World Series Odds 2022: Baseball Futures For Blue Jays, Mets, More

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The 2022 MLB season has arrived and sportsbooks have posted odds to win the World Series for every Major League Baseball team. The LA Dodgers checked in as the favorite to win it all on Opening Day as they owned +500 World Series odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. Compare current baseball futures below.

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Odds to win the World Series

Here is a futures report with updates on each MLB team’s odds to win the World Series. For daily baseball lines, you can check out our daily MLB odds page.

Favorites

Los Angeles Dodgers (): The Dodgers have started hot against mostly lackluster competition, although they did take two of three against the Braves and Padres. They lead MLB in run differential and ERA with Clayton Kershaw looking poised for one last ride.

Toronto Blue Jays (): With young studs Vlad Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and George Springer leading the offense and a group of veterans bolstering their pitching staff, the Blue Jays look like they’re “now” rather than up next.

New York Mets (): The Mets have won Max Scherzer’s first four starts, including a miraculous 9th inning comeback to take down the Cardinals on April 25. There is a different vibe around this team with Francisco Lindor showing more leadership.

Houston Astros (): Justin Verlander looks fantastic after missing over a year following Tommy John Surgery and the Astros are still elite defensively despite losing Carlos Correa.

Atlanta Braves (): Matt Olson has been a revelation in replacement of Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. (ACL) is nearing his return to spark what has been a disappointing offense from Atlanta so far.

Contenders

New York Yankees (): The Yanks are still underachieving on offense with a rather one-dimensional lineup. But their pitching staff has been excellent and Gerrit Cole still hasn’t gotten back on track.

Chicago White Sox (): After struggling down the stretch in the 2021 season, the White Sox have started slowly on offense and their pitching hasn’t been much better with the 10th-worst ERA (4.08) thus far. Injuries continue to decimate this team, with Eloy Jimenez (hamstring, 6-8 weeks) being the latest victim.

Milwaukee Brewers (): Offensive woes continue to plague the Brewers as their collective .211 average is even worse than the number they posted (.232) last year. Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff lead a staff that is averaging the second-highest K/9 ratio.

San Francisco Giants (): Disrespected again by sportsbooks after their odds were slow to adjust during a 107-win season, the Giants have moved up from +2800 to +1800 following a strong start.

San Diego Padres (): Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) is still a couple of months from returning, but Manny Machado is holding down the fort and Joe Musgrove is leading the Padres’ pitching staff in a bounce-back campaign.

Tampa Bay Rays (): The Rays are almost exclusively playing close games due in part to their approach of mixing and matching arms out of the bullpen from the early innings onward. They’ve fallen behind early in the elite A.L. East.

Philadelphia Phillies (): While the offense has been as advertised with Nick Castellanos, J.T. Realmuto, and Kyle Schwarber forming a mighty row of bats, the Phillies haven’t found much consistency out of their rotation or bullpen.

Boston Red Sox (): Boston has dropped 7 of its first 10 games against A.L. East competition and the Sox pitching staff is thin with Chris Sale (ribs) out indefinitely.

St. Louis Cardinals (): The Cardinals are leaning on a stellar defensive infield to navigate innings with a set of ground-ball oriented pitchers. Their offense is outperforming its projections thus far.

Longshots

Seattle Mariners (): The Mariners have turned it around offensively with the #1 wRC+ (127) and BB Rate (11.7%) in MLB and have a budding ace to lead the staff in Logan Gilbert.

Los Angeles Angels (): Shohei Ohtani is due for some positive regression on both the mound and at the plate, while Mike Trout looks to be in vintage form, leading the league in OPS by a wide margin (1.233).

Minnesota Twins (): Byron Buxton has been a bright spot for an otherwise dormant Twins offense that is averaging the third-most double plays per game and the fifth-highest strikeout rate.

Miami Marlins (): Sandy Alcantara and Pablo Lopez are off to stellar starts and LHP Trevor Rogers should turn it around eventually for a Marlins team that is built around pitching.

