The MLB Playoffs have come to a close, and the 2022 World Series is set. The Philadelphia Phillies will meet the Huston Astros for a seven-game series beginning on Oct. 28.
The Astros clinched their fourth World Series trip since 2017 on Oct. 23 by sweeping the New York Yankees, while the Phillis return to baseball's biggest series for the first time since 2009.
Picks, predictions, and props
Covers’ roster of baseball experts will be making picks for every game of the World Series this fall and finding high-value prop markets for each game. Until then see check out our free MLB picks for the regular season.
The Houston Astros entered the Fall Classic as a -200 favorite to win the series against the +140 Phillies. Get up-to-date World Series odds and analysis from Covers' expert baseball analysts.
World Series MVP odds
Now that the teams are set, oddsmakers have released the World Series MVP odds. Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez has the best World Series MVP odds heading into Game 1 of the 2022 World Series.
Time and place
|Game 1||Houston||Friday, Oct. 28|
|Game 2||Houston||Saturday, Oct. 29|
|Game 3||Philadelphia||Tuesday, Nov. 1|
|Game 4||Philadelphia||Wednesday, Nov. 2|
|Game 5||Philadelphia||Thursday, Nov. 3|
|Game 6||Houston||Saturday, Nov. 5|
|Game 7 (if necessary)||Houston||Sunday, Nov. 6|
Where to watch
In the United States, the 2022 World Series airs exclusively on FOX starting on this fall. Canadian baseball fans can catch the action on Sportsnet.
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World Series History
The first World Series happened in 1903 and has been played every year since with two exceptions. In 1904, a team declined to play, and in 1994 it was canceled due to the MLB players’ strike.
The New York Yankees have more World Series titles than any other Major League team, with 27 starting in 1923. Their most recent World Series win came in 2009.
Prior to 2002, home-field advantage used to alternate between the American League and National League teams. Starting in 2003, the team that won the MLB All-Star Game claimed home-field advantage for their league in the World Series. This practice ended in 2017 when home-field advantage started being determined by which team had the best regular-season record.
World Series winners since 2000
|2020||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2018||Boston Red Sox|
|2015||Kansas City Royals|
|2014||San Francisco Giants|
|2013||Boston Red Sox|
|2012||San Francisco Giants|
|2011||St. Louis Cardinals|
|2010||San Francisco Giants|
|2009||New York Yankees|
|2007||Boston Red Sox|
|2006||St. Louis Cardinals|
|2005||Chicago White Sox|
|2004||Boston Red Sox|
|2000||New York Yankees|
World Series FAQs
The Atlanta Braves won the World Series in 2021. The 2022 World Series is yet to be decided.
The 2022 World Series begins on October 28 and will run until November 5 if the series lasts for seven games.
The World Series will feature the the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies at the conclusion of the MLB Playoffs.
The New York Yankees have more World Series titles than any other Major League team with 27 in total starting in 1923. Their most recent World Series win came in 2009.
The Houston Astros have home field advantage in 2022. The team with the best regular-season record will have home-field advantage for the World Series, played in a 2-3-2 format.