Dodgers In The Dumps
September 11, 2017
Right now, the easiest way to make money in baseball is by betting against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They’ve gone an absolutely hideous 1-15 SU in their last 16 games, beating the lowly Padres.
Despite the fact that the NL West is all but assured to the Dodgers, there are many more panicking that the league’s top ranked World Series contender is taking lumps like this so late in the season.
The sudden and alarming downturn in the fortunes of the Dodgers hasn’t curtailed their World Series odds because much of the playoff picture has remained the same. The fact is that the Cubs, Nationals and Dodgers will remain at the top of the heap because they’re doing so well in their divisions.
BEST WORLD SERIES ODDS per BETONLINE.AG
Los Angeles Dodgers +300
Cleveland Indians +450
Houston Astros +500
Washington Nationals +700
Chicago Cubs +800
Boston Red Sox +800
The only real race in the National League is in the NL Central with Milwaukee and St. Louis trying their damndest to stay relevant behind the Cubs. The Brewers certainly did themselves plenty of favors, winning a three-game sweep over Chicago this past weekend, but the Cubs will most certainly level that out with a series against the Mets this week.
Making the playoffs and fixing their late season woes is probably not a big deal to the Dodgers, but don’t tell that to third baseman Justin Turner. "Regardless of what the record says, right now we're the worst team in baseball,” said Turner. "What we did three months ago doesn't mean a whole lot right now. No one in this league is going to feel sorry for us. No one in this league is going to show up and be like, 'Oh, poor Dodgers.'"
Nobody’s going to feel sorry for the Dodgers because they’re one of the most unlikable franchises in baseball since they spend the gross national product of Nicaragua on their roster.
Los Angeles has two series remaining against the San Francisco Giants, who have nothing to play for aside from ruining the lives of their division rivals. The Dodgers also run head first in to a road circuit against Washington, and have series against the Phillies, Padres and Rockies to cap off the season.
The one thing we know for certain is that the Dodgers aren’t a safe regular season play as we head towards October. They’re overpriced at BetOnline.ag to begin with in terms of the moneyline, and until they right the ship there’s no reason to invest in them further as a short term or long term wager.
They’re too good to be this bad for much longer, but the Astros and Indians are becoming much headier plays in the sportsbook as the Dodgers retain massive public appeal due to their record-setting season.
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