The crack of the bat, the sound of the ball striking the catcher’s mitt, the pricey beer, and the strange tingling sensation you get when you eat a ballpark hotdog. Simply accept it; don’t question it.

All that counts is that the World Series race is heating up and that playoff baseball has begun. Even though we are in the home stretch, there is still plenty of time to predict who will take Home the championship this year.


If you consider yourself knowledgeable about baseball, getting in on the action now can offer some excellent value. According to Bovada, the Houston Astros are the new World Series odds favorites at +105. The final four clubs are the San Diego Padres (+325), Philadelphia Phillies (+375), and New York Yankees (+500).

Astros On Top In 2022 MLB World Series Odds

Team Odds
Houston Astros -170
Los Angeles Dodgers +375
Philadelphia Phillies +140
New York Yankees +375
Odds as of October 24 at Bovada

Is the current Astros team the one to beat?

Baseball’s top team during the regular season was the Dodgers. For the majority of the season and into October, they were the undisputed World Series favourites with 111 victories. However, the Astros are now the team to beat after Los Angeles was shocked and eliminated from the postseason.

The depth of the Astros lineup proved to be their greatest asset in sweeping the Mariners in the ALDS. Houston has a strong rotation, bullpen, and offence, and it has paid off.

However, the Astros also have superstars to go along with their depth. Houston possesses the high floor and high ceiling of a World Series champion thanks to the ability of Justin Verlander, Framber Valdez, and Yordan Alvarez to perform in crucial situations.

Can The Phillies Shock The NL?

The Phillies were crawling toward the postseason only a few weeks ago, and it appeared as though they would not even advance. However, the Phillies are currently three wins away from the Fall Classic after a series victory in the first two rounds of October.

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