Baseball Betting: LA Dodgers Look Good Favorites to Win an 8th World Series in 2021

LA Dodgers - MLB Odds Picks
Hyun-Jin Ryu, LA Dodgers Pitcher

The Los Angeles Dodgers look the worthy favorites to win the World Series this year. They essentially have the same team as last season, with the addition of the defending NL Cy Young Award winner, Trevor Bauer.

Last year’s shortened 60-game season saw the Dodgers win 43 times, which if repeated over a full season means they would have won 116 games, which would have tied the 2001 Mariners and the 1906 Cubs for the most wins in a season.

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2021 World Series Betting Odds

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Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Yankees
San Diego Padres
Chicago White Sox
Atlanta Braves
New York Mets
Toronto Blue Jays
Minnesota Twins
Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals
Oakland Athletics
Tampa Bay Rays
Washington Nationals
Los Angeles Angels
Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies
Milwaukee Brewers
Chicago Cubs
Miami Marlins
San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners
Kansas City Royals
Arizona Diamondbacks
Baltimore Orioles
Detroit Tigers
Texas Rangers
Colorado Rockies
Pittsburgh Pirates

The New York Yankees potentially look to be the strongest challengers to the defending champions, although they are a roster that has seemed particularly prone to injury setbacks and it’s 12 years since they’ve been to the World Series. There’s also an argument that they are too reliant on Gerrit Cole when it comes to really top level starting pitching.

They will have been helped in having retained the services of DJ LeMahieu, while their cause in the American League East could be helped in the Toronto Rays having shed several players.

MLB Divisional Betting Tips:

There are 6 Division within the MLB. You can find the respective odds below.

  • American League Central – The Chicago White Sox (-110) look the leading contender for the AL Central
  • American League East – The tip to win the AL East is the New York Yankees (+200)
  • American League West – The Oakland Athletics (+215) look capable of finishing above the Houston Astros.
  • National League Central – The St. Louis Cardinals (+120) might just edge the NL Central
  • National League East – The Atlanta Braves (+140) are the selection for the NL East
  • National League West – The Los Angeles Dodgers (-250) are the obvious choice to win the NL West

2021 American League Central Winner Odds

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Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Detroit Tigers

2021 American League East Winner Odds

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14:05
New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox
Baltimore Orioles

2021 American League West Winner Odds

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04/30/21
14:05
Houston Astros
Oakland Athletics
Los Angeles Angels
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

2021 National League Central Winner Odds

Win
04/30/21
14:05
St. Louis Cardinals
Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates

2021 National League East Winner Odds

Win
04/30/21
14:05
Atlanta Braves
New York Mets
Washington Nationals
Philadelphia Phillies
Miami Marlins

2021 National League West Winner Odds

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04/30/21
14:05
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies

2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Salaries

  • Clayton Kershaw $11,470,000.00
  • Mookie Betts $9,990,000.00
  • Justin Turner $7,400,000.00
  • Kenley Jansen $6,660,000.00
  • A.J. Pollock $5,550,000.00
  • Cody Bellinger $4,255,000.00
  • Blake Treinen $3,700,000.00
  • Joe Kelly $3,268,333.00
  • Joc Pederson $2,867,500.00
  • Corey Seager $2,812,000.00
  • Enrique Hernandez $2,183,000.00
  • Chris Taylor $2,072,000.00
  • Pedro Baez $1,480,000.00
  • Alex Wood $1,480,000.00
  • Max Muncy $925,000.00
  • Ross Stripling $777,000.00
  • Austin Barnes $407,000.00
  • Julio Urias $370,000.00
  • Scott Alexander $323,750.00
  • Victor Gonzalez $208,495.00
  • Zach McKinstry $208,495.00
  • Keibert Ruiz $208,495.00
  • Mitch White $208,495.00

2020 Los Angeles Dodgers – Uniform Numbers

#3 Chris Taylor
#5 Corey Seager
#7 Julio Urias
#8 Zach McKinstry
#9 Gavin Lux
#10 Justin Turner
#11 A.J. Pollock
#13 Max Muncy
#14 Enrique Hernandez
#14 Enrique Hernandez
#15 Austin Barnes
#16 Will Smith
#17 Joe Kelly
#21 Walker Buehler
#21 Enrique Hernandez
#21 Edwin Rios
#22 Clayton Kershaw
#25 Keibert Ruiz
#27 Terrance Gore
#31 Joc Pederson
#35 Cody Bellinger
#41 Jake McGee
#43 Edwin Rios
#45 Matt Beaty
#46 Tony Gonsolin
#48 Brusdar Graterol
#49 Blake Treinen
#50 Mookie Betts
#51 Dylan Floro
#52 Pedro Baez
#56 Adam Kolarek
#57 Alex Wood
#64 Caleb Ferguson
#66 Mitch White
#68 Ross Stripling
#74 Kenley Jansen
#75 Scott Alexander
#76 Josh Sborz
#77 Dennis Santana
#81 Victor Gonzalez
#85 Dustin May

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the leading MVP contenders in the AL and NL?

    Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels will have plenty of backers in the AL, while it’s got to be Mookie Betts of the Dodgers as the first choice in the NL.

  • Who are the leading Cy Young contenders in the AL and NL?

    Gerrit Cole of the Yankees is the selection in the AL with Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets the pick for the NL.

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