Yankees Ascend to the Top of the 2022 World Series Odds Boards

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  • The New York Yankees are the new World Series betting favorites at Caesars Sportsbook.
  • With the Dodgers dropping from +420 to +450 over the weekend, the Yankees now have the shortest odds to win the Commissioner’s Trophy at +430.
  • New York has the third best 73-game start in the majors since 1930.

The New York Yankees are having one of their best seasons in years. Now their strong start has put them on top of the World Series betting boards.

New York opened with +1000 odds to win the 2022 Fall Classic, tied with the Atlanta Braves for the third-best odds behind the Dodgers’ +500 and the Houston Astros’ +800. 73 regular season games later, the Yankees have overtaken everybody ahead of them.

Another Aaron Judge Walk-Off

On Sunday, Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning four his second walk-off hit versus the Astros in four days and the Yankees’ 10th walk-off win of the season as New York beat Houston 6-3 to bounce back from back-to-back losses where they were nearly no-hit for two consecutive games.

The Yankees were left hitless by the Astros last Saturday behind a combined no-hitter by Cristian Javier, Hector Neris, and Ryan Pressley. On Sunday, Jose Urquidy was eight outs away from a second no-hitter when Giancarlo Stanton ended a 16-inning hitless streak with a one-out solo home run in the 7th inning. That was all the spark that the Yankees needed to get their mojo back.

D.J. LeMahieu followed it up with a two-run scoring drive in the 8th inning to tie the game before Judge delivered his heroics in the 10th. With the win, the Yankees improved to 53-20 on the season, matching the third-best 73-game start in the majors since 1930, bettered only by the 2001 Mariners and 1998 Yankees. Now they are also the new betting favorites to win the 2022 World Series.

Yankees World Series Favorites for the First Time This Year

The Los Angeles Dodgers won their weekend series against the Atlanta Braves 2-1 but saw their title odds fade from +420 to +450 after losing Game 2 of that series. Meanwhile, the top MLB sportsbooks moved the Yankees ahead of the Dodgers with Caesars Sportsbook adjusting New York’s odds to +430 as the new 2022 World Series Favorites.

On the BetOnline App, the Bronx Bombers are also the new +425 World Series Favorites with the Dodgers now chasing them at +450 odds. The FD Sportsbook has the Yankees at an even shorter +420 odds with the Dodgers falling back at +450 as well. Bet365 USA has the shortest odds for the Yankees at +400 with the Dodgers also listed at +450. Unibet, FoxBet, and the Barstool Sportsbook both have the two teams as +400 co-favorites.

Los Angeles opened as the odds-on-favorite to win the 2022 World Series and has held that title up until Sunday. Even when the Yankees had the best record already and when they were the first team to win 50 games this season, the best MLB betting sites had Los Angeles as betting favorites. That has changed, at least for now.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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