Yankees Overtake Dodgers as 2022 World Series Betting Favorites

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  • The New York Yankees are the new World Series betting favorites.
  • New York is 17-2 in its last 19 games played entering Tuesday’s schedule.
  • The Yankeees are the first team to win 50 games in the majors this year.

The Los Angeles Dodgers had been 2022 World Series favorites since the betting lines for this year’s Fall Classic opened last November. Not anymore.

With the Dodgers going 5-5 in their last 10 games played entering Tuesday’s schedule, the New York Yankees have won 17 out of their last 19 games played. Following the Yankees’ latest triumph, a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, New York overtook the Dodgers on the World Series betting boards for the first time this season.

Yankees Now World Series Favorites

The Yankees are now the +450 betting favorites at the DK Sportsbook with the Dodgers falling back to +500. New York is at an even shorter +425 odds at the BetOnline App, with the Dodgers now behind them at +450. The Bronx Bombers have their current shortest odds at Bet365 USA where they are now at +400 odds and the Dodgers at a +450 price.

At BetMGM, the Dodgers were the +375 betting favorites entering Monday with the Yankees trailing them at +odds. But before the day ended, BetMGM placed New York at par with Los Angeles at +450 the Houston Astros at +650, and the New York Mets at +700. Meanwhile, Caesars still has the Dodgers on top at +420 but the Yankees are at their closest at +450. PointsBet USA also has L.A. at +425 and New York at +450.

New York’s rise in the odds boards is no surprise. They have lost just twice in their last 19 games played and have opened a 12-game lead over second-place Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East at the end of Monday’s schedule. Not only that, but the Yankees are also the first team to win 50 games this season.

First Team to 50 Wins This Season

The Yankees have already won 50 games on June 20, 2022. Last season, they picked up win number 50 on July 31, 2021. New York also reached the 50-win milestone at a point in the season where 25 teams still have not won 40 games.

At 50-17 as of Monday night, the Yankees are off to their best start and at 67 games played so far, that’s the fewest number of games for a Yankees team to reach 50 wins since 1998. This also marks only the 4th time in Yankees history that they have reached 50 wins in 67 games. The other years were 1998, 1939, and 1928. The 2022 Yankees also have the best start overall in the majors since the 2001 Seattle Mariners.

The best MLB betting sites gave the Yankees a 92.5 win total before the start of the 2022 season. With their current record, New York only needs to go 42-53 the rest of the way to cash the OVER on a betting ticket. But that’s not their goal. New York has not won the World Series since 2009. They have not played in the Fall Classic since then and have made only three appearances at the ALCS. Those could change this year if the Yankees stay healthy.

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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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