MLB World Series 2022: News & Updates

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Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez watches his two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.
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Rachael Millanta @rachaelmillanta Oct 24, 2022, 1:30 AM
  • The 2022 World Series is scheduled from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5.
  • It will be a seven-game series played by the AL/NL Championship Series winners.
  • The Houston Astros lead the league with World Series odds of -185.

The 2022 regular season has now wrapped up, and World Series odds are on every baseball fan’s mind. Under the new expanded postseason format, this is the first year that 12 teams advanced to the playoffs, meaning more teams to battle it out and a lot more excitement for all of us.

The Wild Card Series ran Oct. 7-9, followed by the Division Series Oct. 11-17, and the Championship Series Oct. 18-23 (though it was scheduled until Oct. 25). Finally, the World Series will run Oct. 28-Nov 5.

How Are World Series Teams Chosen?

With 12 teams advancing to the playoffs instead of the previous 10, there is a lot more happening in this year’s postseason. Three division winners and three Wild Card teams moved forward from each league, assigned seeds 1-6 based on their regular-season records.

The top two seeds from each league (i.e., the two division-winning teams with the best regular-season records) received a bye from the first round, the Wild Card Series. The third division-winning team (Seed 3) hosted the third Wild Card team (Seed 6) for a best-of-three series, with Seed 4 doing the same with Seed 5. 

The winners of the Wild Card Series then advanced to the best-of-five Division Series. Seed 1 hosted the winner of Seed 3 vs. Seed 6, and Seed 2 welcomed the winner of Seed 4 vs. Seed 5. The winners of those series advanced to a seven-game Championship Series to determine which team from each league moved forward to the World Series.

It’s bigger. It’s more exciting. It’s a little bit confusing, but I’m sure we’ll all pick it up quickly. 

So, which teams will be competing for the World Series?

World Series Odds

TEAMOPENING ODDSODDSTICKETHANDLE
Astros+800-18510.0%14.9%
Phillies+3500+1505.1%4.4%
Angels+5000N/AN/AN/A
Athletics+4000N/AN/AN/A
Blue Jays+1600N/AN/AN/A
Braves+1000N/AN/AN/A
Brewers+1600N/AN/AN/A
Cardinals+3000N/AN/AN/A
Cubs+10000N/AN/AN/A
Diamondbacks+15000N/AN/AN/A
Dodgers+500N/AN/AN/A
Giants+1600N/AN/AN/A
Guardians+5000N/AN/AN/A
Mariners+4000N/AN/AN/A
Marlins+8000N/AN/AN/A
Mets+2000N/AN/AN/A
Nationals+6600N/AN/AN/A
Orioles+15000N/AN/AN/A
Padres+1600N/AN/AN/A
Pirates+15000N/AN/AN/A
Rangers+15000N/AN/AN/A
Rays+1200N/AN/AN/A
Red Sox+1800N/AN/AN/A
Reds+4000N/AN/AN/A
Rockies+8000N/AN/AN/A
Royals+6600N/AN/AN/A
Tigers+5000N/AN/AN/A
Twins+8000N/AN/AN/A
White Sox+1200N/AN/AN/A
Yankees+1000N/AN/AN/A

Houston Astros

With the Los Angeles Dodgers now eliminated, the Astros have the best odds to win it all this year, and their regular-season record of 106-56 tells you why. The team won the AL West, received a bye in the Wild Card Series, swept the Seattle Mariners in the Division Series, and swept the New York Yankees in the ALCS.

As has become a relatively standard reaction to Houston on a winning streak, the team’s inclusion in the World Series this year would likely come with its share of controversy. Despite having made appearances in 2019 and 2021, I don’t think there are too many people ready to forgive the Astros for the 2017 cheating scandal quite yet.

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Rachael Millanta

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Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.