Game Lines, Futures Odds, Team Props

Best 2022 MLB Opening Day Bets To Make

The New York Mets have -175 odds to beat the Washington Nationals.
Vladimir Guerrero has +750 odds to lead the league in home runs.
The Tampa Bay Rays have -210 odds to make the playoffs.

NEW YORK – The MLB season is finally here after and betting odds are beginning to pour in. There are game lines, futures odds, and team prop bets to look forward to this season, and tons of great value can be found in each of these odds.

New York Mets Vs. Washington National Opening Day Odds

New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals

New York Mets -175
Washington Nationals +155

As they currently sit legal online sportsbooks are giving the Mets the opening day edge, however, this could be a great value play to fade them.

The Mets had one of the best offseasons in the league having added talent in Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, and Eduardo Escobar.

However, while many are excited to see the pitching duo of Scherzer and Jacob deGrom, they might have to wait as deGrom was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his scapula that will keep him out sometime. Scherzer is also dealing with hamstring discomfort that might keep him out as well.

That said, Washington is fully healthy making this a great bet to make on longer MLB odds.

Betting On The Home Run Leader

Most Home Runs In 2022

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +750
Pete Alonso +1000
Aaron Judge +1200
Matt Olson +1200
Shohei Ohtani +1200
Mike Trout +1400

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has high expectations going into the 2022 season as the heavy favorite to lead the league in home runs. This comes as Guerrero was tied for the most home runs last season at 48.

What helped him out was his fifth-best batting average at .311. He is followed close behind by Pete Alonso of the New York Mets which could be considered questionable as he was 11 home runs behind Guerrero last season at 37.

With that, getting in on his odds now before the season starts could be one of the best moves to make as they are sure to shift as the season goes on.

Teams Odds To Make The Playoffs

Tampa Bay Rays To Make The Playoffs

The Tampa Bay Rays are the team to watch for their odds to make the playoffs. Tampa Bay is coming off of a 100-62 record in the 2021 season and have more than enough to capitalize on that in 2022.

They have also made the playoffs in each of their last three seasons. It is also worth noting that their 100-win mark is their largest win total in history.

Also, they have also improved their win total in each of their last three seasons – excluding 2020 which was shortened due to COVID-19.

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