The New York Yankees and New York Mets both qualified for the 2022 MLB Postseason and hope to hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy. Here’s a look at their updated World Series odds.
In the closing days of the 2022 MLB season, the playoff field was set but seeding remained in question. The Atlanta Braves clinched the NL East with a win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night, setting the MLB playoff bracket for the 2022 postseason. Both New York teams find themselves with better than 10-to-1 odds to win the 2022 World Series.
MLB expanded its playoff field for the 2022 season, allowing six teams in from each league. Four teams square off in the new Wild Card round, including the New York Mets. The top seeds in this round host the entire series, thus the San Diego Padres must travel to Citi Field this weekend. The winners of these series will advance to face the leagues’ top two seeds in the divisional round. From there, the 2022 MLB postseason will play out as it has in the past.
Here’s a look at the updated World Series odds for the New York teams, the Yankees and Mets, entering the 2022 MLB postseason.
New York World Series Odds: Yankees Among Favorites
Thanks to their AL East championship, the Yankees await the winner of the Wild Card round series between the Cleveland Guardians and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Yanks held a comfortable 15-game lead at the All-Star break but second-half struggles pulled them back toward the pack. However, following a seven-game winning streak, New York took the division and much of the focus shifted toward Aaron Judge’s historical home run and Triple Crown chase.
Most sportsbooks list the New York Yankees with World Series odds between +500 and +550. These are second to only the Houston Astros in the American League, a team that would be favored in the ALCS should these squads meet.
The 27-time World Series champions enter the 2022 postseason with a potent offense but questions with the pitching staff. At +550 though, bettors should consider New York a contender in the World Series odds.
New York World Series Odds: Mets More of a Longshot
The Mets controlled the NL East for much of the season, but faltered down the stretch and saw Atlanta eventually claim its fifth consecutive division crown. The Mets won 100 games for the first time since 1988 and have a chance to finish with the second-most wins in franchise history with a victory in the regular season finale. But losing the NL East has created a difficult road for the Mets to travel this postseason.
The Mets face the San Diego Padres in the Wild Card round, a team that remade itself at the trade deadline and sports significant fire power. Should New York win that series, they’ll face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, a team favored by most sportsbooks to win the 2022 World Series.
Despite that, Fangraphs, a site that analyzes baseball statistics, actually gives the Mets the fourth-best chances to win the World Series.
The Mets have the offensive talent and pitching pedigree to make a run, especially given how well they played for most of the regular season. But they’ve put themselves in an unenviable position, thus New York’s fading World Series odds.
Best World Series Odds Entering 2022 MLB Postseason
|Best World Series Odds (sportsbook)
|Los Angeles Dodgers
|New York Yankees
|New York Mets
|Toronto Blue Jays
|St Louis Cardinals
|San Diego Padres
|Tampa Bay Rays
The Dodgers remain the betting favorites entering the 2022 MLB postseason, thanks in large part to LA’s elite offense. Los Angeles posted the best run differential (+332) in modern history for an NL team. The AL favorites, the Astros, registered a collective 2.52 ERA over the final month of the season and ace Justin Verlander could score another C.Y. Young award.
The New York teams see longer World Series odds than either of those clubs, but both have potent offenses of their own. The Yankees have been great at home this season (57-24), so they should be able to make a run to the ALCS at the very least. The Mets, meanwhile, need to rediscover their mojo from earlier this season.