Braves World Series Odds Surge Following Mets Sweep

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Here come the defending champions!

The Atlanta Braves pulled off the biggest sweep of their 2022 season, taking three straight games from the New York Mets over the weekend to take a two-game lead in the NL East standings with just three games to play in the regular season.

Unless the Braves struggle in their final three games against the Miami Marlins, they have essentially locked up the division, which is huge for the team's outlook in the playoffs. Not only does Atlanta avoid having to take on the San Diego Padres in the wild card, but it would also avoid the Los Angeles Dodgers until the NLCS.

The Mets have led the NL East for the majority of the 2022 season, and they have also been ahead of the Braves in the World Series standings, until this weekend. Atlanta (+650) has now bypassed New York (+700).

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Should You Bet the Braves to Win the World Series?

As someone who holds a futures ticket on the Braves to win the World Series this season, the sweep of the Mets couldn't have been any sweeter.

Atlanta is built to win in the postseason, and I outlined their chances when they were still a value pick around the All-Star break this season.

The Braves have a very solid lineup, and they won the World Series without their best player, Ronald Acuna Jr., last season. While Atlanta is without star second baseman Ozzie Albies, if he returns for the postseason, this lineup is even more dangerous.

The status of Albies and Spencer Strider, the team's rookie pitching star, could really change the Braves' outlook in the postseason. If everything stays the way it is in the standings, the Braves would likely face the St. Louis Cardinals, assuming they can get through the wild card round, in the NLDS.

Atlanta's jump up the odds board is well deserved, and this team is peaking at the right time.

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