- The Los Angeles Dodgers have opened as the odds on favorite to win the 2022 World Series.
- Los Angeles is currently trailing the Atlanta Braves 2-3 in the 2021 NLCS.
- The Houston Astros are the current 2021 World Series betting favorites at +105.
The 2021 World Series hasn’t even started yet but the best baseball betting sites have already opened the betting lines for next year’s MLB championship.
We don’t know who will be in this World Series yet…
But 2022 World Series Futures are now up at #CaesarsSportsbook
Check out the Top-5 👀 pic.twitter.com/E54DVlTFFp
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) October 22, 2021
According to the Caesars Sportsbook, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the odds on favorite to win it all next year at +500. The AL West champions Houston Astros are second at +700 while the NL East winners Atlanta Braves are third at +900. The New York Yankees and the AL Central champs Chicago White Sox complete the Top 5 at +1000 and +1200, respectively.
Dodgers Wire to Wire Regular Season Favorites
— ESPN Los Angeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) October 28, 2020
The Dodgers were wire-to-wire regular season betting favorites to win the World Series this season. They opened as +400 preseason favorites and saw their odds shorten to +375 at the All-Star Break. By September, the Dodgers’ World Series odds continued to improve at +200, and even when they were relegated to the NL Wild Card game, Los Angeles was still the +400 odds on favorite to repeat as MLB champions
After beating the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS, Los Angeles became +130 favorites to win the World Series. Even after losing Game 1 of the NLCS, the Dodgers were still the +160 odds on favorite to win it all this season. It wasn’t until the Braves went up 2-0 that they became the new World Series favorites. That was short-lived as Los Angeles went from +850 to the +200 favorites again after winning Game 3.
But the Braves refused to go away. Despite the Dodgers being a -225 betting favorite to tie the series in Game 4, Atlanta pushed the Dodgers to the brink of elimination with an authoritative 9-2 win in Game 4. With the victory, the Braves shortened to +170 to win the World Series with only the Astros ahead of them at -105. The Dodgers dropped to +700 as they faced a 1-3 deficit.
Los Angeles Stays Alive
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) October 22, 2021
Los Angeles stayed alive by winning Game 5 11-2, and cutting the Braves’ lead down to 3-2 but still, they’re in a tough spot. The Dodgers are +190 underdogs to win the NLCS but are -167 betting favorites to win Saturday’s Game 6 and send the series to a winner-take-all Game 7. Max Scherzer will be matched up against Ian Anderson on Saturday.
As of the latest betting odds at the BetOnline App, the Houston Astros who are up 3-2 on the Boston Red Sox and are -375 favorites to win the AL Pennant, are the current World Series Betting Favorites at +105. Houston is a -109 betting favorite to win Game 6 with Luis Garcia facing Nathan Eovaldi on the mound on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Braves who are a -195 to win the NL Pennant are second in the latest World Series odd boards at +250 while the Dodgers have dropped to third at +350. The Boston Red Sox currently has the longest World Series odds at +800 via online sportsbook BetOnline.