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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Their odds to win it all are 6/1, 14.3% (#2). They win the championship in 24.8% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. They are also a good bet to win the NL at 5/2, 28.6%. Their sim chance is 41.9%. The Dodgers are averaging 101.1 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 92.5 games. At -1000 the Dodgers are a good value to make the playoffs with a 97.3% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 2/9, 81.8%. They win the division in 93.9% of simulations. 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
Their 106-56 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was 62%. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +355. They were not good against the spread going 81-81 (-854 loss). They went over 77 times and came in under 76 times.
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Since last season their average run differential is +1.64 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.
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
|All 167 Games||5.4 (#1)||0.256 (#5)||0.645 (#2)|
|Road||5.5 (#1)||0.251 (#5)||0.639 (#2)|
|Home||5.4 (#3)||0.262 (#5)||0.652 (#5)|
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
|All||3.8 (#1)||0.223 (#1)||0.534 (#1)|
|Road||4.2 (#3)||0.230 (#2||0.531 (#1)|
|Home||3.4 (#1)||0.217 (#1)||0.538 (#2)|
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 #4 first baseman / DH. 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.
|PLAYER||OWN%||RANK||BETTER OPTION||BETTER THAN|
|Cody Bellinger||100||4||Freddie Freeman||Carlos Santana|
|Justin Turner||93||9||Eugenio Suarez||Kyle Seager|
|Max Muncy||97||14||Paul Goldschmidt||Matt Olson|
|Corey Seager||93||20||Kevin Newman||Didi Gregorius|
|A.J. Pollock||79||57||Hunter Pence||Michael Conforto|
|Joc Pederson||80||61||Odubel Herrera||Jesse Winker|
|Alex Verdugo||42||72||Christin Stewart||Steven Souza|
|Will Smith||80||8||Robinson Chirinos||Yadier Molina|
|Gavin Lux||57||31||Willy Adames||Amed Rosario|
|Jedd Gyorko||1||26||Miguel Andujar||Josh Rojas|