2022 World Series odds: Dodgers, Astros favorites as lockout ends


The lockout is over, which means the chase for a piece of metal begins.

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, ending a 99-day lockout. After initially stating that Opening Day would be postponed until April 14, the first pitch will now be thrown on April 7 as the league embarks on a 162-game season.

A new playoff format will take effect in 2022, with 12 teams making the postseason instead of 10. That gives more teams a shot at winning the World Series and hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy. Still, some teams have greater odds of winning it all.

With the season officially on, here’s a look at how oddsmakers view each team’s chances of winning the 2022 Fall Classic.

Which MLB team has the best odds of winning the 2022 World Series?

The 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers currently have the best odds of winning another title with +600 odds, according to our partner, PointsBet.

The Houston Astros (+900) and New York Yankees (+1100) are next. After that, the reigning champion Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox and New York Mets are tied with +1200 odds.

Which MLB team has the worst odds of winning the 2022 World Series?

Oddsmakers are not believers in the Baltimore Orioles or Pittsburgh Pirates this season. The two teams combined for 211 losses in 2021 and share +25000 odds for winning the 2022 World Series. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks have the third-worst odds at +15000, while the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals share +10000 odds.

Full 2022 World Series odds

Here is where each team’s 2022 World Series odds stood after news broke that a new collective bargaining agreement had been agreed upon:

Dodgers: +600

Astros: +900

Yankees: +1100

Braves: +1200

White Sox: +1200

Mets: +1200

Rays: +1300

Blue Jays: +1300

Padres: +1400

Brewers: +1500

Red Sox: +1800

Giants: +2200

Angels: +2500

Cardinals: +2500

Phillies: +3500

Mariners: +3500

Tigers: +4000

Reds: +5000

Athletics: +6000

Guardians: +6000

Marlins: +6600

Twins: +7000

Royals: +8000

Rangers: +8000

Cubs: +10000

Rockies: +10000

Nationals: +10000

Diamondbacks: +15000

Orioles: +25000

Pirates: +25000

By comparison, this is where each team stood on Nov. 3, the day after the Braves clinched their 2021 title against the Astros:

Dodgers: +500

Astros: +600

White Sox: +850

Blue Jays: +900

Yankees: +1000

Padres: +1100

Brewers: +1200

Giants: +1200

Braves: +1400

Rays: +1400

Red Sox: +1600

Mets: +1600

Cardinals: +1600

Phillies: +2200

Reds: +2800

Angels: +3300

Mariners: +4000

Tigers: +5000

Athletics: +5000

Rockies: +6600

Royals: +6600

Twins: +6600

Guardians: +6600

Marlins: +8000

Nationals: +8000

Cubs: +10000

Diamondbacks: +25000

Orioles: +50000

Pirates: +50000

Rangers: +50000

Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.

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