Los Angeles Dodgers

Don’t bet the Dodgers (right now) to win the World Series

by John Ewing • November 2, 2017

The Houston Astros are the 2017 World Series Champions but they aren’t the favorites to win it all in 2018. Odds to win 2018 World Series (BOL)#Dodgers +450#Astros +600#Yankees +700#Indians +750#Cubs +750#Nats +1000#RedSox +1000 pic.twitter.com/vK2h6NnESv — Bet Labs Sports (@Bet_Labs) November 2, 2017 Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers came within one game of winning the […]

Dodgers vs. Astros: World Series Game 7 Betting Trends

by John Ewing • November 1, 2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday to force a Game 7. The Fall Classic is headed for a winner-take-all showdown. LA opened as -110 favorites but have been bet up to -162 behind 61% of moneyline bets and 64% of moneyline dollars. Home favorites in the MLB playoffs have the […]

Can the Dodgers force a Game 7?

by John Ewing • October 30, 2017

The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 innings on Sunday to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. The World Series shifts to L.A. for Game 6 on Tuesday. Can the Dodgers force a Game 7? Since 2005, 93 teams (not counting Wild Card games) have faced elimination at home. […]

Value on the Astros, but not because of momentum

by John Ewing • October 26, 2017

The Houston Astros evened the World Series at one game apiece with a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. The 11-inning affair was the 36th playoff game to go to extra-innings since 2005. Game 3 takes place Friday in Houston. The Astros have opened as -114 favorites on the moneyline. After […]

Can the Cubs avoid being swept?

by John Ewing • October 18, 2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. L.A. is -2300 (5Dimes) to advance to the World Series. Chicago is on the brink of elimination; can the Cubs avoid being swept? Since 2005, not including Wild Card games, there have been […]

Hot Indians and Cold Dodgers: which is team more likely to win the World Series?

by John Ewing • October 3, 2017

Cleveland enters the postseason on fire. Since September the Indians have won 26 of their last 30 games (and 31 of 35). The Dodgers have the best record in baseball but over the final month of the season L.A. has gone 13-17. If you believe in clichés, it’s not the best team that wins the […]

Will the Dodgers break the MLB wins record?

by John Ewing • August 14, 2017

The Dodgers (83-34) have the best record in baseball. L.A. needs 34 more wins to make history. Will the Dodgers break the MLB win record? Will Dodgers win 117 or more games (BetOnline) Yes +550 No -900 Since the All-Star break, the Blue Crew is 21-5 and a ridiculous 48-9 since June 7th. The team […]

Which teams have value to win the Fall Classic?

by John Ewing • July 13, 2017

Baseball’s second half starts Friday. The bookmakers have updated their odds for each club to win the World Series. Which teams have value to win the Fall Classic? To find out we created consensus World Series projections using Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs simulations. Then we compared the projections to the odds at 5Dimes. For example, Houston is […]

MLB Division Value Bets 7.11.17

by John Ewing • July 11, 2017

Baseball hit the pause button on the 2017 season for the All-Star break. Before action resumes on Friday let’s take a look at the division races and determine which teams offer value to finish on top. To determine if a team has value we created a consensus projection using FanGraphs and Baseball Prospectus and then […]

Trend of the Week: Indians vs. Dodgers

by John Ewing • June 14, 2017

Context The Los Angeles Dodgers (40-25) are on a five game winning streak that has propelled them to the top of the NL West. The Cleveland Indians (31-30) continue to play like a .500 team a year after winning the AL pennant. The Dodgers are looking for the series win tonight and will send Brandon […]