Los Angeles
Dodgers
Stadium Dodger Stadium
98-54 Overall | NL WEST 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Dodgers.2578252613.40
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  9/18
vs
Rays
8:10pm
Fri  9/20
vs
Rockies
ESPN10:10pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Rockies
9:10pm
Sun  9/22
vs
Rockies
4:10pm
Tue  9/24
@
Padres
10:10pm
Wed  9/25
@
Padres
10:10pm
Thu  9/26
@
Padres
3:40pm
Fri  9/27
@
Giants
10:15pm
Sat  9/28
@
Giants
4:05pm
Sun  9/29
@
Giants
3:05pm
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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
52 Baez, Pedro RP6-023003/11/19886No College
15 Barnes, Austin C5-1019012/28/19895Arizona State
45 Beaty, Matt LF6-021004/28/19931No College
35 Bellinger, Cody RF6-421307/13/19953No College
21 Buehler, Walker SP6-217507/28/19943Vanderbilt
64 Ferguson, Caleb RP6-321507/02/19962No College
51 Floro, Dylan RP6-220512/27/19904No College
25 Freese, David 1B6-222004/28/198311No College
63 Garcia, Yimi RP6-122008/18/19905No College
46 Gonsolin, Tony SP6-320505/14/19941No College
26 Gyorko, Jedd 1B5-1020009/23/19887West Virginia
14 Hernandez, Enrique 2B5-1120008/24/19916No College
44 Hill, Rich SP6-522003/11/198015Michigan
74 Jansen, Kenley RP6-527509/30/198710No College
17 Kelly, Joe RP6-119006/09/19888No College
22 Kershaw, Clayton SP6-322803/19/198812No College
56 Kolarek, Adam RP6-320501/14/19893Maryland
48 Lux, Gavin 2B6-2170No College
18 Maeda, Kenta SP6-017604/11/19884No College
55 Martin, Russell C5-1020502/15/198314No College
85 May, Dustin RP6-618009/06/19971No College
13 Muncy, Max 2B6-021008/25/19904Baylor
9 Negron, Kristopher CF6-019002/01/19866No College
31 Pederson, Joc LF6-122004/21/19926No College
11 Pollock, A.J. CF6-119512/05/19878Notre Dame
43 Rios, Edwin 1B6-322004/21/19941No College
99 Ryu, Hyun-Jin SP6-223003/25/19876No College
65 Sadler, Casey RP6-320507/13/19904No College
76 Sborz, Josh RP6-322512/17/19931Virginia
5 Seager, Corey SS6-421504/27/19945No College
16 Smith, Will C6-020003/28/19951Louisville
68 Stripling, Ross RP6-319011/23/19894Texas A&M
3 Taylor, Chris LF6-120408/29/19906Virginia
10 Turner, Justin 3B5-1120511/23/198411No College
7 Urias, Julio RP6-021508/12/19964No College