2022 World Series Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros opening lines and betting odds

Oct 5, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez (44) hits an RBI single during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2022 MLB World Series champions will be either the Houston Astros or the Philadelphia Phillies, with the American League and National League winners set to contest a 7-game series starting on Friday, October 28.

It’s not a huge surprise that the Astros are in the Fall Classic as they were the joint-3rd favorites to win it all when the season began, level with the White Sox at +1000 odds and with only the +470 Dodgers and +950 Blue Jays ahead of them.

The Phillies’ success has been much more unexpected. They were available at +2500 odds in the spring and have defied the odds throughout the playoffs. Let’s take a look at the 2022 World Series odds.

Be sure not to miss any of our MLB analysis throughout this week leading up to the Astros vs Phillies World Series

2022 World Series betting odds

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook

The Houston Astros are -180 favorites to win the World Series for the first time since 2017. The Philadelphia Phillies +150 to win for the first time since 2008. Both teams have lost in the World Series since their last success, with the Phillies losing to the Yankees in 2009, while the Astros were runners-up to the Nationals in 2019 and to the Braves last season.

Phillies vs Astros Game 1 odds

The Astros are -164 odds favorites to win Game 1 of the World Series at home on Friday, with the Phillies available at +138.

2022 World Series schedule for Phillies vs Astros

Game 1: Phillies at Astros – Friday, October 28

Game 2: Phillies at Astros – Saturday, October 29

Game 3: Astros at Phillies – Monday, October 31

Game 4: Astros at Phillies – Tuesday, November 1

Game 5*: Astros at Phillies – Wednesday, November 2

Game 6*: Phillies at Astros – Friday, November 4

Game 7*: Phillies at Astros – Saturday, November 5

*if necessary

What TV channel is the 2022 World Series on?

All 2022 World Series games will be shown on FOX.

How the Astros reached the 2022 World Series

The Astros won the AL West with a 106-56 regular-season record, going 55-26 at home and 51-30 on the road. They were seeded 1st in the American League and are yet to lose a game in the playoffs after sweeping the Seattle Mariners 3-0 in the ALCS and the Yankees 4-0 in the ALCS.

How the Phillies reached the 2022 World Series

The Phillies finished 3rd in the NL East, behind the Braves and Mets, with an 87-75 regular-season record. They had a 47-34 record at home and went 40-41 on the road. Philadelphia was seeded 6th in the National League but have had clear wins in all 3 of their playoff series. They beat the Cardinals 2-0 in the Wild Card round, upset the Braves 3-1 in the NLCS and then overcame the Padres 4-1 in the NLCS.

2022 World Series MVP odds

Yordan Alvarez of the Astros is the +650 favorite to be the 2022 World Series MVP with FanDuel Sportsbook. Bryce Harper of the Phillies is +700. Next in the betting come Justin Verlander and Kyle Tucker at +1000, with Framber Valdez at +1100 and Alex Bregman at +1200.

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