there for RHP Josh Fields.
Knocking on the Door: Toronto Blue Jays (+1300), Atlanta Braves (+1400), Tampa Bay Rays (+1400), Milwaukee Brewers (+1600), San Diego Padres (+1600)
The Defending Champs in the form of the Atlanta Braves exist in this group, with Ronald Acuna Jr. back and ready to make noise. He is joined by generational talents in the form of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wander Franco here. However, who will the first to be a part of a huge playoff run? Milwaukee has the pitching to make life difficult for anyone who they are up against. With a lot of premium talent available, I expect these teams to make some bold moves.
The Blue Jays lost Cy Young Award Winner Robbie Ray to Seattle but replaced him with RHP Kevin Gausman from San Francisco, who returns to the AL East for the first time since his days as a Baltimore Oriole. Aside from the reigning champs, the Padres are the team that I think are the closest to making a serious move to the favorites section, with their blend of flair, skill and the skill of their pitching staff. Also, Mike Clevinger will return with the new season, and he could lead their pitching to the next level.
Tier Three Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (+1800), Boston Red Sox (+1800), San Francisco Giants (+2000), Los Angeles Angels (+2500), Seattle Mariners (+2500), Detroit Tigers (+3500), Philadelphia Phillies (+4000)
Every team on this list is a couple of moves, or some breakout performances from some young players, away from shooting up the list, but for right now oddsmakers have them in the middle of the pack. The one that stands out to me is the Angels, as it is incredible the lack of success that they have been able to have around now TWO generational talents. Noah Syndergaard signed, and Iglesias stayed, so they should be able to have some cohesiveness into the new year, and they really are two pitchers away from being a real contender.
The Rest: Cincinnati Reds (+6600), Miami Marlins (+6600), Minnesota Twins (+6600), Oakland Athletics (+6600), Cleveland Guardians (+8000), Texas Rangers (+8000), Chicago Cubs (+10000), Kansas City Royals (+10000), Washington Nationals (+10000), Colorado Rockies (+12500), Arizona Diamondbacks (+25000), Pittsburgh Pirates (+25000), Baltimore Orioles (+50000)
If you believe in miracles, there is value in the Texas Rangers as a Cinderella, I suppose. It seems like they are willing to spend on talent and made two big splashes with Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. The future is bright, but to climb to the top of the mountain is a tough task off a 102-loss season. There isn’t much else to discuss here to be honest, so save your money on these at this point in their franchises.
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