Dodgers Favored for 2022 National League Pennant

Dodgers Favored for 2022 National League Pennant

Last year the Atlanta Braves won their first National League pennant since 1999. Also, they took their first World Series championship since, 1995. The Braves were once considered the biggest playoff chokers in baseball. Atlanta has consistently been one of the most reliable regular season teams on the board for over three decades. However, it rarely translated into World Series success with the baseball betting odds. Those playoff failures alienated countless gamblers. At the beginning, the Braves are the public’s second choice to win the 2022 National League pennant. Naturally, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the public favorite.

2022 National League Pennant Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers+300
Atlanta Braves+550
Milwaukee Brewers+600
New York Mets+600
San Diego Padres+650
San Francisco Giants+800
St. Louis Cardinals+900
Philadelphia Phillies+1500
Cincinnati Reds+1700
Washington Nationals+3300
Chicago Cubs+4000
Colorado Rockies+4000
Miami Marlins+4000
Pittsburgh Pirates+6000
Arizona Diamondbacks+7000

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Accordingly, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the first choice of bettors to win the NL flag. The Dodgers have the biggest payroll in baseball. In like manner to the Braves, Los Angeles has profitable regular seasons followed by playoff failures. Bothersome to sharps is how expensive the Dodgers have become on the board. LA usually ends up in red ink after the season despite posing one of the best records in the game. For example, last year, the Dodgers went 106-56 but lost -56 sportsbook units.

In 2021 LA made the National League postseason for the ninth consecutive season. Yet they finished 2nd to the upstart San Francisco Giants in the National League West. LA made the National League Championship Series but was eliminated by the Atlanta Braves.

On the whole, the Dodgers have too much firepower not to be the favorite. But as we have seen through the years, that is no guarantee of a pennant. The Dodgers have had three National League championships since 2017. Also, Los Angeles has won 104 or more games in three of the previous four regular seasons.

Wise Guys are careful with Los Angeles. Especially when they are playing at Dodger Stadium. Oddsmakers markup prices on the Dodger when they play at home. Therefore, the odd loss can set gamblers back several weeks. That is because of the devastating MLB odds price of taking the Dodgers Dodger Stadium.

San Francisco stunned baseball with a 2021 mark of 107-55. But the Giants lost the NLDS to Los Angeles. The Giants had not been to the playoffs since 2016 before last year. Now gamblers ask if San Francisco is here to stay. Much like a stock that soared to meteoric heights, the Giants almost certainly will take some step back in 2022.


By contrast, the New York Mets could have upside. The media and Met fans always overhype the Mets. However, the arrival of Buck Showalter as manager may finally be the missing piece. New York is rated to have the pitching to make a serious run. But their hitting has been punchless.

And then the Milwaukee Brewers are an ignored but consistent team that gives gamblers better board value. Strong pitching was the asset that put the Brew Crew into the playoffs last year.

SBG Best Bet: Milwaukee Brewers.

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