The 2022 MLB Season is underway and regular season baseball has finally begun, and players across the league are hoping to find their grooves after a strange offseason that saw Spring Training delayed due to ongoing labor negotiations. It’s still early in the season so not much has changed in terms of World Series odds, but there hasn’t even been a standout team just yet anyway with every single team having at least two losses through the first week of games. The Los Angeles Dodgers had among the flashiest offseasons, specifically with their acquisition of Freddie Freeman, and they remain the World Series favorites at +475. The Dodgers are the clear favorites in the National League as they’re followed next by a group of American League teams, with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Houston Astros sitting second through fourth with the shortest betting odds to win this year’s World Series.
The teams that began the season as the favorites in their respective divisions have held their leads in the betting odds to this point, with one notable exception. The New York Mets opened behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East and quickly fell even further behind after Jacob deGrom was placed on the IL but since that time, the Mets have gained ground on both the Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies and are now slight favorites to win the NL East title. The rest of the divisional favorites in the National League include the Milwaukee Brewers in the Central and the Dodgers in the West. In the American League, it’s the Blue Jays in the East, the Chicago White Sox in the Central and the Astros leading the way in the West.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros in the 2021 World Series, winning the series in six games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorites to win the 2022 World Series at +500 as of the start of Spring Training.
Shohei Ohtani won the 2021 American League MVP, and Bryce Harper won the 2021 National League MVP.
Opening Day for the 2022 MLB season is set for April 7. It was originally schedule to be March 31 before being pushed back by one week.
Robbie Ray won the 2021 American League Cy Young, and Corbin Burnes won the 2021 National League Cy Young.
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