The San Diego Padres saw their odds to win the 2022 World Series tightened at sportsbooks upon Tuesday’s news that they have acquired Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals. Some of the odds movement was prompted by sharp futures action on the beefed-up Padres.
Priced a week ago at longer than +2000 around the sports betting marketplace, the Padres are now offered in the +900 to +2100 range to win this season’s Fall Classic.
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Padres World Series Odds
|Padres World Series odds||DraftKings||FanDuel||BetMGM: Bonus Code TODAY||PointsBet: Code is BONUSDAY|
|As of Aug. 3||+1100||+1000||+900||+1200|
|Before Soto trade||+2200||+2800||+2500||+2200|
Padres’ Big Three
The trade adds another fearsome bat to San Diego’s lineup, which already features Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr.
The Padres also acquire first baseman Josh Bell in the deal, according to reports.
San Diego sends a package that includes pitchers MacKenzie Gore Jarlin Susana, outfielders Robert Hassell III and James Woods, and shortstop C.J. Abrams to Washington. First baseman Eric Hosmer, originally reported to be part of the deal, enacted his no-trade clause and is not headed to DC.
Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, though, Hosmer’s refusal will did not upend the deal.
Padres’ Odds on the Move But Still Trail on Betting Board
While the Padres’ odds have been shortened drastically, the move doesn’t exactly jettison them into favorite territory. That’s still owned by the Dodgers in the NL and Yankees in the AL.
Padres move from +1800 to +1000 to win the World Series at @BetMGM.
Dodgers and Yankees +325 are the favorites.
— John Ewing 🦁 (@johnewing) August 2, 2022
If you’re sensitive to f-bombs, maybe pass on hitting ‘play’ on this next tweet.
The betting market, in fact, still considers the Padres the fourth-best team in the NL, as pointed out by Rex Beyers, a veteran bookmaker at PlayUp. The Dodgers and Mets still see shorter odds, and while the Braves and Padres are about neck-and-neck, Atlanta remains at the shorter number at some books, including DraftKings.
At Beyers’ shop as of this Wednesday update, the Dodgers are the +340 to win the World Series, the Mets are +575, the Braves +825, and the Padres +1200.
The San Diego Padres just went from the fourth best team in the National League to the fourth best team in the National League.
— Rex Beyers (@Rex_Beyers) August 2, 2022
Since the Soto news, PlayUp wrote bets on Padres +1500 and +1300 to win the World Series, Beyers told Gaming Today.
Circa Sports in Las Vegas took sharp money on San Diego at +1500, sportsbook operations manager Jeffrey Benson said in a direct message.
Beyers stands by his tweet and welcomes the action.
“I’m just going to hold tight (at +1200),” he said. “If they want to bet me 12-to-1 to win the whole thing and 6-to-1 to win the National League, they can have it. I’ll take liability up to a fairly decent-sized new car … at the very least before I consider going anywhere with it.”
We’ll have more on the MLB trade deadline’s impact on the betting markets as things progress.