Updated: 2022 World Series Futures – Braves Move Up

The Atlanta Braves won the 2021 World Series with a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros. Atlanta finished the series in Game 6 in Houston. The win was the first Major League Baseball title for the Braves since 1995.

The Braves were not the favorite to win the National League or the World Series in 2022 according to the opening odds. The Los Angeles Dodgers were and remain the favorite in those categories. However, the Braves, who opened as +1100 to win back-to-back World Series titles, improved their chances of a repeat according to the oddsmakers. Atlanta is now on the board as a +900 (via BetOnline) to win the 2022 World Series.

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Odds To Win 2022 World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers+575+550+450+480
Houston Astros+775+800+650+720
Atlanta Braves+900+1100+1200+1350
New York Yankees+1000+1000+900+865
San Diego Padres+1400+1500+1400+1060
Tampa Bay Rays+1400+1200+1400+1350
Chicago White Sox+1600+1000+1200+960
Boston Red Sox+1800+1600+1400+1640
Los Angeles Angels+1800+2500+3300+3800
San Francisco Giants+1800+1600+1800+1250
Toronto Blue Jays+1800+1000+1400+960
Milwaukee Brewers+2000+1800+1400+1540
New York Mets+2000+2000+1800+1730
St. Louis Cardinals+2200+1800+2500+2310
Philadelphia Phillies+2800+2800+2800+2790
Cincinnati Reds+3300+4500+3300+3800
Detroit Tigers+3300+4500+8000+4200
Seattle Mariners+3300+3000+4000+3800
Oakland Athletics+4500+5000+3300+3800
Cleveland Guardians+5500+7000+4000+5700
Washington Nationals+6600+9000+5000+7600
Minnesota Twins+7500+7500+8000+6200
Chicago Cubs+8000+10000+6600+7600
Colorado Rockies+8000+9000+8000+7100
Miami Marlins+8000+9000+8000+7600
Kansas City Royals+8000+7500+12500+6200
Arizona Diamondbacks+20000+15000+20000+11900
Baltimore Orioles+20000+15000+20000+14400
Pittsburgh Pirates+20000+20000+12500+18900
Texas Rangers+20000+20000+15000+14400

2022 World Series favorites

TheDodgers, who won the 2020 World Series, were also the favorites to win the 2021 title. Los Angeles triumphed over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Wild Card in 2021 and then topped the San Francisco Giants 3-2 to take the NLDS. The NLCS did not go the way the Dodgers wanted, and the Braves took that series in six games. Despite that loss, the Dodgers are once again the favorites to win the NL and the World Series, but they have slipped from their opening odds of +500.

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The Astros were not one of the favorites to make it to the World Series in 2021, opening at +2500, which were the same odds as the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs finished the 2021 season out of the playoffs with a record of 71-91. Houston put together a 95-67 record. They defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-1 in the ALDS and then topped the Boston Red Sox 4-2 in the ALCS before losing the World Series to the Braves.

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The Braves were among the top preseason picks to win the 2021 World Series, with an opening line of +1200. The teams ahead of them in the early odds last season were Rays (+1000), Padres (+800), Yankees (+650) and Dodgers (+425). Right now, the only teams with better odds than the Braves (according to BetUS) are the Dodgers (+450), Astros (+650) and Yankees (+900).

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2021 Playoff Teams

The Tampa Bay Rays, who were favored over the Red Sox in this season’s ALDS, are a +1350 (via MyBookie) to win the 2022 World Series. The Milwaukee Brewers, who faced the Braves in the NLDS, are listed at +1540, while the Cardinals are a +2310 longshot. The White Sox have better odds at +960 as do the Giants at +1250.

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MyTopSportsbook’s World Series 2022 Pick

There’s a lot of time to think about the 2022 World Series and a lot of pieces that need to fall into place. Two of the big pieces for the Dodgers are Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw. If the Dodgers can keep both of these players, they will be the team to beat for the 2022 World Series.

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Trent Reinsmith

Trent covers UFC and MMA for MTS. He currently covers MMA for MMA Junkie and Forbes. He has also written for Vice, Bloody Elbow, Fight! Magazine, UFC 360, and Narratively among others. He has been involved with MMA since he and some friends threw some money together to purchase the pay-per-view of UFC 1, and the rest is history.