Cleveland Guardians (): Jose Ramirez is off to a torrid start to lead the surprising Guardians offense. Cleveland is sixth in hitting at .250 and 11th in wRC+ (110), but the shine is starting to come off that early success.

Detroit Tigers (): After Javy Baez agreed to a six-year, $140 million deal, the Tigers were getting +5000 preseason odds to win it all. They’ve quickly established that they’re still a rebuilding franchise.

Chicago Cubs (): Japanese superstar Seiya Suzuki is the favorite to win N.L. Rookie of the Year and a longshot candidate to vie for N.L. MVP if he can continue to lead the Cubs’ surprising offense.

Kansas City Royals (): Zack Greinke is holding steady in what might be his swan song with the Royals. Brad Keller is off to a strong start and he could be the future ace in KC.

Texas Rangers (): The Rangers won the offseason, but we know how that typically works out. Major additions Corey Seager (84 wRC+) and Marcus Semien (46 wRC+) have yet to make a significant impact. This is a team that should improve drastically on offense, but will still be held back by its lack of quality pitching.

Colorado Rockies (): The Rockies have revamped their lineup with Kris Bryant, C.J. Cron, and Randall Grichuk providing some pop, and Connor Joe leading off in front of Charlie Blackmon at times.

Oakland Athletics (): The Athletics are off to a 9-9 start with the eleventh-best run differential, but it’s hard to expect that to last with the lack of established talent on their roster.

Cincinnati Reds (): After letting most of their top names walk this offseason, the rebuilding Reds now rank dead last in a number of categories on offense and defense.

Washington Nationals (): Juan Soto is not seeing much to hit with few threatening bats around him in that lineup and the Nats are sporting the second-worst run differential (-38) thus far.

Pittsburgh Pirates (): Pittsburgh’s pitching staff owns the second-worst K%-BB% in the Majors thus far and their offense isn’t providing enough support to overcome that.

Arizona Diamondbacks (): The D’Backs own the lowest collective average (.182) in MLB so far, which isn’t great for a lineup that is built around hitting for contact.

Baltimore Orioles (): Playing in perhaps the best division baseball has ever seen, the O’s are doomed to several more seasons of futility.

How World Series futures are changing

Here are what the odds to win the World Series looked like on April 6 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Throughout the course of the MLB season, we will update the table below to show how title odds are changing.

TeamWorld Series Odds April 6
LA Dodgers+500
Toronto Blue Jays+850
New York Yankees+950
Atlanta Braves+950
Houston Astros+1000
Chicago White Sox+1100
New York Mets+1200
Milwaukee Brewers+1600
San Diego Padres+1600
Tampa Bay Rays+1700
Philadelphia Phillies+2200
Boston Red Sox+2200
San Francisco Giants +2800
St. Louis Cardinals +3000
LA Angels +3500
Seattle Mariners+4000
Minnesota Twins+6000
Detroit Tigers+7000
Miami Marlins+9000
Chicago Cubs+10000
Texas Rangers+10000
Cleveland Guardians+10000
Kansas City Royals+12000
Cincinnati Reds+15000
Washington Nationals+15000
Oakland Athletics+25000
Arizona Diamondbacks+25000
Colorado Rockies+25000
Pittsburgh Pirates+30000
Baltimore Orioles+30000
  • LA Dodgers +475
  • Toronto Blue Jays +850
  • New York Yankees +900
  • Houston Astros +1000
  • Atlanta Braves +1000
  • New York Mets +1100
  • Chicago White Sox +1100
  • Milwaukee Brewers +1600
  • Tampa Bay Rays +1700
  • San Diego Padres +1800
  • Boston Red Sox +2200
  • Philadelphia Phillies +2200
  • San Francisco Giants +2800
  • St. Louis Cardinals +3000
  • LA Angels +3500
  • Seattle Mariners +4000
  • Minnesota Twins +6000
  • Detroit Tigers +6500
  • Miami Marlins +9000
  • Cleveland Guardians +10000
  • Chicago Cubs +10000
  • Texas Rangers +10000
  • Kansas City Royals +12000
  • Cincinnati Reds +15000
  • Washington Nationals +15000
  • Oakland Athletics +20000
  • Colorado Rockies +25000
  • Arizona Diamondbacks +25000
  • Pittsburgh Pirates +30000
  • Baltimore Orioles +30000

