When was the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers weren’t favored to win the National League pennant?
Even though the Dodgers did not win their division last year, they remained World Series and NL pennant favorites until they were eliminated. As expected, Los Angeles leads the National League odds again this year.
So far in 2022, the Dodgers remain on top of NL odds at online sportsbook OKBet Safe Gambling. As +150 favorites, the Dodgers are followed by the New York Mets (+310) and Atlanta Braves (+350). Find full National League pennant odds below:
Odds To Win The National League In 2022
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+150|
|New York Mets||+310|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+650|
|San Diego Padres||+1300|
|San Francisco Giants||+100000|
Los Angeles’ +150 odds to win the National League mean that a $100 bet on the Dodgers would profit you $200. Additionally, our sports betting calculator tells us that the Dodgers’ odds represent an implied win probability of 40.00 percent.
Here’s a look at the odds to win the American League.
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Why is Los Angeles the favorite to win the National League?
Looking at the Dodgers’ roster from top to bottom, it’s clear that they’re in a league of their own. Last year, they had a 106-56 regular-season record and a +269 run differential, but they still lost their division to the Giants. This year, Los Angeles will not make the same mistake.
The Dodgers are on pace for another 100-win season and have a 21-game lead in the NL West. Mookie Betts has reached a new level, Freddie Freeman has integrated seamlessly, and the Dodgers have about five or six other MVP candidates on the roster and in the rotation. This LA team has no flaws, and betting against them is a big risk.
The National League Pennant Sleeper Picks
Philadelphia has been one of the best teams in baseball since a 22-29 start that cost Joe Girardi his job and sent Phillies fans into a frenzy. The Phillies have clawed their way back into a Wild Card spot under interim manager Rob Thompson and look like the team they were supposed to be.
Kyle Schwarber, Rhys Hoskins, Nick Catellanos, Bryce Harper, and J.T. Realmuto form one of the league’s best batting orders, scoring the sixth most runs of any team. The pitching staff, however, is the main reason the Phillies have a chance to win the NL Pennant.
Adding David Robertson at the deadline has stabilized an always-shaky bullpen, and Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola form one of the best 1-2 rotation punches in the game. If Thompson can continue to pull the right strings and the Phillies’ bats continue to pound, they may have enough pitching to surprise some people in October.
The Brewers are currently 1.5 games out of the National League playoff picture, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t NL Pennant contenders.
Milwaukee has the makings of a good playoff team if they can catch the slipping Padres and punch their ticket to October. They traded Josh Hader at the deadline, but with big-game hitters like Christian Yelich and a great starting rotation, I like the Brew Crew’s chances in the postseason.
How to Bet on the National League Pennant Odds
When you go to your favorite sportsbook, you’ll notice an option to bet on the NL Pennant odds futures, which is a long-term bet on which team will represent the National League in the World Series. The odds would be listed as follows:
- San Diego Padres +375
- Los Angeles Dodgers +375
- St. Louis Cardinals +1200
- Milwaukee Brewers +1500
The lower the odds board, the less likely the team is to win, but the larger the payout if they do. If you bet $100 on the Brewers in these futures and they win the NL, you’d get a $1,600 payout – your original $100 is returned, along with your $1,500 winnings. The same bet amount on the Padres or Dodgers, on the other hand, would result in a payout of $475 – you get your $100 back plus the winnings of $375.
Our Odds Calculator can help you figure out how much you’d win based on the odds and the amount bet.
OKBet Safe Gambling: NL Pennand Odds FAQ
Yes, you can bet on the National League pennant. You can place bets on which team you believe will win the National League title in Major League Baseball. You can also bet on which baseball team you think will win the American League pennant.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the current betting favorites to win the National League pennant in Major League Baseball. The 2020 World Series champions have +150 odds to win the NL pennant, with the New York Mets and San Diego Padres rounding out the top three.
In 2021, the Atlanta Braves won the National League pennant after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games in the NLCS. After being eliminated by the Dodgers in 2020, it was a watershed moment for the Braves.