Dodgers, Astros lead early 2022 World Series odds

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Dodgers, Astros lead early 2022 World Series odds originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Atlanta Braves are World Series champions.

Great. Let’s look ahead to next year!

The 2021 MLB season ended Tuesday night when the Braves demolished the Houston Astros by a score of 7-0 in Game 6 of the Fall Classic. Atlanta owns baseball’s crown, but who is the favorite to take it in 2022?

Here’s an early look at the odds to take home next season’s championship:

Which team has the best 2022 World Series odds?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best odds to win the 2022 World Series one day into the offseason at +500, according to our partner, PointsBet.

L.A. finished with the second-best record in the majors at 106-56 but was forced into a wild card spot. Chris Taylor walked it off for the Dodgers in the NL Wild Card Game and the team got revenge over the first-place San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. The Dodgers’ season ended in the NLCS, as the eventual champion Braves won the series in six games.

Following the Dodgers sit the World Series runners-up Astros at +600.

Which teams have the worst 2022 World Series odds?

Oddsmakers are not too optimistic that the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates or Texas Rangers will turn things around next season. All three clubs have +50000 odds to lift the Commissioner’s Trophy in 2022.

All three teams had over 100 losses across the 2021 campaign. The only other team to exceed 100 losses last season was the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the next-worst World Series odds at +25000. The Chicago Cubs round out the bottom five at +10000.

What are the Braves’ odds to repeat as World Series champions in 2022?

Despite entering next season as defending champions, eight teams have higher odds than the Braves to win the 2022 Fall Classic. Atlanta has +1400 odds, tied with the Tampa Bay Rays and lower than two teams that missed the 2021 MLB postseason: the Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres.

The Braves have a ton of roster decisions to make this offseason with 14 free agents, including some of the marquee stars from their World Series run. Freddie Freeman, Jorge Soler, Joc Pederson, Adam Duvall and Eddie Rosario are all among the Atlanta players who could hit the market this offseason.

What are the Washington Nationals’ 2022 World Series odds?

The Nats are tied for the sixth-worst odds to win the 2022 Fall Classic. Their +8000 odds are tied with the Miami Marlins after winning the World Series just two seasons ago.

Full 2022 World Series odds

Here is the full list of PointsBet’s early 2022 World Series odds:

Los Angeles Dodgers, +500

Houston Astros, +600

Chicago White Sox, +850

Toronto Blue Jays, +900

New York Yankees, +1000

San Diego Padres, +1100

Milwaukee Brewers, +1200

San Francisco Giants, +1200

Atlanta Braves, +1400

Tampa Bay Rays, +1400

Boston Red Sox, +1600

New York Mets, +1600

St. Louis Cardinals, +1600

Philadelphia Phillies, +2200

Cincinnati Reds, +2800

Los Angeles Angels, +3300

Seattle Mariners, +4000

Detroit Tigers, +5000

Oakland Athletics, +5000

Colorado Rockies, +6600

Kansas City Royals, +6600

Minnesota Twins, +6600

Cleveland Guardians, +6600

Miami Marlins, +8000

Washington Nationals, +8000

Chicago Cubs, +10000

Arizona Diamondbacks, +25000

Baltimore Orioles, +50000

Pittsburgh Pirates, +50000

Texas Rangers, +50000

Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.