BASEBALL HANDICAPPING – MLB FUTURES ODDS
Looking for our updated 2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds and predictions? The lockout has put a freeze on the MLB offseason, with a number of prized free agents still without a home, and teams’ offseason grades still to be decided. With so much uncertainty, it’s a great time for alert bettors to review the board in search of value to take advantage of that uncertainty .
2021 MLB Predictions & Handicapping Insight
Here’s a look at three favorites, three teams from the middle of the pack, and three long shots to win the 2022 World Series.
Updated October 2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds for 2022
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers +600
The loss of Corey Seager hurts, even with Trea Turner around to plug the hole at shortstop, but that’s a sign of the cracks starting to show in the Dodgers’ armor.
The pitching staff also got worse, with Max Scherzer and Corey Knebel signing big money deals elsewhere. But it’s tough to point at another team in the NL as a legitimate contender to the Dodgers, who figure to flash their cash once the lockout ends or at the trade deadline.
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: Houston Astros +900
The team was able to resign Justin Verlander and add Hector Neris to the bullpen prior to the lockout,
but Carlos Correa is one of the most prized free agents remaining and could play ball elsewhere next year if the Astros don’t meet his demands. Alex Bregman could move back to shortstop if Correa doesn’t return, leaving a hold at third that’d be easier to fill.
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: New York Yankees +1100
It’s been an unusually quiet offseason for the Yankees, who’ve been disappointed with the playoff output from their core, but haven’t done much to supplement them. Maybe that changes when the lockout’s over and they make a splash with a Carlos Correa or Trevor Story type add, especially with shortstop being a position of need for them, but it’s tough to feel optimistic about what’s going on in the Bronx right now.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: Dodgers +550
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays +1300
The Blue Jays reloaded in the offseason, replacing Robbie Ray with Kevin Gausman, and keeping Jose Berrios to cushion the loss of Steven Matz. That said, it’ll be tough to replace the MVP-caliber season Marcus Semien had for them. Replacing that production via a trade or free agent signing will be key to keeping their momentum going.
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: San Diego Padres +1600
There was no bigger disappointment last season than the World Series-favorite Padres failing to qualify for the postseason.
That said, this is a great time to buy the dip, as the team will post the deepest starting rotation in baseball, and features a number of bounceback candidates in the lineup, starting with a fully-healthy season from Fernando Tatis Jr.
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox +1800
It’s been a strange offseason for the Red Sox, who haven’t been connected to any of the big name free agents, saw Eduardo Rodriguez depart and replaced him with Rich Hill and James Paxton, and haven’t seemed keen to re-sign postseason standout Kyle Schwarber. The rotation will likely hold this team back once again.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: San Diego Padres +1600
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels +3000
The Angels added some pieces to their starting rotation, which was again a mess in 2021. The key for this team, however, will be keeping the core of Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and Anthony Rendon healthy and in the lineup throughout the summer and fall months.
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: Seattle Mariners +4000
The Mariners were one of the pleasant surprises of the 2021 season, finishing 18 games above .500 and nearly qualifying for the postseason, with those hopes staying alive until the final day of the regular season.
The team added the reigning AL Cy Young award winner Robbie Ray to a big-money deal, and traded for 2021 All-Star Adam Frazier, and the team could make another splashy free agent addition once the lockout ends.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: Oakland Athletics +6000
The Athletics have usually punched above their weight class in recent years, but the team is looking to shed payroll once again, and even the great Billy Beane may not be able to overcome the loss of talent this team is poised for.
2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds: Mariners +5000
Here are the remaining 2022 World Series Futures Betting Odds in their entirety:
- New York Mets +1200
- Chicago White Sox +1200
- Atlanta Braves +1300
- Tampa Bay Rays +1400
- Milwaukee Brewers +1600
- San Francisco Giants +2000
- St. Louis Cardinals +2500
- Philadelphia Phillies +3500
- Detroit Tigers +4000
- Cincinnati Reds +5000
- Cleveland Guardians +6500
- Miami Marlins +8000
- Texas Rangers +8000
- Kansas City Royals +8000
- Minnesota Twins +8000
- Colorado Rockies +10000
- Washington Nationals +10000
- Chicago Cubs +10000
- Arizona Diamondbacks +20000
- Pittsburgh Pirates +20000
- Baltimore Orioles +20000
Here’s my way to early 2022 World Series prediction: Padres +750
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