Top 3 Favorites Teams in MLB 2022/2023
By Space Coast Daily // August 8, 2022
Major League Baseball is a professional baseball league, the world’s oldest major professional sports league. It was founded in 1876 and consists of 30 United States and Canada teams.
The current season began in April and is anticipated to go through October. At this stage in the MLB season, the World Series odds are roughly where the experts had expected them to be.
Following the New York Yankees at the top of the points standings are the Dodgers, Astros, and Mets. The Yankees have been putting up some impressive numbers throughout the season and look like a legitimate World Series contender.
The trade deadline caused some significant changes in the World Series odds. Padres experienced the effect, and other important players as their odds have fallen. After acquiring Josh Bell and Juan Soto from the Nationals, their odds went from 18-1 to 9-1 over the past two days.
We examine the MLB Championship odds to see which clubs the bookies perceive as favorites.
|MLB Championship Odds|
|New York Yankees||+300|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+333|
|New York Mets||+550|
|San Diego Padres||+900|
|Toronto Blue Jays||+1300|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+3000|
New York Yankees (+300)
The Yankees will continue to be the team of preference for bettors placing future World Series bets. The early part of the season saw the Yankees take center stage. While going into the All-star break, they had the best record of 64-28 (.696).
The Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge has played in excellent form and has been the most dominant player in the 2022 season and this is perhaps why according to the MLB odds, the team is amongst one of the favorites to win the World Series this season, as Judge is considered to be the favorite to be named the MVP due to his superb power-hitting throughout the campaign.
Although their players have been healthy all season, the Yankees were only 5-5 in their final 10 games before the break. If the health of their key players holds, they are anticipated to continue their winning streak and will be displayed on the trophy stand in October.
Aaron Judge. Tie Game. pic.twitter.com/tw5oNXGkKN
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 7, 2022
Reaching the playoffs won’t be a problem for them as they have a solid lead in the AL East. Additionally, thanks to the comfortable lead, New York will probably be able to rest several players late in the season, which might be beneficial in the postseason.
Los Angeles Dodgers (+333)
The Dodgers are in an excellent position to win the World Series title once again this season. They have a solid and deep roaster. Yankees are just ahead of them in the odds, but they have demonstrated in the field that they are just as good and are aiming for the championship.
The Dodgers have a record of 72-33 this season. This is the best record in the National League, and their run differential outperforms every other team in the league by more than 80 runs. On the odds boards, there is not much difference between them and the Yankees. They are considered to be among the favorites to win the World Series.
Houston Astros (+400)
The Astros have been one of the best teams in the MLB for years now, and this year is no exception. They have a strong roster of star players. With their roaster, it’s easy to see why they are one of the top contenders for this year’s World Series title.
The Astros are once again in first place in the American League West. This has been made possible by the performances of Kyle Tucker, Yordan Alvarez, and other players who have made significant progress, even in the absence of Carlos Correa.
Furthermore, Houston’s offense is less effective without Alvarez, who has put up great statistics this season. Alvarez’s health will be an important story to follow in the second half. Additionally, Justin Verlander, a Cy Young frontrunner, has been outstanding to open the year.
According to the odds, the Yankees and Dodgers are the frontrunners for the 2022 Major League Baseball season, with the iconic New York franchise the outright leaders currently. There is no reason they won’t be the winners in October if they keep up their current level of play throughout the season.