Dodgers fans: are you ready for another October? While the games still need to be played – and nothing is written in stone – the odds released indicate that Los Angeles may be playing in the game’s final month once again.
Moreover, the Dodgers are listed abundantly as the favorite in the National League to make the playoffs. Those odds are listed for every team below.
MLB odds to make the National League playoffs:
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) February 27, 2019
Without question, the Dodgers find themselves way in front of the pack at -1000 to make the NL playoffs. This would mean that to win $100, it would require a $1000 bet on Los Angeles.
Next on the list is the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals at -115. As you can see, this is an entirely different realm or tier. This means you can make your $100 a lot easier by simply betting $115 on these teams. Of course, this is because it is a riskier proposition. What this means? The Dodgers are seen at this juncture as close to a sure thing.
The next closest team in the Dodgers division is the Colorado Rockies at +195. A simple $100 bet on the Rockies would pay $195 if they were successful in making the playoffs in any capacity. Even with the Nolan Arenado extension completed – the Rockies are not seen favorably in these odds.
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Still, we are many moons from October baseball. Equally important – the odds listed are simply a lead indicator of what to expect. For instance, this paints the picture that the NL East will be an absolute dogfight between three teams.
The take home message is the Dodgers are in a great spot. Should they handle their business, they have a roster that is constructed once again to return to October and do battle for the ultimate quest; a World Series title.