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Diamondbacks Odds & Predictions | 2022 MLB Playoff Futures & Award Props

Posted: Mar 24, 2022Last updated: Mar 29, 2022

The 2021 season was a rough one for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who tied the Baltimore Orioles for the worst record in baseball (52-110). They endured a particularly ugly 8-48 stretch from May 1 - June 30, essentially ending their season before Independence Day.

While the Diamondbacks have the misfortune of playing in a brutal NL West, they showed signs of improvement during the second half of last year and could be poised to keep rising in 2022. They’re not ready to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants just yet, but there’s reason to be optimistic about the future.

With that in mind, let’s dig into our 2022 Diamondbacks predictions and best bets.

Diamondbacks Top Betting Odds 2022

Arizona Diamondbacks MLB betting odds are current as of March 23, 2022, at BetMGM Sportsbook.

  • World Series Winners (+25000)
  • Win National League pennant (+12500)
  • Win National League West title (+10000)
  • 2022 Win Total Over/Under: 65.5 (-110)

Arizona stars Ketel Marte and Zac Gallen struggled to stay on the field last year, and a lack of depth across the board contributed to a terrible season for the Diamondbacks. Despite that, there are a few young gems on this roster, and their growth could seriously help improve this team in 2022.

Daulton Varsho, Josh Rojas, and Geraldo Perdomo each taking a step forward would certainly add a few wins to last year’s disappointing season.

After adding closer Mark Melancon and trading for outfielder Jordan Luplow, the team still has work to do to ensure a better record than last season.


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Diamondbacks Futures Bets 2022

Diamondbacks To Win OVER 63.5 Games (-125) at BetRivers Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

If Gallen and Marte can stay healthy for the majority of the season and show a little improvement, that alone should add a few wins. Unfortunately, it looks like Zac Gallen came into camp with a sore shoulder and may miss the start of the season.

Arizona likely will not make any big splashes in free agency or in the trade market, but they should target a few more arms to improve their rotation and bullpen. Adding veteran closer Mark Melancon will help the team sustain more wins late in games; they had the fewest saves and save opportunities last season.

BetRivers’ total wins (63.5) and odds (-125) are more favorable than BetMGM’s (65.5 and -110, respectively). Plus, the Diamondbacks shouldn’t have too much trouble adding 12 wins to last season’s total. You should feel comfortable making this wager, which is our MLB bet of the day.

Diamondbacks To Win 2022 World Series (+25000) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.25 Units

It would be an incredible story for the Diamondbacks to go from the worst team in 2021 to the best in 2022. They have significant work to do in order to improve, though, and possess the third-longest odds to reach the promised land. Only Baltimore and Pittsburgh have worse odds to win the World Series.

Additionally, it is very unlikely for the D-backs to win either the pennant or their division with the juggernaut Dodgers, and very good Padres and Giants teams to combat.

That being said, crazier things have happened, so a small wager on this team could pay off.

Can Ketel Marte return to 2019 form for the Arizona Diamondbacks and put himself in the running for the 2022 NL MVP Award? (Image: USA TODAY Sports)


Diamondbacks Player Prop Bets 2022

Ketel Marte To Win NL MVP (+20000) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.25 Units

As with most bets surrounding the Diamondbacks, Marte winning the NL MVP is a long shot. He had a spectacular 2019 season, potentially thanks to juiced baseballs, but has otherwise been just above replacement level.

With some luck, he could return to his 2019 form when he finished fourth in MVP votes, although the National League boasts stars like Trea Turner and Juan Soto, who will be MVP candidates this season.

It is worth a small bet on Marte to win MVP, but do not spend a lot of money here.

Alek Thomas To Win NL Rookie of the Year (+1600) at BetRivers Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.5 Units

Outfielder Alek Thomas is the third-ranked player in the Diamondbacks’ system, and played at Triple-A last season where he batted .369 with eight home runs and five steals. Before being promoted, he had 10 home runs and eight steals at Double-A.

He is an excellent contact hitter with good discipline, and he is beginning to add some power to his profile. He is also very quick and should be able to pick up steals in the majors. He probably will not be on the Opening Day roster, but should get the call at some point in 2022.

Most scouts think he has a high floor, making him an interesting choice to bet on for NL Rookie of the Year.

Author

Taylor Tarter

Taylor Tarter, a lifelong baseball fan, covers baseball, DFS baseball, and baseball betting for TheGameDay.com, and hosts the podcast Fastball Fantasy Baseball (@fastballpod on Twitter). He is a student of sabermetrics, which drives his podcast and his writing. Taylor has over a decade of fantasy baseball experience, including being a multi-time league champion in various formats. And finally... Go Nats!

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