2022 MLB World Series Futures Odds and Picks

With a surprising win in the 2021 World Series, the Atlanta Braves are among the favorites to win it all in 2022. It’s never too early to take a look at the betting board.

The names at and near the top are familiar as they were a year ago. Remember, last August Atlanta had a one percent chance of winning the World Series when they were below .500 at the time.

Who will it be in 2022? Here’s a look at the 2022 MLB World Series futures odds and picks. (What Is a Futures Bet?)

The Boys in Blue

The Los Angeles Dodgers have the deepest roster in baseball. The pitching rotation features a collection of Cy Young winners. If they along with Corey Seager, Mookie Betts, and the rest of the lineup stay healthy, the Dodgers could live up to their favorite status.

L.A., listed at +550 to win, is the overall betting favorite to win the World Series for the fourth year in a row.

Over the Hump

The Houston Astros have been to the ALCS five straight years. They won last year beating Boston in six games. It was their second trip to the World Series in three seasons, but the Astros ran into the super- hot Braves and lost 4-2.

There is no doubt Houston can score. They led MLB in runs per game and have a lineup with a number of MVP candidates. The Astros (+750) are one of two teams listed at better than +1000 odds.

Yankees Year?

The New York Yankees were among the top five favorites to win it all in 2021. They suffered some injuries and never could really put it all together.

New York ended up losing in the wild card game to Boston. There is no question the roster is built for a championship run, which is why the Yankees are listed at +1000.

The Next Tier

In their first season under manager Tony LaRussa, the Chicago White Sox won the AL Central going away. They have one of the best young lineups in baseball with Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert along with a pitching staff on the rise. The White Sox are listed at +1600 to win it all in 2022.

A Braves repeat is entirely possible. Atlanta won the World Series this year without its best player – Ronald Acuna Jr. – who suffered a knee injury before the All-Star break. The core of the team will be back and if they can re-sign World Series MVP Jorge Soler the Braves make for an interesting bet at +1100.

The best young slugger in baseball is in Toronto – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – who tied for the MLB lead in home runs with 48. He is one of the reasons why the Blue Jays are listed at +1600. That’s also where Tampa Bay is listed. The Rays won the AL East with a lineup devoid of stars though rookie Randy Arozarena did win the AL Rookie of the Year this season.

Contenders

No one expected it, but the San Francisco Giants were the best team in baseball in 2021 for most of the regular season. The Giants lineup won’t change much which is why they are a contender at +1800.

Their NL West Division rival San Diego (+1400) is right there with them. Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the best young players in the game. Don’t forget Boston (+1800) with its outstanding offense and a healthy Chris Sale will make a huge difference pitching an entire season.

2022 MLB World Series Prediction

You surely have to be able to score to win baseball games, but come playoff time it’s pitching that takes over. There is simply no other pitching staff – starters and relievers – that rivals the Dodgers. Injuries will be key, but if L.A. can stay healthy, the Dodgers will win it all in 2022.

PREDICTION: DODGERS +550

2022 MLB World Series Betting Lines

Los Angeles Dodgers +550

Houston Astros +750

New York Yankees +1000

Atlanta Braves +1100

San Diego Padres +1400

Tampa Bay Rays +1400

Chicago White Sox +1600

Toronto Blue Jays +1600

Boston Red Sox +1800

Milwaukee Brewers +1800

New York Mets +1800

San Francisco Giants +1800

Los Angeles Angels +2200

St. Louis Cardinals +2200

Philadelphia Phillies +2800

Cincinnati Reds +3300

Detroit Tigers +3300

Seattle Mariners +3300

Oakland Athletics +4000

Cleveland Guardians +5000

Washington Nationals +6600

Chicago Cubs +7500

Colorado Rockies +7500

Minnesota Twins +7500

Miami Marlins +8000

Kansas City Royals +8000

Arizona Diamondbacks +20000

Baltimore Orioles +20000

Pittsburgh Pirates +20000

Texas Rangers +20000

About the Author

A native of Western Pennsylvania, Rick, a Generation X-er, who now lives just north of the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. A former high school, college, and professional football player, Rick now spends his time as a high school coach and as a personal quarterback trainer. An all-state high school quarterback, he went on to become an Academic All-American at Division II Indiana University of PA. He later coached at his alma mater helping lead the program to the 1990 NCAA Division II national championship game. Rick has also served as a high school head coach and as an assistant in Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan.

His passion for sports writing started when he was the sports editor for his high school newspaper and continued when he worked as a sportswriter for the Jamestown (New York) Post-Journal in the early 1990s. A true sports fanatic, Rick enjoys all things Pittsburgh: Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. The Immaculate Reception, the 1979 We Are Family Pirates, and the ’91-’92 Penguins are among his favorites. After working as an educator and athletic director for several years, he again took up sports writing and has contributed to several websites and publications, including Coach & Player magazine, X & O Labs, American Football Monthly, and many others.

When not consumed with coaching, watching, thinking about, or writing about football and other seasonal sports, he finds himself working out like he was still in college and reading everything from military history to Brad Thor novels. Rick has also been chasing rock god stardom as a drummer who has played with bands that have opened for the likes of Fuel, Days of the New, and Alien Ant Farm. He continues to play with his church worship group. Most importantly, Rick is married to the love of his life, Lisa, and has two beautiful daughters.