The Los Angeles Dodgers are +475 favorites to win the 2022 World Series. The Toronto Blue Jays (+875) are showing the shortest odds among AL clubs.

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are +475 favorites to win the 2022 World Series
  • Among American League teams, the Toronto Blue Jays (+875) are showing the shortest odds
  • The betting line on the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves is +1200

A funny thing happened to the Los Angeles Dodgers last season as they sought to repeat as World Series champions. For starters, they didn’t even win their division.

Earning a Wild Card playoff berth, the Dodgers battled their way into the NLCS but lost to the Atlanta Braves.

Oddsmakers are viewing these occurrences as a blip on the radar of the perennial contenders from Chavez Ravine. It’s the Dodgers who’ve been set to enjoy a bounceback season. LA’s National League team is pegged as the +475 chalk in the World Series odds.

2022 World Series Odds

Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +475
Toronto Blue Jays +875
Chicago White Sox +1000
Houston Astros +1000
Atlanta Braves +1200
New York Yankees +1300
Milwaukee Brewers +1400
New York Mets +1500
Tampa Bay Rays +1600
San Diego Padres +1700
Boston Red Sox +2000
Philadelphia Phillies +2500
San Francisco Giants +2800
St Louis Cardinals +2800
Los Angeles Angels +3000
Seattle Mariners +3300
Minnesota Twins +4000
Detroit Tigers +4400
Cincinnati Reds +7000
Cleveland Guardians +7000
Texas Rangers +7000
Kansas City Royals +8000
Miami Marlins +8000
Chicago Cubs +10000
Oakland Athletics +12500
Washington Nationals +12500
Colorado Rockies +15000
Arizona Diamondbacks +20000
Pittsburgh Pirates +30000
Baltimore Orioles +40000

Odds as of April 7th at Barstool Sportsbook App.

 

The Dodgers opened as the +525 World Series favorites when the opening line dropped last November.

Will Dodgers’ Blues Be Ending?

The batting order of the Dodgers is an endless wrecking crew. From 1-9 in the batting order, they all can crush a baseball and crush the soul of the opposition. And this year, LA will have Trea Turner for a full a season and new addition Freddie Freeman added to the likes of Mookie Betts, Justin Turner and Max Muncy,

The pitching staff boasts a rotation including Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and at some point, Trevor Bauer. Craig Kimbrel was added to the bullpen. This team has it all going for them.

Jays Ready to Take Next Step?

A furious late-season rally left the Toronto Blue Jays one win shy of earning the nod as 2021 postseason participants. They enter 2022 as the American League team with the shortest World Series odds (+875). They lead the AL Pennant odds at +450, just ahead of the Yankees and Astros (+475).

The Jays have allowed a young core of Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio to grow together. In the offseason, they added third baseman Matt Chapman, a superb defender, to this group.

Even though the Jays let AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray walk via free agency, it’s hard to debate that the Toronto pitching staff is better. Kevin Gausman and Yusei Kikuchi improve the rotation and Yimi Gomez beefs up the bullpen.

National League Contenders

The defending champions Braves (+1200) lost Freeman and Kimbrel to of all teams, the Dodgers. However, it’s easy to forget that Atlanta won the World Series last season with the injured Ronald Acuna Jr. He was getting plenty of NL MVP love prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury.

Any team that adds Max Scherzer to their pitching staff is an instant World Series hopeful. And Francisco Lindor can’t be as bad as he was last year. However, the annule Jacob deGrom injury is arriving early for the New York Mets (+1500).

American League Contenders

The usual suspects – the New York Yankees (+1300), Boston Red Sox (+2000) and Houston Astros (+1000) – always warrant consideration. Are the Chicago White Sox (+1000) really that good, or is the AL Central just that bad? Until the ChiSox put together a playoff run, it’s hard to take them seriously.

Don’t sleep on the Tampa Bay Rays (+1600). No team goes deeper in quality arms and while they were winning 100 games last season, the Rays also scored more runs than the vaunted Toronto offense. If you really want to go for value, the Seattle Mariners (+3300) offer intrigue. The Ms added Ray and also picked up veteran bats Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez.

World Series Prediction

A relentless batting order, deep starting rotation, an improved bullpen and a proven track record of success. LA has been to the NLCS or World Series in five of the past six seasons.

How do you bet against the Dodgers?

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers (+475)

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