The Margin: 2022 World Series: When it starts, how to watch, odds and more

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It’s cheesesteaks vs BBQ, Wawa vs Whataburger, Rocky vs the Lone Ranger.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros clinched their 2022 World Series appearances and will play in what should be a star-studded matchup. This Phillies team features former league MVP Bryce Harper while the Astros have pitching legend Justin Verlander.

The Phillies’s reached the World Series after earlier winning the wild card round. The team had a good-but-not-great 87-75 record during the regular season, while the Astros had a 106-56 record and beat the Mariners and Yankees in the American League playoffs without losing a game. This Year’s World Series is also guaranteed to have some games in November after a lockout delayed the start of Opening Day this season, a phenomena that rarely occurs.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2022 World Series:

What is the World Series Schedule?

The first game of the World Series will be played on Friday, Oct. 28, and as stated above, at least one World Series game will be played in November. The matchup is a best-of-seven series, meaning that games 5, 6 and 7 will only occur if they are necessary. The game-day dates and locations are as follows:

  • Game 1 – Friday, Oct. 28, Phillies at Astros
  • Game 2 – Saturday, Oct. 29, Phillies at Astros
  • Game 3 – Monday, Oct. 31, Astros at Phillies
  • Game 4 – Tuesday, Nov. 1, Astros at Phillies
  • Game 5 – Wednesday, Nov. 2, Astros at Phillies
  • Game 6 – Friday, Nov. 4, Phillies at Astros
  • Game 7 – Saturday, Nov. 5, Phillies at Astros

The time each game will start has yet to be determined.

What channel is the World Series on?

Every game of the 2022 World Series will be televised by FOX. For people who don’t have cable, FOX doesn’t offer a direct-to-consumer subscription platform, therefore baseball fans will need to find a streaming subscription that carries the channel.

Some of those services include, but are not limited to, FuboTV FUBO, -5.09%, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTubeTV.

Announcers for the games will be Joe Davis and John Smoltz.

When do World Series tickets go on sale?

World Series tickets are already on sale, and can be purchased at most major ticketing platforms.

Who is the favorite to win the World Series?

The Astros are seen as the better team by many as they won nearly 20 more games than the Phillies during the regular season. The oddsmakers also see it that way.

Houston is a -185 favorite over the Phillies (+160), which carries an implied probability of 64.9%, according to DraftKings DKNG, -1.78% Sportsbook.