Odds to win the World Series: Braves look like strong value pick
The Braves have a potent combination of power and pitching. Photo by Matt Slocum/AP.

The Houston Astros may have taken home the 2022 World Series, but we haven't seen an MLB team repeat since the New York Yankees' 1998-2000 threepeat.

The latest: Offseason moves could shift the board all winter long, but the biggest fish have been reeled in and the Houston Astros are the favourites. The Atlanta Braves have been quietly improving their squad and the St. Louis Cardinals seem like a solid dark horse bet.

Here are the latest World Series odds.

World Series odds

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TeamOdds (Jan. 29)Odds (Jan. 23)
Houston Astros+600+600
Los Angeles Dodgers+650+650
New York Yankees+700+700
New York Mets+800+800
Atlanta Braves+900+900
San Diego Padres+1,100+1,100
Toronto Blue Jays+1,500+1,500
Philadelphia Phillies+1,500+1,500
Seattle Mariners+1,800+1,800
St. Louis Cardinals+2,200+2,200
Tampa Bay Rays+2,500+2,500
Cleveland Guardians+2,700+2,700
Chicago White Sox+3,000+3,000
Milwaukee Brewers+4,000+4,000
Los Angeles Angels+4,500+4,500

Odds as of 12:03 p.m. on 01/29/2023.

Best World Series odds

The favourites: Astros (+600)

We haven't had a repeat winner in some time but, understandably, Houston stands at the top of the board.

The Astros are a near lock to win their division thanks to an incredible lineup and rotation depth — as well as an underrated bullpen.

Their offseason has been relatively uneventful compared to many of the other contenders, but Jose Abreu could be a difference-maker at first base and the returns of Michael Brantley and Rafael Montero are significant.

This team is as battle-tested as they come, and it continues to make deep playoff runs after impressive regular seasons. The departure of Justin Verlander is a big blow, but the Astros have continually weathered the loss of star players without missing a beat in recent years.

Although the American League has traditionally been stronger than the National League, the inverse is likely to be true in 2023, which also helps Houston's chances.

Other World Series choices

TeamOdds (Jan. 29)Odds (Jan. 23)
Texas Rangers+5,000+5,000
San Francisco Giants+6,000+6,000
Minnesota Twins+6,500+6,500
Baltimore Orioles+7,000+7,000
Boston Red Sox+8,000+8,000
Chicago Cubs+8,000+8,000
Detroit Tigers+10,000+10,000
Arizona Diamondbacks+10,000+10,000
Miami Marlins+10,000+10,000
Cincinnati Reds+15,000+15,000
Colorado Rockies+15,000+15,000
Kansas City Royals+15,000+15,000
Pittsburgh Pirates+25,000+25,000
Oakland Athletics+30,000+30,000
Washington Nationals+30,000+30,000

Best value: Braves (+900)

The New York Mets have been making headlines all offseason with their lavish spending, but now that the dust has settled and the Carlos Correa signing has fallen through, the Braves may be the better squad.

Atlanta's pitching staff ranked third in the majors by fWAR last season, while their position players ranked seventh. That's an excellent base to build off, and the team has improved in the offseason.

The Braves added star catcher Sean Murphy to the middle of their lineup, Taijuan Walker to the rotation and Gregory Soto to the back of the bullpen, to make a 101-win squad even more potent.

Atlanta has 2022's top two NL Rookie of the Year contenders looking to build off their outstanding debuts and superstar outfield Ronald Acuna Jr. hoping to bounce back from a career-worst year.

The Mets won't make it easy in the NL East, but it would be a shock if this Braves team misses the playoffs and they have all of the ingredients needed to make a run.

Team to watch: Cardinals (+2,200)

We are suckers for teams down the board that are likely to win their division. The Cardinals won the NL Central by seven games in 2022 and look like a solid bet to do it again.

The Milwaukee Brewers — their top competition — are losing Andrew McCutchen and much of their bullpen in free agency and don't tend to spend big for replacements. St. Louis is more likely to open the purse strings to find replacements for Corey Dickerson and Jose Quintana.

Yadier Molina's retirement marks the end of an era, but he was heavily diminished in his final year and free agent signing Willson Contreras will be a significant upgrade.

As long as Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado are providing superstar production at the corners, the Cardinals are in good shape to win the NL Central. If they get into the playoffs, there's no reason they can't be 2023's Philadelphia Phillies.

Blue Jays World Series odds

Championship odds: (+1,500)

While the Blue Jays figure to have a solid roster in 2023, their status as the team with the third-shortest odds in the American League might be a stretch.

This squad's lineup projects to be excellent, and the starting rotation looks strong after the addition of Chris Bassitt. The top four will be set if Jose Berrios bounces back to his career norms. The fifth spot does appear to be a bit of a question mark, though.

Either Yusei Kikuchi or Mitch White could easily bounce back, but neither is a lock to do so and none of the team's starting pitching prospects seem on the verge of making the leap — even if Ricky Tiedemann is moving quickly.

The bullpen was the club's Achilles' heel in 2022 and will need significant offseason reinforcements from outside the organization to become a strength. For this team to justify its odds, it will have to bolster that unit.

Switching out Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. for Daulton Varsho and Kevin Kiermaier may have upgraded the team's position player group — especially if free agent first baseman Brandon Belt recaptures his 2020-21 form — but the pitching staff could still use some work.

Upgrades won't be easy to make as Toronto's payroll flexibility could shrink due to its young core's progression through the arbitration process.

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