The Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games to win the 2022 World Series.
Now, we’re ready to look over early betting lines for MLB’s 2023 WS champion.
We’re of course going to let the MLB Hot Stove play out the next month or so, but what teams do the sportsbooks think will be in the running to celebrate a Fall Classic win next fall?
Let’s look at current betting odds to determine the best bet to win the 2023 World Series.
World Series Betting Odds 2023
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World Series Opening Lines 2023
2023 World Series MLB betting odds as of Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET on Caesars Sportsbook.
- Los Angeles Dodgers (+500)
- Houston Astros (+550)
- Atlanta Braves (+850)
- New York Yankees (+850)
- New York Mets (+1000)
- San Diego Padres (+1400)
- Toronto Blue Jays (+1400)
- Seattle Mariners (+1700)
- St. Louis Cardinals (+1800)
- Tampa Bay Rays (+2200)
- Chicago White Sox (+2500)
- Milwaukee Brewers (+3000)
- Cleveland Guardians (+3500)
- Boston Red Sox (+3500)
- San Francisco Giants (+4000)
- Minnesota Twins (+5000)
- Los Angeles Angels (+5000)
- Baltimore Orioles (+5000)
- Arizona Diamondbacks (+8000)
- Texas Rangers (+8000)
- Chicago Cubs (+8000)
- Detroit Tigers (+10000)
- Miami Marlins (+10000)
- Colorado Rockies (+10000)
- Pittsburgh Pirates (+15000)
- Kansas City Royals (+20000)
- Cincinnati Reds (+25000)
- Washington Nationals (+30000)
- Oakland Athletics (+30000)
World Series Prediction 2023
Despite falling to the San Diego Padres in the NLDS, the 111-win Los Angeles Dodgers are currently favored to win the 2023 World Series. The west coast juggernaut was considered by many to be the best team in baseball but could potentially be fielding a very different roster next season.
Superstar shortstop Trea Turner is a free agent, and the 29-year-old will have no shortage of suitors on the open market. In addition, veteran Justin Turner, breakout southpaw Tyler Anderson, and future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw could also be on their way out. However, this is the Dodgers we are talking about, so they will do whatever it takes to reshape their team accordingly.
Other standouts on the National League side are the NL East trio of the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and Philadelphia Phillies. This division is expected to once again be a bitter fight to the finish, with each club likely to make serious addition during the winter.
On the American League side, the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros (+550) are the top dog, with the New York Yankees listed as the next closest team at +850. Unfortunately, Houston could have a significant void to fill if Justin Verlander finds a better offer in free agency. Still, they have arguably the deepest rotation in baseball and are well-equipped to deal with the problem.
On the other hand, the Yankees have their fortunes tied to AL home run king Aaron Judge. It would be difficult to imagine the Bronx Bombers making a serious run without their slugging outfielder. The rest of the top 5 on the American League side are the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, and Tampa Bay Rays.
One team to watch out for is the Chicago White Sox, who underperformed expectations this year but have the talent to turn things around quickly.
World Series Best Bet 2022
Blue Jays Win World Series (+1400) Caesars Sportsbook
Wager: 1 Unit
The Blue Jays are too talented to remain out of the spotlight for long, and 2023 may be their year. Their offensive core of Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette, George Springer, Matt Chapman, and Alejandro Kirk can be a dominant force.
However, the Jays have some work to do in the offseason to fill holes in their starting rotation. That said, a top three of Alek Manoah, Kevin Gausman, and Jose Berrios is an excellent group to start with, with Jordan Romano acting as a strong anchor.
If you are looking for value, give Toronto a shot at +1400.