|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Oddsmakers have the Dodgers as the favorite to win the World Series. If futures lines were not heavily juiced, the Dodgers would be a good betting value. Their 25.8% chance to win the World Series (based on simulations) is #2 in the league. In simulations, they win the NL 45.6% of the time and are not a good value at 4/7, 63.6%. Their pre-season futures line was 92.5 wins so they have hit the over. The Dodgers have won their division and are in the playoffs. They were a -1000 'favorite' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 94.1% at 2/9, 81.8%. Based on wins per simulation they are projected to have the best record in the NL.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 92.3-58.7. At 97-54 they are in line with these expectations. Money line bettors backing them would be up +125 units on the season. They are not good against the spread (73-78) for a -819 loss. Their under-over record is 73-70 with 8 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Tampa Bay Rays. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their average run differential is +1.59 which ranks #1 in the NL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #1 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 11 games is +1.45 which ranks them #3 over this stretch, slightly worse than overall.
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Cody Bellinger who is projected to be the #7 first baseman / DH the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|52||Baez, Pedro||RP||6-0||230||03/11/1988||6||No College|
|15||Barnes, Austin||C||5-10||190||12/28/1989||5||Arizona State|
|45||Beaty, Matt||LF||6-0||210||04/28/1993||1||No College|
|35||Bellinger, Cody||RF||6-4||213||07/13/1995||3||No College|
|64||Ferguson, Caleb||RP||6-3||215||07/02/1996||2||No College|
|51||Floro, Dylan||RP||6-2||205||12/27/1990||4||No College|
|25||Freese, David||1B||6-2||220||04/28/1983||11||No College|
|63||Garcia, Yimi||RP||6-1||220||08/18/1990||5||No College|
|46||Gonsolin, Tony||SP||6-3||205||05/14/1994||1||No College|
|26||Gyorko, Jedd||1B||5-10||200||09/23/1988||7||West Virginia|
|14||Hernandez, Enrique||2B||5-11||200||08/24/1991||6||No College|
|74||Jansen, Kenley||RP||6-5||275||09/30/1987||10||No College|
|17||Kelly, Joe||RP||6-1||190||06/09/1988||8||No College|
|22||Kershaw, Clayton||SP||6-3||228||03/19/1988||12||No College|
|48||Lux, Gavin||2B||6-2||170||No College|
|18||Maeda, Kenta||SP||6-0||176||04/11/1988||4||No College|
|55||Martin, Russell||C||5-10||205||02/15/1983||14||No College|
|85||May, Dustin||RP||6-6||180||09/06/1997||1||No College|
|9||Negron, Kristopher||CF||6-0||190||02/01/1986||6||No College|
|31||Pederson, Joc||LF||6-1||220||04/21/1992||6||No College|
|11||Pollock, A.J.||CF||6-1||195||12/05/1987||8||Notre Dame|
|43||Rios, Edwin||1B||6-3||220||04/21/1994||1||No College|
|99||Ryu, Hyun-Jin||SP||6-2||230||03/25/1987||6||No College|
|65||Sadler, Casey||RP||6-3||205||07/13/1990||4||No College|
|5||Seager, Corey||SS||6-4||215||04/27/1994||5||No College|
|68||Stripling, Ross||RP||6-3||190||11/23/1989||4||Texas A&M|
|10||Turner, Justin||3B||5-11||205||11/23/1984||11||No College|
|7||Urias, Julio||RP||6-0||215||08/12/1996||4||No College|