ASA’s 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Preview



RECORD – 108 wins / 59 losses (includes playoffs)

OVERALL MONEY +$1520 (based on $100 wagered per game)


HOME RECORD – 60 wins / 24 losses (+$1570)

ROAD RECORD – 48 wins / 35 losses (-$50)

RECORD AS FAVORITE – 105 wins / 53 losses (+$1750)

RECORD AS UNDERDOG – 3 wins / 6 losses (-$230)

OVER/UNDER RECORD – 79 Overs / 79 Unders / 9 Ties


BATTING AVERAGE – .257 (10th in the Majors)

OPS (on base + slugging) – .810 (4th)

HOME RUNS – 279 (4th)

RUNS PER GAME – 5.47 (5th)


ERA – 3.37 (1st)

FIP (fielding independent pitching) – 3.73 (2nd)

WHIP (walk + hits allowed per inning) – 1.10 (1st)

STRIKEOUT to WALK RATIO – 3.88 (1st)


ASA LA DODGERS ANALYSIS – The Dodgers finished with 106 regular season wins last year which was just 1 win behind the Astros for tops in the MLB.  This year, prior to the season, they were tabbed to win 101.5 games which was the second highest total behind the Yankees who had their win total set at 102.5.  LA has dominated the NL West with 7 straight division titles and 2 World Series appearances (lost both) during that stretch.  Can they break through in 2020 for the first time in 32 years?  They are definitely the decisive favorite again in the division with a projected win total nearly 20 games higher than the next team in line (Arizona at 83).  Offensively they had one of the top power lineups a year ago and that won’t change this season.  Everyone in their projected starting lineup hit at least 15 HR’s last season with 3 players hitting at least 35 dingers led by NL MVP Cody Bellinger with 47.  The addition of OF Mookie Betts from Boston (.295 BA with 29 HRs last season) will make this team even better on offense this season.  Their pitching staff was unmatched in 2019 finishing either first or second in MLB in most key statistics.  Can they repeat that performance on the mound?  It will be tough after losing one of their most consistent starters, Hyun Jin-Ryu, to Toronto in free agency.  They also will be without starter Rich Hill, who also left in free agency, and key reliever/starter Kent Maeda who was traded to Boston in the Betts deal.  Speaking of their deal with the Sox, the Dodgers did pick up a replacement starter to take Jin-Ryu’s spot in the rotation, in that trade as well.  Veteran David Price (150-80 lifetime record with a 3.31 ERA) steps in as potentially the 4th lefty in LA’s 5 man rotation.  They are huge favorites in this division and will almost assuredly be in the post season barring a disastrous collapse.  If the pitching can come close to matching last year’s numbers along with an improved offense this team might just win their first World Series since 1988.