A bettor in Arizona recently placed a $500 wager on the local Diamondbacks to win the 2022 World Series at Caesars Sportsbook. At 500/1 this bet has a massive potential payout of $250,000.
Can the Arizona Diamondbacks really win is all?
Arizona is currently 17-15 (4th, NL West) and has won nine of their last twelve games. Their strength is definitely pitching which sports the 6th best ERA in the National League. Three starters (Merrill Kelly, Madison Bumgarner, Zac Gallen), all have ERAs under 1.80 on the year.
The offense has been a major issue for the snakes this season and would need to improve dramatically if they want to compete. They’re last in the bigs with a team batting average below the Mendoza line at .199 and they’re scoring the 7th fewest runs per game (3.62) on the year.
Arizona plays in the hardest division in baseball, the NL West, where all five of its teams are currently above .500. They’re 5-4 against divisional foes and won two of three against the Dodgers in late April.
Whether or not the D-Backs are even a sleeper to contend this year could be revealed this month. They play the boys in blue from LA eight times to close out May.
Regardless, these odds are fantastic for a team that can only improve offensively and has the goods on the mound.
NL West World Series Odds
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