Here are how World Series odds looked on Nov. 3, the day after the Braves clinched last season’s title.

  • LA Dodgers +550
  • Houston Astros +700
  • New York Yankees +900
  • Chicago White Sox +1000
  • Atlanta Braves +1200
  • Toronto Blue Jays +1300
  • San Diego Padres +1400
  • San Francisco Giants +1500
  • Tampa Bay Rays +1600
  • Boston Red Sox +1600
  • New York Mets +1800
  • Milwaukee Brewers +1800
  • St. Louis Cardinals +2500
  • Philadelphia Phillies +3000
  • Seattle Mariners +4000
  • LA Angels +4000
  • Cincinnati Reds +400
  • Oakland Athletics +4500
  • Detroit Tigers +4500
  • Kansas City Royals +6500
  • Cleveland Guardians +6500
  • Minnesota Twins +7000
  • Washington Nationals +8000
  • Miami Marlins +800
  • Colorado Rockies +8000
  • Chicago Cubs +10000
  • Arizona Diamondbacks +13000
  • Texas Rangers +15000
  • Pittsburgh Pirates +20000
  • Baltimore Orioles +20000

And here is a look at what the odds to win the World Series looked like prior to last season.

TeamMarch 29, 2021 odds
LA Dodgers+350
New York Yankees+550
San Diego Padres+800
Chicago White Sox+850
New York Mets+1000
Atlanta Braves+1000
Minnesota Twins+1800
St. Louis Cardinals+2200
Toronto Blue Jays+2200
Tampa Bay Rays+2500
Oakland Athletics+2500
Houston Astros+2500
Washington Nationals+3000
Cincinnati Reds+3500
Chicago Cubs+3500
LA Angels+3500
Philadelphia Phillies+3500
Cleveland Indians+4000
Milwaukee Brewers+4500
Boston Red Sox+4500
Miami Marlins+6500
Seattle Mariners+8000
Detroit Tigers+10000
Baltimore Orioles+11000
San Francisco Giants+11000
Kansas City Royals+11000
Arizona Diamondbacks+13000
Texas Rangers+15000
Pittsburgh Pirates+15000
Colorado Rockies+15000

Basics of MLB Futures

Betting on the World Series is available all season long in the form of futures bets. It’s simple — find a team that you like and bet on them at their odds to win it all. For example, the Braves were +1000 to win the World Series before the start of the 2021 season. If you bet $100 on Atlanta to win it all before the season began, you would have won $1000 with a total payout of $1100. A $10 bet would have netted you $100.

Futures bets may also include the winner of the American League, National League, and each division. Some sportsbooks delve deeper with “prop bets” on individual achievements, such as who will lead the Majors in home runs, wins, strikeouts, etc.

Generally, books take bets on futures in between game action. When teams are competing on a full slate of night games, your sportsbook of choice might hold off on updating odds in the event there is a catastrophic injury or another event that might change the prospects of a contender.

Here is a quick summary of how the odds are displayed for MLB Futures bets:

  • Some sportsbooks will use a system that shows the odds as 5/1, while some display them as +500. This is just semantics, as both systems indicate that a winning $100 bet on the team would cash out at 5x that amount ($500).
  • Odds can also be split into fractions. A team may be listed as a 9/2 favorite on one book, which is the same as a +450 favorite, i.e. a winning ticket pays out 4.5x the amount of the bet.

