There are two weeks left in the 2022 MLB season. As the days and games pass, teams are eliminated from playoff contention, while other teams have already secured seemingly inevitable post-season births. We’ll review the odds of winning the World Series of fourteen teams currently fighting for MLB playoff spots. Here is the preview for your MLB betting.The Los Angeles Dodgers have been the best team in baseball throughout the 2022 season. Odds makers and bettors have been taking and making money on the Dodgers all season long. The Dodgers should be and are listed as the odds-on favorite to win the World Series. The Dodgers have been in three of the last five World Series and will be looking for their second World Series championship in three years.
All roads to the World Series run through Los Angeles.
The Houston Astros are the favorite to win the World Series from the American League. The Astros have shone brighter than the New York Yankees since the All-star break, making them the clear American League World Series favorite during the year’s second half. The Astros will be looking to make a return trip to the World Series in 2022, marking their fourth appearance in the past six years.
The New York Yankees have comfortably led the ultra-competitive American League East division since the early days of the 2022 MLB season. Since the All-star break, the Yankees have not been at their best and have been replaced by the Astros as the American League favorite to win the World Series, yet the Yankees are still a logical candidate for a World Series birth in 2022.
The Mets hold a one-game lead over Atlanta for the National League East division lead. The Mets will fight with Atlanta until the season ends and will likely have to go through the Dodgers to make it to the World Series. A daunting task even for a team as good as the New York Mets.
The defending World Series champions currently hold an eleven-game lead over the Phillies for the final National League Wild Card. They also sit one game behind the New York Mets in the National League East division, ensuring a battle to the end of the seasons and a return to the post-season for the Braves.
The Cardinals are the best team in the weak National League Central and have flown under the radar during the 2022 MLB season. The Cardinals might be a long shot to win the World Series for a division leader, but they could be a team that surprises people in the post-season.
Canada’s team currently holds a half-game lead over Tampa Bay and a two-game lead over Seattle for the top American League Wild Card spot. The Blue Jays have been singing recently and have the offensive talent to be a perennial contender for years to come, although pitching may prove to be Toronto’s critical flaw.
Seattle hasn’t made the MLB playoffs since 2001. The Mariners will break that streak and pose a difficult task for whomever they play in the first round of the playoffs.
The American League East has three of the top eight betting candidates to win the World Series. Tampa Bay will be looking to make it to their second World Series in three seasons in 2022.
The Phillies hold a two-game lead over the Brewers for the final National League Wild Card spot and will need to continue to fight for the last National League Wild Card Spot.
Even with significant acquisitions over the winter and before the trade deadline, the Padres are still among the competitive teams with longer odds of winning the World Series. As of publication, the Padres hold the second National League Wild Card spot
Cleveland is the first of three teams on this list fighting for the American League Central division pennant and has the highest odds among the current division leaders to win the World Series.
As of publication, the Brewers are two games behind the Phillies for the final National League Wild Card spot. The Brewers will fight for that final playoff spot but remain a significant underdog to win the World Series.
Chicago is the second of three teams fighting for the American League Central division championship. The White Sox will be fighting with the Guardians for the division pennant to the final few games of the regular season.
Minnesota is the third of three teams fighting for the American League Central Division championship. The Twins still have a chance but are all but eliminated from the postseason.
The Orioles World Series odds shifted dramatically when the Orioles were on a run of excellent performances after the All-star break. Baltimore hasn’t been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet and remains a long shot to make the playoffs, let alone win the World Series.