With the 2022 Major League Baseball season opening on Thursday, April 7, we’re just days away from hearing those adorable words of “play ball!”
The Atlanta Braves are the defending champions – they beat the Houston Astros 4 games to 2 in last year’s World Series. However, if the Braves are to repeat, they will have to do so without 1B Freddie Freeman, who signed a 6-year, $162 million free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The regular season is scheduled to end on Wednesday, October 5. Twelve teams, 6 per league, will take part in the playoffs, with the top 2 clubs getting byes to the second round.
Tipico Sportsbook named the Dodgers as favorites to win the 2022 World Series at odds of +480 (bet $100 to win $480).
The Astros and Toronto Blue Jays are next, both at +900, while the Braves quartet, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers are each at +1200.
For those looking to bet on MLB games in the state of Colorado, there are legal online sportsbooks that allow you to do so.
Current legal sports betting in Colorado
Tipico Sportsbook (the official sports betting partner of USA TODAY Network)
Other Sports Betting: BetMGM, BetRivers, Betway, Caesars, Circa, DraftKings, FanDuel, FOX Bet, PointsBet, TwinSpires and more (see a complete list online casinos and sports betting in Colorado)
Interested in the status of betting in other states? Discover our sports betting legality map.
MLB 2022 key dates
April 7: Opening day
April 15: Jackie Robinson Day
June 2: Lou Gehrig Day
July 17-19: Entry Draft
July 19: All-Star Game, Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium
July 24: Hall of Fame Inductions, Cooperstown, NY
August 11: Game Field of Dreams: Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, Dyersville, Iowa
21st of August: Little League Classic: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
September 1st: Active rosters expand to 28 players
September 15: Roberto Clemente Day
October 5: Last scheduled day of the regular season
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