Gambling & Odds
Pitchers and catchers report to Dodgers camp on Wednesday, and the expectations after a World Series championship are sky high. The projection systems, gambling odds, and various predictions all see Los Angeles as a juggernaut.
Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux is 7-1 in the early going in the ‘MLB The Show’ Players League, and now you can bet on him and other MLB players playing video games.
Hey, this was better than the ‘bold predictions’ piece
A look at the Dodgers’ projections for 2018 reveals one strange quirk: all seem to agree that catcher Yasmani Grandal will steal one base in 2018.
The Dodgers have a large deficit (6½ games) to make up in the final 71 games to catch the Giants in the National League West. Here is a look at the remaining schedules for both teams plus some historical precedence of Dodgers divisional comebacks.
The Dodgers and Nationals both watched the Giants win the World Series in 2014, but in 2015 Los Angeles and Washington are listed at 15/2 odds to win the World Series, co-favorites among the 30 teams in baseball, per Bovada.
The Dodgers are favorites per Bovada to not only win the National League West, but also win the NL pennant, and only the Angels are more of a favorite to win the World Series. Clayton Kershaw is favored to win the NL MVP and Cy Young awards.