NL West Betting Odds & Forecast
2020 NL West Division Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers won its division by a whopping 21 games in 2019. The Dodgers were far more talented than any of the other four teams in the NL West, and the only teams that could challenge them this season are Arizona and San Diego. The Diamondbacks won 85 games last season, and they have a burgeoning star in Ketel Marte. Meanwhile, the Padres have had the best farm system in baseball for the last couple seasons, and those young players make San Diego a dark horse.
Colorado and San Francisco have little to no chance of being competitive in the NL West. The Rockies have a lot of concerns with their rotation once more, while the Giants are in the middle of a long rebuild as they are still paying $15 million a year to six players that are 32 or older.
2020 National League Pennant Odds
San Diego is dripping with potential in 2020. If the free agents play up to their contracts, and most of the prospects hit, the Padres could win one of the two NL Wild Card spots. Conversely, this team might still be a year away if the free agents continue to underperform and the prospects don’t pan out. There might not be a team with a wider range of possibilities than the Padres in 2020.
The upstart Padres led by Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis, Jr. look to make some noise for a playoff berth this season. (AP)
2020 World Series Odds
The Dodgers are projected to win more games than any other team in MLB by the oddsmakers. The Dodgers are the overwhelming favorites to win the National League this season with odds of +170 to win the NL, and they have won two of the last three NLCS titles.
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2020 NL West Playoff Props
2020 NL West MVP Contenders
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2020 NL West Rookie of the Year Contenders
2020 National League West Predictions
Best Bet & Value on NL West Division Winner
Best Value: Los Angeles Dodgers (2/15)
Best Bet/Value on National League Pennant Winner
Best Value: Los Angeles Dodgers (17/10)
Best Bet/Value for World Series Winner
Best Value: Los Angeles Dodgers (15/4)
Best Bets/Value for NL West Win Totals
Best Over: San Diego
Best Under: San Francisco
In 2019, San Francisco went 77-85 to finish in third place in the NL West. The Giants finished six games ahead of the Colorado Rockies and seven games ahead of the San Diego Padres, but their Pythagorean Win-Loss record indicates that they were rather fortunate to win 77 games. Because the Giants were outscored by 95 runs, they were expected to finish with a record of 71-91.
Best Bets/Value for Yes/No in the 2020 MLB Playoffs
Best Value: San Diego - Yes (+190)
Best Bets/Value for Individual Awards
Best Bet MVP: Nolan Arenado, Rockies (18/1)
Best Bet Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers (15/1)
Best Bet Rookie of Year: Daulton Varsho, Diamondbacks (4/1)
Although the top two candidates for NL MVP come from Los Angeles, Arenado is coming off five consecutive seasons of driving in 110 runs or more. The Rockies' third baseman knocked out 41 home runs last season to go along with a career-high batting average of .315, making him a prime candidate for MVP.
Kershaw was 16-5 with a 3.03 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP in 2019, but durability is a concern at this stage in his career. He has missed at least a few weeks due to injury in each of the last four seasons.Odds Subject to Change
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