The New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres are the only teams left in the 2022 MLB playoff bracket. At the start of the ALCS and NLCS, one club in each series is considered to be the heavy favorite to win the pennant.

The betting odds favor the Astros to eliminate the Yankees from the ALCS for the third time in six seasons. The Phillies beat the Padres in Game 1 of the NLCS, making Philadelphia a heavy favorite to reach the World Series.

Houston has -170 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook, coming from a 106-win regular season. New York has +145 odds, looking to get back to the World Series for the first time since 2009.

Philadelphia is a -210 favorite after stealing home-field advantage and taking a 1-0 series lead. San Diego enters Game 2 with +175 odds to come back and win the NLCS.

The most likely outcome is the Astros defeating the Phillies in the World Series, according to the odds, at +260. Philadelphia beating Houston in the Fall Classic is up next with +470 odds.

The Yankees beat the Phillies in the 2009 World Series. The same result this year comes with +480 odds.

There are +1200 odds for the Padres to beat the Yankees in the World Series. It's viewed as the least likely outcome for the rest of the playoffs.

The odds of the Yankees beating the Padres are +750. New York swept San Diego in the 1998 World Series, following a 114-win regular season.

The Padres upset the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. The Dodgers started the playoffs as the clear championship favorites after winning 111 games. San Diego defeated the New York Mets in the wild-card round.

The Phillies won the fewest games of any NL playoff team, but they haven't looked like an 87-win team in the playoffs. Philadelphia went a combined 5-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves in the first two rounds of the postseason. The Phillies have a 2.18 ERA this postseason.

The Astros and Yankees have appeared to be on a collision course for an ALCS rematch for months. Houston cruised to the AL's No. 1 seed, and New York won at least seven more games than any other team in the league.

Houston has the edge over New York. which was pushed to a fifth and deciding game against the Cleveland Guardians in the ALDS. The Astros swept the Seattle Mariners.

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J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 10, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Mark Brown/Getty Images