Early 2022 World Series Betting Predictions
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Early 2022 World Series Betting Predictions

While the World Series ended only a few days ago, we have some early betting predictions on the 2022 World Series winner – including how the Blue Jays win it all next season.

Even though the 2021 World Series ended this week, the MLB odds from the best sportsbooks are available on what team will win the 2022 World Series. We have some early 2022 World Series betting predictions as we head into the MLB offseason.

To Win the 2022 World SeriesFunbet
LA Dodgers6.00
NY Yankees10.00
CHI White Sox11.00
San Diego15.00
San Francisco16.00
Tampa Bay17.00

More teams are available to bet at Funbet.

Los Angeles Dodgers Open as Favourites to Win 2022 World Series

Ahead of the official start of free agency (player can officially negotiate with other teams on November 7) – the Los Angeles Dodgers open as the favourites to win the 2022 World Series. The Dodgers have many important free agents heading into the offseason – but with their deep pockets and a winning culture – they should be able to retain many (and maybe grab other stars from smaller markets).

Assuming lifelong Dodger Clayton Kershaw stays and they re-sign Max Scherzer – the Dodgers have the best rotation heading into 2022. They save some money by letting Corey Seager sign elsewhere – as his asking price could be in the $200 million range. With Trea Turner, the Dodgers can afford to let him go. It will also allow them to spend more money elsewhere.

Kenley Jansen is one question mark this offseason. While he remains one of the best closers in the game, he will be 35 next season – and the Dodgers may not offer as much as other teams (who lack the depth of the Dodgers bullpen).

Who they target in free agency remains to be seen. But a healthy Los Angeles Dodgers roster, with their savvy front office, and deep pockets remain one of the best bets to win the 2022 World Series.

Los Angeles Dodgers To Win the 2022 World Series
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Toronto Blue Jays Viewed as Contenders in 2021-22 as We Enter the Offseason

Despite playing home games in three different cities, the Toronto Blue Jays were one game away from making the 2021 MLB Playoffs. Now, MLB odds from the best online sportsbooks have the Blue Jays as one of the favourites to win the 2022 World Series. It will just be up to the front office to make sure the team they return in 2022 – is as good, if not better than the one fielded in 2021.

Blue Jays 2022 World Series Odds

The Blue Jays playing an entire season in Toronto improves their chances immensely in 2022. The Blue Jays winning percentage from their return to Toronto to the end of the season was .635 – which over a full season in 2021, is better than anyone in the American League. Stability at home and a healthy George Springer are two things we expect in 2022.

The biggest questions surround free agency. The Jays have three key free agents – Marcus Siemen, Robbie Ray, and Steven Matz. Matz is the cheapest option and would be the perfect fourth pitcher for the Blue Jays. Siemen seems the most likely to live – opting to cash in and return shortstop on another team (instead of remaining at second base for the Jays).

Ray could re-sign in Toronto – following a career year and his work with Pete Walker. If the deal is reasonable – or Rogers is willing to spend, the Jays could target another big-ticket free agent or potentially make a move for Jose Ramirez. The Jays should be aggressive – especially before the young stars on the team are up for extensions – and they have less to spend on veterans during the offseason.

Overall, the Jays have a talented team with enough young pieces to compete in 2022. If they spend – which they should – and Nate Pearson emerges – you could argue they have as good a roster as anyone in the American League – and are worth betting to win the 2022 World Series.   

Toronto Blue Jays To Win the 2022 World Series
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With Ronald Acuna Jr. Returning in 2022 – Can the Braves Repeat as Champions?

The Atlanta Braves will be better in 2022 – not because of who they sign in the offseason, but who they get back. The Braves have one of the best young players in baseball in outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. In his first three seasons he has two Silver Sluggers and won Rookie of the Year.

It seemed like when he went down due to injury in 2021 – the Atlanta Braves were out of luck. Acuna had 44 extra-base hits and .990 OPS in 82 games in 2021 – to go with 17 steals and elite defence. Getting him back is about the equivalent of the Braves signing the best free agent this offseason.

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The Braves should re-sign Freddie Freeman in the offseason to pair with Acuna in the middle-of-the-order. Freeman is reliable as any player in baseball with an OPS of at least .841 and a 3.0 WAR every year since 2013.

The Braves’ toughest decisions surround Eddie Rosario and Jorge Soler – the NLCS and World Series MVP. Keeping one – probably the more consistent Rosario – and spending on pitching would help the Atlanta Braves repeat as World Series Champions.

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