2022 MLB World Series Odds: Are the Toronto Blue Jays Contenders or Pretenders?

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The MLB regular season is on the home stretch as we are starting to separate the legitimate from the fraudulent. While there are certainly some clear-cut favourites entering the postseason, anything can happen in the MLB Playoffs.

With multiple teams possessing hitters who can barrel it up, pitchers who throw gas, and outfielders that have no problem flashing the leather, the talent on display in this year’s upcoming MLB playoffs will be at one of the highest all-around levels we’ve seen in years.

Below you’ll find our up-to-date 2022 World Series odds table where you can view each team’s current odds to take home this year’s World Series trophy.

TeamWorld Series Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers+325
Houston Astros+400
New York Yankees+450
New York Mets+500
Atlanta Braves+1200
Toronto Blue Jays+1700
San Diego Padres+1800
St. Louis Cardinals+2500
Philadelphia Phillies+3000
Milwaukee Brewers+3500
Seattle Mariners+3500
Chicago White Sox+4000
Tampa Bay Rays+4000
Cleveland Guardians+5000
Minnesota Twins+6600
Baltimore Orioles+12500
San Francisco Giants+20000
Boston Red Sox+25000
Arizona Diamondbacks+500000
Chicago Cubs+500000
Cincinnati Reds+500000
Colorado Rockies+500000
Detroit Tigers+500000
Kansas City Royals+500000
Los Angeles Angels+500000
Miami Marlins+500000
Oakland Athletics+500000
Pittsburgh Pirates+500000
New York Rangers+500000
Washington Nationals+500000

(Odds Courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook as of August 23rd, 2022)

Why are the Dodgers the Favourite?

With six 2022 MLB All-Stars, three World Series appearances in the past five seasons, and plenty of big game experience from virtually the entire roster, it’s no secret why the Los Angeles Dodgers are favoured to become the 2022 MLB World Series champions.

Led by superstar outfielder Mookie Betts, the Dodgers have the most wins in the entire MLB, lead the league in runs scored and on-base-percentage, and have rarely faced adversity throughout this season. The Dodgers have demonstrated over the course of the regular season they are truly a force to be reckoned with.

Looking at their current odds, the Dodgers at (+325) still holds great value for bettors looking to place a World Series future wager. Don’t sleep on the Dodgers, they are the favourite for a reason, it’s going to take a team to play exceptionally for an entire series to defeat the seeming world beater that is the Dodgers.

Are the Blue Jays Worth Betting On?

Looking at Canada’s team, the Toronto Blue Jays are one of the most exciting young squads vying for a spot in this years American League (AL) pennant race. Loaded with talent the Blue Jays roster includes all-star players such as Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Alex Manoah, and George Springer, top to bottom, Toronto can hang with any team in the MLB.

While the Blue Jays are one of the most talented teams in baseball, there are still some major concerns and question marks looming over them entering the playoffs. With a streaky bullpen, inexperienced players, and potential issues within the clubhouse that have risen from the woodworks during the season, the Blue Jays may have the talent, but it could be too soon for them to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Likely going to have to fight their way from the Wild Card all the way through the Playoffs, the Blue Jays will be fighting in the face of adversity for the majority of their playoff run.

All things considered, the Blue Jays have legitimate World Series aspirations. If the Jays can band together, play consistent ball, and keep slugging at a high-clip, the Blue Jays at (+1700) provides spectacular value for MLB bettors, and could provide not only a big payday for you, but the first World Series victory for Toronto since 1993.

Value Pick: Tampa Bay Rays

It was only two years ago that the Tampa Bay Rays came up short in capturing the World Series, losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in six-games. This year they could shock the world and find their way back to the promise land, and give bettors a massive boost to their bankroll.

With the AL playoffs sure to be a bloodbath, the Tampa Bay Rays have the talent and the experience to upset even the biggest favourites in their conference, and find themselves back in the World Series.

The Rays batters may not be hitting at an all-time clip, but luckily for them their pitching has been stellar. With the third-best ERA in the MLB, as well as the fourth-fewest runs allowed, defensively the Rays are one of the hardest teams to score on in the entire league. They say defence wins championships and if the sentiment holds true, the Rays could be poised to make a cinderella run back to the World Series.

At (+4000) the Rays are a low-risk bet, able to provide bettors with tremendous bang for your buck when placing a World Series Future. If you are looking for the top value pick entering this years MLB playoffs, look no further than the Tampa Bay Rays.

Matt Eichhorn

Matt Eichhorn

Having worked in the Sports Gambling industry since 2020, Eichhorn has expertise in all things sports betting. With experience covering various major North American sports leagues he has a wide array of knowledge to draw from when crafting his work.