2022 World Series Phillies vs. Astros odds, props: Yordan Alvarez favored to lead all players in homers and RBI, co-favorite with Bryce Harper for MVP

Houston's Yordan Alvarez is favored by oddsmakers to have a big Fall Classic.
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There's just two more days until the 2022 World Series, featuring the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies, begins in Houston. DraftKings has some interesting individual props, and the site lists Houston left fielder Yordan Alvarez as the +360 favorite to lead all players in home runs in the Fall Classic. Alvarez has the same price to be tops in RBI. He and Philadelphia's Bryce Harper are both +650 to win World Series MVP.

Alvarez and the Astros finished an ALCS sweep of the Yankees on Sunday. The Cuban slugger didn't go yard in those four games and managed just one RBI, but he had two homers and seven RBI in the ALDS sweep of Seattle -- including a memorable two-out, three-run shot off 2021 AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray for an 8-7 victory in Game 1.

If the Astros lost that game, who knows where they would be right now (they haven't lost yet this postseason). It was the first walk-off homer in MLB postseason history by a team trailing by multiple runs and the second walk-off dinger in MLB history with a team down to its final out. The other was of course Kirk Gibson's shot off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

There are also a few head-to-head props involving Alvarez. He's -135 to hit more home runs in the series than Philadelphia's Kyle Schwarber and -200 to have more RBI than Harper. Schwarber has three homers in 11 games this postseason and Harper has 11 RBI, tied with teammate Rhys Hoskins for the most by any player.

To record a hit in every game of the series, Alvarez is +1000 with No at -2500. He's given an over/under of 1.5 home runs and 5.5 hits. Alvarez is +550 to lead all World Series players in total hits, only behind teammate Jose Altuve (+450). In his Fall Classic career, Alvarez is a .243 hitter with a homer, two RBI and nine walks. 

Being a career American Leaguer, Alvarez doesn't have a ton of at-bats against any Philadelphia pitcher. He's seen Kyle Gibson the most and is 2-for-6 off him. He's 2-for-2 with two doubles off Ranger Suarez.

The Astros will become the first team to appear in the World Series four times in a six-year span since the Yankees did so five times in a six-year span from 1998-2003, and they're the first team to win the American League pennant in consecutive seasons since the 2014-15 Royals.

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