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MLB Win Total Betting: How Many Games Will the Dodgers Win in 2024?

Scott Edwards Jr.
Scott Edwards Jr.@ScottEdwardsJr
MLB Win Total Betting: How Many Games Will the Dodgers Win in 2024?

After a monumental offseason that included the majority of the biggest moves in MLB, the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves among the favorites once again.

The expectations are high for Los Angeles, as per usual. They loaded up their team considerably last season, which is all the scarier since they won 100 games. Can they do it again though? That's the question as Spring Training rolls on.

What is the Los Angeles Dodgers' total set at for 2024, per the MLB win totals at FanDuel Sportsbook?

The Los Angeles Dodgers' win total is listed at 103.5.

Let's dig into what we can expect from the Dodgers this year and which side of the win total should interest you.

All MLB odds come from FanDuel Sportsbook. Lines may change after this article is published. nERD via numberFire. Projections via FanGraphs.

Los Angeles Dodgers Win Total Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers Over/Under 103.5 Wins

  • Over: -115
  • Under: -105

Why Dodgers Could Win Over 103.5 Games (-115)

The Dodgers are going to be a force this season. There's little doubt about that. But reaching 104 wins (and more)? That feels very possible for a team that won 100 games last season and has for four straight 162-game seasons.

The reason they can win over 103.5 games doesn't need to be complicated -- they're the most talented team in baseball.

Let's start with the lineup. Last season, they had two of the top three players in the National League MVP voting with Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman finishing second and third. Then, add into that equation one of the league's top catchers in Will Smith and a player in Max Muncy who smashed 36 home runs.

Now, think of who they added.

The big name, of course, is top free agent and reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani has been the best player in baseball pretty much since he stepped into the majors and has two MVPs to prove it. While he can't pitch this season -- which can take away from their game-winning potential -- he can still hit and will be surrounded by Betts and Freeman. Los Angeles also signed Teoscar Hernandez to join their lineup, which could be one of the more underrated signings of the 2023-24 offseason.

Ultimately, this lineup is going to power this team to success as it has year after year. It's now even better than it was last year when they finished second in wOBA (.341) and home runs (249). Getting to 104 with this lineup alone feels possible. But no fear, they won't have to do it alone.

Serious changes were needed for the Dodgers in the pitching department after a rougher go than usual last season. With Julio Urias gone and Clayton Kershaw out for a number of months, they'll need to lean on newer names. Yoshinobu Yamamoto could be their new ace without any major league experience. They also went out and acquired Tyler Glasnow, giving them a fitting and exciting top two to lead them in the new season.

Finally, the main reason for believing in the Dodgers getting over 103.5 games is that in the last five seasons, they've gone over 103.5 wins three times. Considering one of those five seasons was the shortened 60-game campaign due to COVID-19, that makes this all the more appealing -- especially considering how talented they are compared to those past teams.

They're in an NL West that doesn't look to be as competitive as it has in the last few seasons, either, which only aids the Dodgers' chances of hitting this over.

Why Dodgers Could Win Under 103.5 Games (-105)

If the Dodgers don't win over 103.5 games, is that a letdown? In many ways, yes -- but it's certainly not out of the question.

A 162-game season can be grueling and, well, Los Angeles is already dealing with so many injuries. I noted earlier that Clayton Kershaw is out for a number of months. He's not alone in that. Walker Buehler, who was a Cy Young candidate back in 2021, hasn't pitched since 2022 and is being eased back into baseball right now. There's plenty of uncertainty about him coming back and who he is going to be.

The Dodgers will also be without Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May, both of which have been key players for them in the past. Beyond Yamamoto, who is unproven, and Glasnow, who has an injury history and has never pitched 150 innings in a season, the Dodgers will need to count on the trio of Bobby Miller, Gavin Stone, and newly signed James Paxton. There are question marks with the whole rotation, even after what Miller showed in his rookie campaign.

Besides the rotation, it'll just be overall health that can keep them under 103.5. That's the highest win total of any team heading into this season. It's a high mark to reach that only one team did last year, which was the Atlanta Braves with 104. Baseball can be unpredictable, and while there's so much talent on the Dodgers, hitting the highs in their first season with all this new talent could be asking a lot.

Los Angeles is in a great spot with a bad NL West surrounding them, sporting a super-powered offense and pitching that has tons of potential. If I were to bet on what this team could accomplish, it'd be returning to over 103.5 wins this season and leading the majors.


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