CWS Odds Update for 2022 – Tennessee Volunteers are New Favorite
The College Baseball season is moving right along as we enter the Regionals tournament. Now that we are getting closer and closer to the championship series, it’s time to take a look at the 2022 College World Series odds update.
We’ve had some teams move to the top of the odds leaderboard and others drop a good amount. The CWS is one of the most exciting events to watch and the main reason for that is the upsets.
There might be a team in the lead in the 2022 CWS odds right now, but this year’s winner can be totally unpredictable. Let’s take a look at the odds for the top 20 teams for this year’s championship tournament.
2022 College World Series Odds Entering Regionals
Here are the 2022 College World Series odds as we enter the Regionals tournament. As you can see, the Volunteers have a staggering hold on the rest of the pack at (+250). Why are they such a huge favorite at this point? Well they currently have a 53-7 record, which is easily the best in college baseball.
They began the year with (+3000) odds, so their bettors are in a very good spot right now. If you’re sold on Tennessee to win it all this year, here’s a look at the CWS schedule so you know when the action begins;
- Regionals (June 3rd to June 6th)
- Super Regionals (June 10th to June 13th)
- College World Series opener (June 17th)
- CWS Finals: best of 3 (June 25th)
These 2022 CWS odds are available on Bovada and will be updated again after Regionals.
Oregon State is the next closest team to the Volunteers in the 2022 CWS odds right now. They have a strong 44-15 record and are currently ranked as the 4th best team. That’s down from their previous ranking though, which was second.
They started the season in the (+3000) odds range as well, so they’ve been happy with their performance.
Stanford didn’t improve as much as Tennessee or Oregon State in terms of expectations, but they have seen a boost in their odds. They went from (+1800) to (+1200) after going 41-14 up to this point.
A team that is not happy with how they’ve been playing is Texas. They were healthy favorites a couple of months ago at (+700), but their odds have more than doubled since then at (+1500). Their 42-19 record right now is a bit disappointing considering how they were lofty favorites before the season started.
Why the Tennessee Volunteers Are Heavy Favorites
Since the season began, the Volunteers have been unstoppable. They won their first 8 games before losing their to the #1 seed in Texas. Tennessee won the next 23 games in row before their second loss of the season (2-3 to Tennessee Tech).
They’ve been dominant like that for the majority of the season and have beaten some tough teams along the way. Here’s a few teams that they beat that were ranked at the time;
- #1 Ole Miss (3-0 record)
- #9 Vanderbilt (4-0)
- #24 Alabama (2-1)
- #19 Auburn (2-1)
- #21 LSU (1-0)
Their pitching has been immaculate with multiple starters with incredible seasons so far. Out of all of their starting pitchers with at least 7 starts this season, none of them have an ERA worse than 2.61.
Drew Beam, Chase Burns, Chase Dollander, Zander Sechrist, and Blade Tidwell have all been incredible this season. With that being said, they might not even be the best pitcher on their team. That might go to fireballer thrower Ben Joyce, who throws over 100+ MPH and as much as 105.
Don't Make Ben Joyce Wait. ⏰— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 21, 2022
105 MPH. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7grXwmPhZh
You can hardly score any runs off their starters, and then they throw possibly the hardest thrower on the planet at you? Good luck.
Not only is their pitching basically unhittable, their hitters do their fair share. Trey Lipscomb leads the team with 21 home runs, which ranks 17th best in the country (tied). Tennessee’s 141 team home runs ranks first in the country as well.
So in total, their pitching basically makes them impossible to score on and their hitting is very hard to stop as well. They could very well be on their way to dominating the rest of this season.
Is there anyone in the 2022 College World Series odds that you think can beat them?