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Dodgers Odds & Predictions | 2022 MLB Playoff Futures & Award Props

Posted: Mar 23, 2022Last updated: Mar 29, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers 2021 season did not go as planned. Despite another triple-digit win season with a mega-deadline trade that netted them multiple superstars, their dreams were cut short in the NLCS by the eventual World Series Champion Atlanta Braves.

With Max Scherzer gone and vague injury information on key pieces looming since the deadline, LA is potentially spread thin heading into the 2022 season.

While the Dodgers have re-signed Clayton Kershaw as their one big move thus far, question marks remain due to his inability to finish the 2021 season. Kershaw was held out of the playoffs with an elbow injury, and given the nature of the injury, he may still be dealing with it.

On top of that, long-time closer Kenley Jansen signed with the Braves, and breakout infielder Max Muncy is dealing with a torn UCL in his left elbow.

Nevertheless, there is too much talent on the roster and farm to count them out. This team, as currently constructed with multiple MVP-caliber players, is unfinished.

The Dodgers made a significant splash signing Freddie Freeman, and by adding him to an already dangerous roster, LA looks to be in good shape heading into the season.

Dodgers Top Betting Odds 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers betting odds are current as of Wednesday, March 23 at 2 p.m. ET at Caesars Sportsbook.

  • World Series Winners: +500
  • Win National League pennant: +240
  • Win National League West title: -210
  • 2022 Win Total Over/Under: 97.5 (-110)

Since 2017, the Dodgers have won at least 104 games three times. One of the years they couldn’t in this span was a 60-game season which saw their win-loss percentage at an all-time high (their 2021 season came second).

They are still an elite team in 2022 regardless of the offseason losses or injuries; having the best odds to win the NL West, NL pennant, and World Series exemplifies it.


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Dodgers Futures Bets 2022

Dodgers To Win NL Pennant (+240) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.5 Units

No matter how you shape it, the Dodgers are the best team in the NL. Yes, the Braves just beat them in the World Series, but they are in a bit of flux given the losses of their mid-season acquisitions that pushed them that far in Joc Pederson, Eddie Rosario, and Jorge Soler.

The Dodgers have made it to the World Series in three of the past five seasons, which is not luck.

The system of development that stems from the minors to their major league roster is arguably the best in the majors as they have meshed their star trades/signings with homegrown talent in Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, Will Smith, and so on.

Even with a weaker pitching staff than usual, LAD can easily claim to have one of the three best in the NL while their offense should remain at the top.

Dodgers To Win OVER 97.5 Games (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 2 Units

With a division that has gotten weaker and no World Series fatigue heading into the season, this bet is ultimately a lock. The Dodgers will win 100+ games, let alone the 98 necessary to hit the over. It also helps having a weak NL West:

  • The San Diego Padres will be without Fernando Tatís Jr. for the season’s first few months.
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks is, once again, non-competitive despite an expected influx of talented youth.
  • Even with signing Kris Bryant, it simply replaces the loss of perennial All-Star Trevor Story rather than boost the Colorado Rockies beyond last year. Same old Rockies.

The Dodgers’ only competition within their division will be 2021 NL West champions San Francisco Giants, who are in an interesting spot after losing franchise catcher Buster Posey to retirement and first-time all-star Kevin Gausman to free agency. The Giants have made additions of their own in the rotation, but that does not imply they are stronger than last year.

Aside from their own division, the Dodgers will play plenty of games against an NL Central featuring multiple sellers/bottom-feeders like the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates, along with an ever-middling NL East.

Cody Bellinger, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers


Dodgers Player Prop Bets 2022

Cody Bellinger to Lead MLB in Home Runs (+7500) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.25 Units

After last season’s horrendous results, this may seem asinine, but Cody Bellinger should return to some semblance of form.

In the offseason preceding the 2021 season, Bellinger underwent double-shoulder surgery to repair an issue likely caused by his long swing. He dealt with the repercussions of that surgery with a swing that required tinkering all year, and on top of that, Bellinger fractured his leg in early April.

We never really saw the true Cody Bellinger in 2021, and coming into 2022, this betting opportunity could be fruitful. Bellinger finished 5th in total home runs in 2017 and 4th in 2019. There is massive power in his swing, and despite the injuries, he could still improve at age 26.

Trea Turner to Win NL MVP (+1500) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.5 Units

Trea Turner is one of the best players in the MLB, and it could be disputed that he deserved the NL MVP last year. In 148 games, he accrued 6.9 fWAR (most in all of MLB) while award winner Bryce Harper hit 6.6 fWAR.

This is not the end-all-be-all of MVP calculations, but it typically gives us a good gauge on who the top guys are, and Turner was up there.

With Turner’s mix of contact, power, speed, and defensive ability, he can be the best player in either league in any given year. There may be concerns about his health given missed time in the past, but he’s played a near-full season in three of the past four years.

Turner’s in his prime and hitting atop one of the league’s best lineups, making him as good a bet as anyone to win.

Author

Kev Mahserejian

Kev Mahserejian is an NFL/NBA/MLB analyst at The Game Day, residing in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017 and began creating sports content soon after. Kev currently writes fantasy and betting pieces while also hosting his podcast The Operating Room with various guests from the sports industry to discuss topics primarily regarding fantasy. He also writes for RotoBaller and is quite active on his Twitter @RotoSurgeon.

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