Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) celebrates with designated hitter Kyle Tucker (30) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports.
Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) celebrates with designated hitter Kyle Tucker (30) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports.

2022 World Series Betting Insights: Houston Astros Remain WynnBET's Biggest Liability

MLB teams will return to the diamond following a brief All-Star Break, which is a good time to assess where things stand at this point in the summer.

WynnBET continues to root against the Houston Astros, who are the biggest liability in the 2022 World Series market. With a few months left until the start of the postseason, let’s take a look at WynnBET’s updated liability list.

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Houston Astros Remain Biggest Liability

There is no question about which team the WynnBET trading team will be rooting against come October.

The Houston Astros have received 96.7% of the handle on this market, as no other team is more than 0.5%. Only 7.23% of the bets are on Houston, which is behind the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.

Of course, Jim McIngvale — aka "Mattress Mack" is responsible for this. On May 13, Mattress Mack placed a bet of $1,000,000 on the Houston Astros to win the 2022 World Series at a +1200 value. The potential payout for this wager through WynnBET’s online sportsbook is $13,000,000.

This is not the first time McIngvale has done this, either. The Houston-area furniture magnate (see Gallery Furniture) gained notoriety after placing some very sizable wagers on the Houston Astros to win the World Series. Last year, he wagered $3.25 million across multiple sportsbooks and would've won $35.6 million if the Astros had won it all. But Houston ended up losing to the Atlanta Braves in the 2021 World Series.

Houston is currently +500 to win the World Series and leads the American League West with a 59-32 overall record.

List of WynnBET’s Insights for 2022 World Series

WynnBET sent out a list of its handle in the 2022 World Series market on Wednesday, which you can see via this tweet from Patrick Everson.

Based on these numbers, WynnBET is a winner for 29 of the 30 teams. The only team WynnBET loses to is Houston Astros, who were bet on by Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale at +1200 odds to win the World Series on May 13 in Louisiana for $1 million. McIngvale would receive a payout of $13 million if Houston were to win the World Series.

2022 World Series Odds

Odds as of Wednesday, July 20: 

  • New York Yankees +375

  • Los Angeles Dodgers +450

  • Houston Astros +500

  • New York Mets +750

  • Atlanta Braves +1000

  • Toronto Blue Jays +1200

  • San Diego Padres +1500

  • Milwaukee Brewers +2000

  • Tampa Bay Rays +2500

  • Boston Red Sox +3000

  • Minnesota Twins +3000

  • St. Louis Cardinals +3000

  • Chicago White Sox +4000

  • Philadelphia Phillies +5000

  • San Francisco Giants +5000

  • Seattle Mariners +7500

  • All other teams listed at 100/1 or longer at WynnBET

Recent World Series Champions

  • 2021: Atlanta Braves

  • 2020: Los Angeles Dodgers

  • 2019: Washington Nationals

  • 2018: Boston Red Sox

  • 2017: Houston Astros

  • 2016: Chicago Cubs

  • 2015: Kansas City Royals

  • 2014: San Francisco Giants

  • 2013: Boston Red Sox

  • 2012: San Francisco Giants

  • 2011: St. Louis Cardinals

  • 2010: San Francisco Giants