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With the MLB field finally whittled down to four teams, it’s time to take another look at the World Series odds for 2022.

Naturally, with only four teams still in the running, the World Series futures are tight with all four teams having reasonably short odds.

After all, if you can make it this far, there’s no reason why you can’t win it all, which is why we wanted to share the World Series odds now and our updated World Series pick.

World Series Odds for 2022 Fall Classic

Of course, this has been wild and crazy postseason thus far. Just in the National League, three teams that won over 100 games during the regular season were eliminated in their first series.

Team Odds To Win 2022 World Series
Astros +170
Phillies +240
Yankees +260
Padres +500

All odds taken October 19 at FanDuel Sportsbook


Hopefully, some of the greatest baseball moments of this year’s postseason are yet to come and we get one of the best World Series ever. While we hope for the best, let’s take a look at the updated World Series odds in 2022 with the League Championship Series upon us.

Astros, +165

The World Series odds now favor the Astros, as they have for most of the season. Houston made quick work of the Mariners in the ALDS, although they easily could have lost Game 1 or Game 3. Despite those close calls, it’s hard not to be impressed by Houston’s pitching. Justin Verlander actually gave up six of the nine runs the Astros allowed in the ALDS. With Framber Valdez, Lance McCullers, and Luis Garcia, Houston’s rotation is deep, much like the team’s bullpen.

To be fair, the Astros were held to just five runs over 27 innings across Games 2 and 3 against the Mariners. But Houston’s lineup is still one of the most dangerous in the majors.

Yordan Alvarez had two home runs and seven RBIs during the ALDS and is the type of hitter who can carry a team in October. Jose Altuve going hitless during the ALDS is a little bit of a concern, but the likes of Alex Bregman, Jeremy Pena, Kyle Tucker, and Yuli Gurriel all had a good series, providing plenty of depth behind Alvarez.

Yankees, +260

The Yankees dominated during the first half of the season, coasted during the second half of the season, and now hope to fulfill their promise in October. Clearly, if they can get past the Astros in the ALCS, they’ll be favored in the World Series. But Houston has been a thorn in their side in recent years.


The Yankees weren’t exactly clicking offensively during the ALDS, although they had three players who hit at least two home runs in five games.

The power provided by Aaron Judge and others can be a great equalizer. However, there might be one or two questions to ask about the pitching staff beyond Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes. The Yankees will need a few other pitchers to step up if they’re going to finish the season with a championship.

Padres, +500

The Padres might be the most accomplished team in the 2022 postseason thus far. First, they won two out of three games on the road against the Mets, a team that won 101 games during the regular season. Next, they won three of four games against the Dodgers, a team that won 111 games during the regular season and beat San Diego in 14 of 19 head-to-head battles during the year.

On top of that, the Padres eliminated the Mets and Dodgers without getting a ton of production from key figures like Juan Soto, Josh Bell, Wil Myers, and Brandon Drury. While they’ve gotten clutch hits from Trent Grisham and Austin Nola at the bottom of the lineup, the San Diego lineup can get better.

In the meantime, the Padres have been carried by the rotation trio of Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, and Joe Musgrove, as well as an outstanding bullpen. That pitching staff could be enough to win a championship, although the Padres will need to get a little more from their big bats.

Phillies, +240

The Phillies had two separate five-game losing streaks in September, so it’s a little surprising to see them reach the NLCS. But they’ve turned things around during the postseason, largely because of the efforts of Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola at the top of the rotation. The question is whether the Phillies have enough depth in their rotation or bullpen to win two more series that could last six or seven games.

Philly’s saving grace could be a potent offense. Bryce Harper might be the MVP of the National League playoffs thus far, batting .435 with three home runs and three doubles over the first two rounds.

Keep in mind the Phillies didn’t get much out of Kyle Schwarber, Rhys Hoskins, or Alec Bohm in the Wild Card Round of the NLDS. That means the Phillies are capable of being even better offensively than they’ve shown thus far. However, they will need to be at their best offensively moving forward because the Phillies might need to slug their way to a World Series title.

Best World Series winner bet

There should be no question that the Astros are the best bet to win the 2022 World Series heading into the League Championship Series.

Assuming Verlander gets back on track, no other team in the postseason can compete with Houston’s rotation depth. The Astros also have plenty of power and depth in their lineup to win high-scoring games when necessary, just as they did in Game 1 of the ALDS. With home-field advantage to help carry them, the Astros look poised to win the 2022 World Series.

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