Oddsmakers believe the Los Angeles Dodgers are in a class by themselves entering the Major League Baseball season.
The Dodgers, at 5-1 at Caesars Sportsbook, are the clear-cut favorites to win the World Series, with an implied probability of nearly double that of any other team. The Toronto Blue Jays, at 9-1, are the only other team with World Series odds better than 10-1.
The Dodgers, however, aren't the most popular bet on the board at Caesars. More bets have been placed -- and more money wagered -- on the New York Mets(at 14-1) to win the World Series than any other team.
After they won 106 games last year and added former MVP Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers' 2022 win total at Caesars was sitting at 98.5 entering Opening Day, seven games higher than the next team in the National League. Los Angeles features four former MVPs for the second straight season and, according to Caesars' odds, has three of the top six candidates to win NL MVP in Mookie Betts, Trea Turner and Freeman.
"You're looking at a Dodger team that's projected to win 100 games," Eric Biggio, head baseball trader for Caesars Sportsbook, said in a statement. "I don't see how they don't get near there."
The Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates have the longest World Series odds, each at 300-1. Despite their long odds, the Orioles have attracted more bets to win the World Series than 10 other teams at Caesars.
Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr.is the favorite to hit the most home runs at Caesars Sportsbook.