World Series odds: Houston Astros open as favorites

By Adam Burke  (VSiN.com) 

October 24, 2022 07:01 AM
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The stage is set for the 2022 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies, with Game 1 coming up on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. The Astros are a perfect 7-0 in the postseason going into the Fall Classic, while the Phillies are 9-2 and playing their best ball of the season at exactly the right time.

The Astros opened as a -175 series favorite, with the Phillies the underdogs at + 150.

Houston was 106-56 in the regular season and Philadelphia was 87-75 as the last team to clinch a playoff berth. The 19-win difference between the two teams in the regular season is the second-biggest gap in World Series history, trailing only the 1906 World Series between the Cubs (116 wins) and White Sox (93). The biggest difference in the modern era came in 2019 when the Astros were 16 wins better than the Washington Nationals. The underdog Nationals won the World Series in seven games.

The White Sox won that 1906 World Series championship as well, so we’ll see if the Phillies can defy the odds and do the same. The Astros do have home-field advantage, but the universal DH rule will not provide any sort of handicap for either team in this year’s championship round.

The Astros were + 425 to win the World Series before the playoffs began at DraftKings, while the Phillies had 30-1 odds.

World Series Schedule

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 28 at Houston

Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 29 at Houston

Game 3: Monday, Oct. 31 at Philadelphia

Game 4: Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Philadelphia

Game 5: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Philadelphia (if necessary)

Game 6: Friday, Nov. 4 at Houston (if necessary)

Game 7: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Houston (if necessary)

All times TBD

World Series Odds

Houston Astros -185

Philadelphia Phillies + 160

World Series Exact Series Odds

Astros 4-0 + 850

Astros 4-1 + 500

Astros 4-2 + 340

Astros 4-3 + 390

Phillies 4-0 + 2000

Phillies 4-1 + 750

Phillies 4-2 + 700

Phillies 4-3 + 650

World Series MVP Odds

Yordan Alvarez + 600

Bryce Harper + 650

Justin Verlander + 900

Kyle Tucker + 1000

Framber Valdez + 1100

Alex Bregman + 1200

Aaron Nola + 1300

Kyle Schwarber + 1300

Jose Altuve + 1400

Zack Wheeler + 1700

Jeremy Pena + 1700

J.T. Realmuto + 1800

Rhys Hoskins + 1800

Yuli Gurriel + 3000

Cristian Javier + 3000

Nick Castellanos + 4000

Lance McCullers Jr. + 4000

Alec Bohm + 4000

Chas McCormick + 5000

Jean Segura + 5500

Luis Garcia + 6000

Trey Mancini + 6500

Ranger Suarez + 9000

Zach Eflin + 10000

Ryan Pressly + 10000

Martin Maldonado + 10000

Noah Syndergaard + 10000

Bryson Stott + 10000

Brandon Marsh + 10000

Christian Vazquez + 10000

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