The lockout is over, which means the chase for a piece of metal begins.
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, ending a 99-day lockout. After initially stating that Opening Day would be postponed until April 14, the first pitch will now be thrown on April 7 as the league embarks on a 162-game season.
A new playoff format will take effect in 2022, with 12 teams making the postseason instead of 10. That gives more teams a shot at winning the World Series and hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy. Still, some teams have greater odds of winning it all.
With the season officially on, here’s a look at how oddsmakers view each team’s chances of winning the 2022 Fall Classic.
Which MLB team has the best odds of winning the 2022 World Series?
The 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers currently have the best odds of winning another title with +600 odds, according to our partner, PointsBet.
The Houston Astros (+900) and New York Yankees (+1100) are next. After that, the reigning champion Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox and New York Mets are tied with +1200 odds.
Which MLB team has the worst odds of winning the 2022 World Series?
Oddsmakers are not believers in the Baltimore Orioles or Pittsburgh Pirates this season. The two teams combined for 211 losses in 2021 and share +25000 odds for winning the 2022 World Series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have the third-worst odds at +15000, while the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals share +10000 odds.
Full 2022 World Series odds
Here is where each team’s 2022 World Series odds stood after news broke that a new collective bargaining agreement had been agreed upon:
White Sox: +1200
Blue Jays: +1300
Red Sox: +1800
By comparison, this is where each team stood on Nov. 3, the day after the Braves clinched their 2021 title against the Astros:
White Sox: +850
Blue Jays: +900
Red Sox: +1600
Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.