History of MLB futures

Placing a long shot Futures bet on baseball is a very risky proposition. In NBA betting, for one, it’s almost akin to throwing away your money. The NFL is a bit more unpredictable with its single-elimination postseason, and the MLB is somewhere in between.

Rarely has a team come out of “nowhere” to win the World Series over the past several years, but plenty of fringe contenders have started the season with long odds before getting hot at the right time. According to archives compiled by William Hill Sportsbook, the Kansas City Royals were listed with +3300 odds to win it all during the first month of the 2015 season. Those odds dropped to +1400 in May, +1000 in June, and were down to +550 by the time the playoffs began.

In 2014, the San Francisco Giants opened the season with +2500 World Series odds and went on to win it all. The Boston Red Sox were getting +2800 odds prior to the 2013 season, and the St. Louis Cardinals were getting +2500 odds prior to the 2011 season.

Hence, there is value in placing a small bet on an underdog early in the season. There is a chance that an unexpected champion is crowned, but it is not guaranteed in today’s MLB due to the importance of pitching in the postseason.

Other ways to bet on the World Series

For those with wagering experience in other sports, much of the baseball terminology and concepts will be familiar. However, as with all sports, there are certain bet types and props that naturally are particular to the individual sport.

Here are the various ways to get a wager down on the World Series.

  • Moneyline: As with other sports, the moneyline represents the odds of a team winning a game. A “minus” sign indicates the favorite.  The number next to the minus sign represents the amount of money a bettor would need to wager to win a theoretical amount of $100. A “plus” sign indicates the underdog. The amount next to the plus sign represents the amount of money a bettor would win on a theoretical amount of $100.
  • Run line: Typically set at either -1.5 or +1.5, the run line functions much like the point spread in other sports. In a conventional run line scenario, the favored team must win by two or more runs or the underdog must lose by two runs or less in order for the run line to be covered. Odds are assigned next to the favorite (which is designated with a run line of -1.5) and underdog (which is designated with a run line of +1.5).
  • Total runs (over/under): The total combined number of runs projected to be scored in the game by both teams. As with other sports, bettors can place bets on the total either being exceeded or being greater than the amount of total runs scored.
  • Series line: With baseball usually being played in multi-game series between two teams — three- or four-game series being the most common — wagers are also available on which team will emerge as the winner in each matchup.
  • Player props: A variety of wagers based on individual players reaching certain benchmarks within a game or in a season.  Seasonal examples include over/under wagers on the number of hits, extra-base hits or home runs a player might hit in a season. In-game examples include over/under wagers on the number of hits, walks or home runs a player might hit in a game.
  • Team props: A variety of wagers based on teams reaching certain benchmarks within a game. Examples include over/under wagers on whether a team will score a team will score a certain amount of runs in a game. Or, how many runs a team will score by a certain inning within a game.
  • Parlays: Parlay wagering is defined as a series of bets that must all be correct in order for a bettor to be paid. Parlay bets feature more favorable odds and payouts due to the increased difficulty involved in predicting multiple outcomes correctly.

MLB betting FAQ

Where can I bet on the World Series in the US?

Currently, there are 30 states that offer some form of legal sports betting. Residents of those states can use top online sportsbooks (if available) or casino sportsbooks to place legal, real-money bets.

Who is the favorite to win the World Series in 2022?

The morning after the Braves clinched the 2021 World Series, the LA Dodgers were atop the board at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Dodgers had +500 World Series odds on Nov. 3. Atlanta was +1200. Dave Roberts’ Dodgers were the 2022 World Series odds favorite heading into the season as they were +475 on April 5.

Where can I get MLB betting tips?

PlayPicks.com provides free updates on the movement of MLB Futures lines and offers up-to-date advice on the best bets for games and Futures. Those interested in Daily Fantasy Sports can also check out our free plays and picks each day with advice relevant for DFS contests on DraftKings and FanDuel.