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2020 MLB Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Odds & Picks

The Los Angeles Dodgers are Expected to Win at Least 100 Games in 2020

The Los Angeles 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 +160 to win the NL, and they have won two of the last three NLCS titles.

In 2019, they were stunned by the Washington Nationals in the Divisional Round after winning 106 games in the regular season, missing out on that elusive World Series title once again.

The Boys in Blue have not won a World Series since 1988 when Kirk Gibson came off the bench to smash a walk-off home run off Dennis Eckersley to lead the Dodgers to a victory in Game 1. They have made it to the postseason in each of the last seven years, so it’s World Series or bust for the Dodgers in 2020.

2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Win Total Betting Online Odds at FanDuel
101.5 wins, -122 over, +100 under

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2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Win Total Odds Overview

In 2019, the Dodgers had their most successful season since moving to Los Angeles. They won over 100 games for the second time in the last three years, and everyone expects them to claim their eighth straight NL West crown in 2020. The Dodgers are -1000 at FanDuel to finish atop the NL West this season.

National League West

Los Angeles 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.

On the Hill

The Dodgers lost Ryu Hyun-Jin to Toronto in the offseason, but this staff is loaded with quality arms. Three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw is the most familiar name in the rotation, and while he is not the ace he used to be, he is still one of the top pitchers in the game. 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.

Kershaw is no longer the top arm in the rotation though. Walker Buehler surpassed Kershaw as the Dodgers’ ace in 2019, as he has been very sharp over the last two years. Buehler was 14-4 with a 3.26 ERA and a 10.6 K/9 last season, and he is seen as one of the top contenders in the Cy Young race this season.

David Price came over in the Mookie Betts deal, and while Price has not lived up to his contract, he is still a quality arm. Julio Urias and Alex Wood round out the back end of the rotation.

Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers are listed as healthy favorites to win the National League West in 2020.
Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers are listed as healthy favorites to win the National League West in 2020. (AP)

There are some concerns in the bullpen though. Kenley Jansen has lost some of his velocity, and he is no longer the lights-out closer he was when he was selected to be an All-Star from 2016 to 2018. Pedro Baez, Joe Kelly, and Ross Stripling have been solid but not spectacular, so closing out games could be an ordeal for the Dodgers.

At the Plate

The scariest lineup in the National League became even scarier when the Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox. The 2018 AL MVP is one of the best young bats in the game, and he led the majors in batting average and slugging percentage two years ago. Betts wasn’t as sharp in 2019, but he is still one of the best hitters in baseball.

Cody Bellinger is the reigning NL MVP. Bellinger hammered 47 home runs and finished last season with a 1.035 OPS, and his best years are still ahead of him at the age of 24. He should be even better with Betts and Max Muncy ahead of him in the lineup too, as pitchers won’t be able to pitch around him as much.

Muncy and Justin Turner are both solid hitters, and the Dodgers have another star in the making in catcher Will Smith. Smith finished his rookie season with a .907 OPS, and he is especially valuable as a solid defender that can rake.

2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Win Total Selection Summary

It’s not easy to win 100 games in a season, but the Dodgers are the most talented team in the NL by a mile. There isn’t a real weak link on this roster, and the division is more than manageable.

2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Win Total Free Pick

Over 101.5 games at FanDuel

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