MLB Outlook for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020

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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):

SituationRunsBatting AvgOPS
All 167 Games5.4 (#1)0.256 (#5)0.645 (#2)
Road5.5 (#1)0.251 (#5)0.639 (#2)
Home5.4 (#3)0.262 (#5)0.652 (#5)

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

SituationRunsBatting AvgOPS
All3.8 (#1)0.223 (#1)0.534 (#1)
Road4.2 (#3)0.230 (#20.531 (#1)
Home3.4 (#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.

PLAYEROWN%RANKBETTER OPTIONBETTER THAN
Cody Bellinger1004Freddie FreemanCarlos Santana
Justin Turner939Eugenio SuarezKyle Seager
Max Muncy9714Paul GoldschmidtMatt Olson
Corey Seager9320Kevin NewmanDidi Gregorius
A.J. Pollock7957Hunter PenceMichael Conforto
Joc Pederson8061Odubel HerreraJesse Winker
Alex Verdugo4272Christin StewartSteven Souza
Will Smith808Robinson ChirinosYadier Molina
Gavin Lux5731Willy AdamesAmed Rosario
Jedd Gyorko126Miguel AndujarJosh Rojas