Gamblers Come Back for More on Dodgers

Gamblers Come Back for More on Dodgers

It comes as no surprise that the Dodgers are the most popular team on the baseball betting odds board. But Los Angeles Dodgers has the high overlay prices that come with that status. At the onset of 2024 future market betting, the Dodgers are the public favorite to win the World Series. Consider the last time Los Angeles won a full-season World Series was in 1988 with the famed Kirk Gibson. Since 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers have won the National League West every season but one in 2021, when they were a wild-card team.

2024 Los Angeles Dodgers

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2024 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Championship Odds:+375

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2024 Dodgers Manager

Since 2016, Dave Roberts has been the Dodger manager. His sportsbook record at LA is 753-442, with a World Series title and Manager of the Year honors.

2024 Los Angeles Dodgers Key Players

DH Shohei Ohtani arrives from the Angels. Last year, Ohtani produced 102 runs, 26 doubles, 44 home runs, 95 RBI, a .304 average and 1.086 OPS.

RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto is the number-one MLB odds starter for the Dodgers. Accordingly, he is a Japanese phenom who has never pitched in the Major Leagues.

2024 Dodgers Offseason Moves

Key offseason acquisitions: RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani, RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto, OF Teoscar Hernández, OF Manuel Margot, RHP Tyler Glasnow, LHP James Paxton, LHP Matt Gage

Key offseason departures: DH J.D. Martinez, RHP Lance Lynn, RHP Ryan Pepiot, OF Jonny DeLuca, LHP Caleb Ferguson, LHP Victor González, UTIL Enrique Hernández, RHP Shelby Miller, OF David Peralta, INF Amed Rosario, INF Michael Busch

At the onset the primary focus was completing a decade-long pursuit of Ohtani. Los Angeles finally got him to wear a Dodgers uniform. That goal was accomplished early in free agency. Following that, it was all about shoring up a starting rotation that limped to the finish line last season. The Dodgers were aggressive and landed Yamamoto, Glasnow, and Paxton in the rotation. So, gamblers ask how Yamamoto will adjust to the Majors.

Despite not throwing a pitch in the Majors, Yamamoto became the richest pitcher in history after signing a 12-year, $325 million deal this winter. The Japanese phenom has all the tools to be successful. But he’ll have to prove it against the best hitters in the world. How effective he is during his rookie season will be important for the Dodgers in 2024. Los Angeles ranks 8th for MLB payroll.

2024 Dodgers Recap

To summarize, in 2023, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a record of 100-62 and finished 1st in the National League West Division. Offensively, Los Angeles ranked 2nd for runs scored, 7th for batting average, 2nd for OPS, 2nd for home runs, and 19th for stolen bases. While defensively, Los Angeles ranked 13th for earned run average, 5th for WHIP, 11th for strikeouts, 15th for quality starts, 10th for fewest errors, and 3rd for bullpen ERA. Los Angeles was +807 on the moneyline and +2102 on the run line.

Last season, the Dodgers offered solid value despite being one of the most expensive teams on the board. Los Angeles was a phenomenal value on the run line. Still, Gamblers must always be careful about getting involved with the Dodgers, especially at Dodger Stadium, because of their expensive prices.

The Dodgers have won 100 or more games in five out of the last seven seasons, including the most recent three campaigns. Yet for all that, the Dodgers have only one World Series championship, in 2020, in the COVID-shortened campaign.

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