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Opening 2022 World Series Odds See Braves at +1400 Odds to Repeat; Dodgers Favored at +550

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in MLB Baseball

Nov 2, 2021 · 10:52 PM PDT

The Atlanta Braves celebrate after winning baseball's World Series in Game 6 against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. The Braves won 7-0. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • The reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves are at opening odds of +1400 to repeat
  • It’s the Los Angeles Dodgers who are +550 favorites
  • The Chicago White Sox (+1000) show the shortest odds among American League teams

For the first time since 1995, MLB is entering a Braves new world when it comes to the World Series champions. The Atlanta Braves are the title holders for only the second time since the club relocated to the Georgia city in the mid-1960s.

The champagne-soaked carpet hasn’t even dried yet in the visitor’s clubhouse at Minute Maid Park, where the Braves celebrated their six-game win over the Houston Astros. That hasn’t stopped online sportsbooks from looking ahead and projecting a 2022 champion in the World Series odds.

Spoiler alert – it isn’t the Braves. Atlanta are given odds of +1400 to repeat. Those odds are making the Braves the co-sixth choice in this betting market with four other teams.

It’s the Los Angeles Dodgers who are the +550 chalk. That makes it three years in a row that LA’s National League team was the opening betting pick to win it all.

2022 World Series Odds

Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +550
Houston Astros +700
Chicago White Sox +1000
Toronto Blue Jays +1200
New York Yankees +1200
Atlanta Braves +1400
San Francisco Giants +1400
San Diego Padres +1400
Tampa Bay Rays +1400
Milwaukee Brewers +1400
Boston Red Sox +1800
St Louis Cardinals +1800
New York Mets +2000
Philadelphia Phillies +2500
Cincinnati Reds +3000
Los Angeles Angels +4000
Seattle Mariners +4000
Oakland Athletics +5000
Detroit Tigers +5000
Cleveland Guardians +7000
Minnesota Twins +7000
Kansas City Royals +7000
Colorado Rockies +7000
Chicago Cubs +10000
Miami Marlins +10000
Washington Nationals +10000
Arizona Diamondbacks +25000
Texas Rangers +50000
Pittsburgh Pirates +50000
Baltimore Orioles +50000

Odds as of November 3rd at FanDuel

Dodgers Open As World Series Betting Favorite

With a history of a willingness to do whatever it takes, listing the Dodgers as World Series chalk is entirely understandable. That being said, it’s been years since the boys from Chavez Ravine entered the offseason facing so many uncertainties.

Starting pitching, a traditional Dodger strength, is in a state of flux. Will they sign free agents Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw? What’s the status of Trevor Bauer? He missed much of the season while under MLB investigation.

Closer Kenley Jansen, reliever Cory Knebel, shortstop Corey Seager and jack-of-all-trades Chris Taylor are other Dodgers free agents. It’s going to be an interesting winter watching to see who stays in Dodger Blue.

White Sox World Series Betting Analysis

The ChiSox are coming off the first back-to-back postseason appearances in franchise history. They are loaded in just about every facet of the game. Luis Robert will be an AL MVP candidate.

They’ve been trending upward for two years now and this could be the season that Chicago’s other MLB club goes all the way.

Blue Jays Offer Sensational Value

No team was playing better baseball down the stretch than the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays have allowed their young prospects to blossom together and last season, led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr at the plate and Robbie Ray on the mound, they came up one win shy of a postseason berth.

A big factor for Jays will be whether they can retain free agents Ray and infielder Marcus Semien. They’ll be a team to watch regardless.

Odds Dead Against A Braves Repeat

It can be argued that the Braves will be a better team next season. NL MVP candidate Ronald Acuna Jr and ace starter Mike Sorotka are coming back from season-ending injuries.

Here’s the rub – no MLB team has repeated as World Series champions since the New York Yankees won three straight from 1998-2000. The last repeat winner from the NL was the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds.

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