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Dodgers Hold Highest Odds to Win NL Pennant in 2020

The Dodgers have the highest odds to make it back to the World Series for the third time in four years.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08: Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his RBI single to take a 7-4 lead over the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on May 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

According to Westgate odds, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the highest odds to win the National League pennant in 2020. While it is extremely early, this comes as no surprise to anyone. The Dodgers are set up to find success for the next five years or more and with a ton of payroll leaving the books, they could spend to supplement an already elite core.

The Dodgers are currently sitting at +250 for the pennant with the Atlanta Braves (+450), Washington Nationals (+600), and St. Louis Cardinals (+800) following. As far as division rivals go, the closest team to the Dodgers is the Arizona Diamondbacks with +2500 odds for the pennant — implied at about 3.85%. In comparison, the Dodgers’ +250 odds are implied odds of about 28.6%, easily the highest in the National League.

For the World Series, the Dodgers are tied for second best odds to win, behind the Houston Astros and tied with the New York Yankees. Once again, the three powerhouse teams sit at the top. The Astros currently check in at +500 odds, or about a one-sixth chance of winning the World Series. The Dodgers and Astros sit at +600 apiece, or about one-seventh chance of winning the title. Behind the ‘big three’ are the Atlanta Braves at +1000, Boston Red Sox at +1200, the Washington Nationals and Cleveland Indians at +1400, and the St. Louis Cardinals at +1800 odds.

Vegas seems to firmly believe that it will be one of the big three clubs winning the World Series in 2020 with them taking up approximately 45 percent of the odds.

Let’s hope that the Dodgers not only ‘return’ to the World Series — let’s hope they win it all.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Lol are you kidding me again with this nonsense no one cares about odds they are meaningless in baseball and the Dodgers have had great odds of winning the pennant and World Series for 7 years and how has that worked out? But mentioning it in the beginning of the offseason is a new level of tarded

  2. There’s going to be a strike next season when this years free agents don’t get signed before spring training. It’ll be the worst it’s been the last 2 offseasons. Then we’ll come back in 2021 and win it all and fulfill our 90’s Braves destiny

  3. With Roberts remaining as manager and the Dodgers basically operating in the same way as they have in these past few years, I sincerely doubt they get into the WS. I wish to be proven wrong but as they say, a tiger or zebra never ‘changes its stripes’

  4. Dumb coaching and no clutch hitters. Really? only a delusional fan can believe the Dodgers will win the world series.

  5. Yawn. Make some upgrades and spend some money. 400 million in tv revenue, so go over the cap and really try to win something.

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