MLB odds: How Juan Soto trade impacted Padres' betting odds

Tue, Aug 2, 2022
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MLB odds: How Juan Soto trade impacted Padres' betting odds
Per multiple reports, the San Diego Padres are acquiring superstar outfielder Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals in the season's biggest trade to date.

The Nationals will reportedly receive a major haul, including lefty MacKenzie Gore, outfielders Robert Hassell III and James Wood, shortstop C.J. Abrams and righty Jarlin Susana.

Players of this caliber have an impact on the entire baseball landscape and the betting space. Let's jump into how significantly Tuesday's blockbuster impacted gambling odds.

Before Tuesday's trade heated up, the Padres sat at +2000 to win the World Series at multiple sportsbooks. San Diego's odds to win it all have now shortened drastically to +1100 at FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook.

The Padres still sit behind the following teams to win the Commissioner's Trophy: Los Angeles Dodgers (+370), New York Yankees (+390), Houston Astros (+475), New York Mets (+650) and Atlanta Braves (+1000).

San Diego also currently sits at +400 at AP Bet to win the National League, if that is a bet that quenches your thirst instead.


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Entering Tuesday, the slugger is hitting .246 with a .894 OPS and 21 home runs. He also leads the league in walks with 91.

Per AP Sports Research, Soto is one of only three players in MLB history to have at least 100 home runs and 450 walks in their first 564 career games (Ted Williams, Frank Thomas).

Some other Soto-related tidbits from AP Sports Research:

- The over in the over/under (O/U) has hit in 291 of the 565 games (51.5%) in which Soto has played since his rookie season in 2018

- The Padres are currently 22nd in over percentage, hitting the over in just 48.1% of their games (50 out of 104 games)

- Since 2018, the Nationals were favorites in 277 games in which Soto played, winning 151 of those (54.5%)

- Soto leads MLB in walks since his rookie season in 2018 with 464

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