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NL Pennant odds, picks heading into Opening Day for 2022 MLB season

We go over the odds and picks on DraftKings Sportsbook for who will come out of the National League in 2022.

Freddie Freeman #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning of the MLB spring training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 24, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

With 2022 MLB Opening Day scheduled to begin on April 7, it’s a good time to look at some futures odds for the National League pennant. Last season, the Atlanta Braves took down the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 to win the National League Championship Series. The Braves then went on to win the World Series. These teams better not be sick of each other because they have the two best odds to win the NLCS this season.

But what about the rest of the National League? Below we’ll take a look at the favorites and a darkhorse to win the pennant, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

2022 National League odds

Dodgers +230
Braves +500
Mets +500
Brewers +700
Padres +950
Phillies +1200
Giants +1300
Cardinals +1600
Marlins +4000
Cubs +6000
Reds +7000
Nationals +8000
Rockies +11000
Diamondbacks +12000
Pirates +15000

Favorites

Los Angeles Dodgers (+230) — The Dodgers came up just short against the Braves in 2021 so what did they do? They signed former Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman to a lucrative six-year deal. Los Angeles allowed Max Scherzer to walk in free agency, but head into 2022 with one of the highest payrolls in baseball. The Dodgers will have one of the best lineups in baseball top-to-bottom coupled with a great pitching rotation if they can stay healthy.

Atlanta Braves (+500) — The Braves traded some of their top prospects to acquire Matt Olson from the Oakland Athletics. Atlanta has a case for the best bullpen in baseball as they retained closer Will Smith and postseason hero Tyler Matzek while adding Collin McHugh, Kirby Yates and Kenley Jansen in free agency. Yates is coming off his second Tommy John surgery and is expected back sometime mid-season. Speaking of returning, the Braves are expected to have both Ronald Acuna Jr. and Marcell Ozuna back in the outfield in the early part of the season.

Darkhorse

Philadelphia Phillies (+1200) — The only real holes for the Phillies are going to be at third base and in centerfield, but they are primed to surprise doubters in 2022. Big free-agent signees Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos will have an impact early. Philly will need some of their back-end rotation pieces to step up, but if the team can stay relatively healthy they have a real shot at a tough N.L. East crown and at the very least should be expected to make noise as a Wild Card team.

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