MLB World Series Odds 2022
Amidst the 2022 MLB lockout, some futures markets are still able to be wagered on. One of the oldest sports when it comes to betting is baseball, as there have been wagers taken on America’s pastime for over a century.
The most popular futures bet when it comes to MLB and baseball betting is who will win the World Series. All 30 teams receive bets throughout the season, but that changes as the odds drastically moved based on which teams the bettors believe will have the most successful campaigns, how standings fall, and playoff series’ go.
Let’s take a look at the current World Series odds for 2022, odds movement, betting history and more World Series facts.
2022 World Series Odds Timeline
A look at how the World Series odds have moved throughout the 2022 season.
- February 2022 – Amidst the lockout, the Dodgers are favored at +700, as they opened.
- January 2022 – Dodgers open as World Series favorites.
Odds To Win 2022 World Series
A look at the updated 2022 World Series odds with the best prices from various legal sportsbooks.
World Series Betting History
Let’s take a look at the World Series betting history.
Top 5 World Series Upsets
A recap of five of the biggest upsets in World Series history.
2003 – Marlins Defeat Mighty Yankees
The (then Florida) Marlins had just a $54M payroll compared to the Yankees’ $164M payroll, which makes this a massive upset in every sense of the word. The storyline of the Marlins’ season was incredible, as they hired Jack McKeon in the middle of the season as manager, and went on an incredible run behind the arm of Josh Beckett and leadership of Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.
1969 – Miracle Mets of 1969
The title “Miracle Mets” should explain everything. The Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles who had won 109 games. The Mets certainly had a great pitching staff led by Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan, but in 1969 there was no way the Baltimore Orioles were losing to the Mets.
1988 – “I Don’t Believe What I Just Saw”
Kirk Gibson’s heroics changed Dodgers history forever, but that was just one fact of that World Series. The Athletics had a near-perfect baseball club, and the Dodgers just somehow scraped together wins throughout the playoffs. The real story was Orel Hershiser’s incredible run in the postseason that led the Dodgers to a World Series victory.
1990 – Reds Take Down the Favored Athletics
Ever heard of Billy Hatcher? He hit .750 in the 1990 World Series and Jose Rijo allowed just one earned run in over 15 innings of work to defeat the Athletics, who were filled with talent from top to bottom. Not only was it an upset, the Reds swept the A’s in four games.
1960 – The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
Bill Mazeroski hit a walk-off home run in Game 7 of the World Series. The moment does not get any better, and it was a massive upset for the Pirates over the historic Yankees. In a seven-game series, the Yankees scored 28 more runs than the Pirates, but the last four were the only ones that mattered as the Yankees dropped Game 7 to the Pirates in a massive upset.
World Series Champions By Year
A look at each World Series champion in the last 20+ years.
|Year||World Series Champion||Runner Up|
|2021||Atlanta Braves||Houston Astros|
|2020||Los Angeles Dodgers||Tampa Bay Rays|
|2019||Washington Nationals||Houston Astros|
|2018||Boston Red Sox||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2017||Houston Astros||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2016||Chicago Cubs||Cleveland Indians|
|2015||Kansas City Royals||New York Mets|
|2014||San Francisco Giants||Kansas City Royals|
|2013||Boston Red Sox||St. Louis Cardinals|
|2012||San Francisco Giants||Detroit Tigers|
|2011||St. Louis Cardinals||Texas Rangers|
|2010||San Francisco Giants||Texas Rangers|
|2009||New York Yankees||Philadelphia Phillies|
|2008||Philadelphia Phillies||Tampa Bay Rays|
|2007||Boston Red Sox||Colorado Rockies|
|2006||St. Louis Cardinals||Detroit Tigers|
|2005||Chicago White Sox||Houston Astros|
|2004||Boston Red Sox||St. Louis Cardinals|
|2003||Florida Marlins||New York Yankees|
|2002||Anaheim Angels||San Francisco Giants|
|2001||Arizona Diamondbacks||New York Yankees|
|2000||New York Yankees||New York Mets|
World Series MVP By Year
A look at each World Series MVP for the last 20+ years.
|Year||World Series Champion||World Series MVP|
|2021||Atlanta Braves||Jorge Soler|
|2020||Los Angeles Dodgers||Corey Seager|
|2019||Washington Nationals||Stephen Strasburg|
|2018||Boston Red Sox||Steve Pearce|
|2017||Houston Astros||George Springer|
|2016||Chicago Cubs||Ben Zobrist|
|2015||Kansas City Royals||Salvador Perez|
|2014||San Francisco Giants||Madison Bumgarner|
|2013||Boston Red Sox||David Ortiz|
|2012||San Francisco Giants||Pablo Sandoval|
|2011||St. Louis Cardinals||David Freese|
|2010||San Francisco Giants||Edgar Renteria|
|2009||New York Yankees||Hideki Matsui|
|2008||Philadelphia Phillies||Cole Hamels|
|2007||Boston Red Sox||Mike Lowell|
|2006||St. Louis Cardinals||David Eckstein|
|2005||Chicago White Sox||Jermaine Dye|
|2004||Boston Red Sox||Manny Ramirez|
|2003||Florida Marlins||Josh Beckett|
|2002||Anaheim Angels||Troy Glaus|
|2001||Arizona Diamondbacks||Curt Schilling/Randy Johnson|
|2000||New York Yankees||Derek Jeter|
All Time World Series Stats
A look at some World Series stats and records over the years.
Most Home Runs in a Single World Series
A list of the players with the most home runs in one World Series.
|World Series Year||Player||Home Runs|
Most Home Runs in a World Series Career
A list of the players with the most career home runs in the World Series.
|Player||Career World Series Home Runs|
Most Strikeouts in a Single World Series
A list of the players with the most strikeouts in one World Series.
|World Series Year||Player||Career World Series Strikeouts|
2022 World Series Odds Frequently Asked Questions
When will the 2022 World Series be?
The 2022 World Series will be played at the conclusion of the 2022 MLB season.
Where is the World Series played?
The World Series is played in each of the two home ballparks of the two teams in the series.
Who is home in the World Series?
Traditionally, the home team in the World Series was decided by the winner of the All Star game. Now, it is decided by the record of the two teams in the World Series.
How many games are in the World Series?
The World Series is the best of a seven-game series. This means that whoever wins four games first, wins the World Series. It can be from four to seven games long.
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