Orioles World Series Chances In 2023
The Baltimore Orioles chances to reach the 2023 MLB World Series are great. They have the third-best odds of winning the Fall Classic tournament.
Orioles odds to win World Series are +700, which is only bettered by +450 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and +330 of the Atlanta Braves. However, both the Dodgers and the Braves are from the National League, making the Orioles the favorites to make it to the Fall Classic from the American League.
As the winners of their division, the Orioles have directly qualified for the Division Series. They will face the winners of the Wild Card series between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Last time Orioles won AL East was during the 2014 season. They finished the campaign with a 96-66 record, twelve games ahead of the Yankees in the second position.
Orioles AL East champions faced the Rangers six times during the 2023 season and are tied at 3-3. But the last game they played was on May 28, and there have been a lot of changes in the roster and form of the two sides.
Similarly, the Baltimore side has faced the Bay Rays thirteen times this campaign, winning on eight occasions. They last played each other on September 17, where the Orioles won the game 5-4 in eleven innings and clinched a playoff spot.
The Division Series is a best-of-five format, with the first team to three wins advancing to the Championship Series. The Orioles will have a home advantage in the series, with three games taking place at their home ground, the Orioles Park at Camden Yards.
However, Baltimore has been great away from home throughout the season and has the tied-best away record in the entire league. The Division Series will start on October 7, with Game 5 (if necessary) taking place on October 13.
Their possible opponents in the American League Championship Series are the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, and the Toronto Blue Jays. The Astros won the AL West and had the second-best record among the Division winners, thus directly advancing to the ALDS.
On the other hand, the Rangers and the Blue Jays will face each other in the best-of-three American League Wild Card Series, starting on October 3. The Astros and the Orioles played two series in the 2023 regular season, each winning one and finishing with a 3-3 record.
The Orioles have a winning record against the other two teams. They played the Twins twice, sweeping them once in an away series and finishing with a 4-2 record against the franchise.
The Blue Jays and the Orioles played four series throughout the 2023 campaign, with Baltimore winning all four convincingly. They lead the Canadian side with a 10-3 record.
All these factors suggest that the Orioles have the best chance of making it to the World Series from the American League. As they were the top side in the league, they will have the home-ground advantage in both the Division and Championship Series.
Further, Orioles playoff roster 2023 has some of the best players in the league who can help the team reach new heights. Kyle Gibson, Austin Hays, Adley Rutschman, and Gunnar Henderson are some of those athletes.