Dodgers: Predicting Los Angeles’ End Of Season Record

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29: Corey Seager
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29: Corey Seager /

42. 42 is the number of games above .500 the Dodgers are, entering the series finale against the San Francisco Giants. This LA team has been something special to watch, but just how many wins can they achieve this season?

The best record ever during the regular season belongs to the 1906 Chicago Cubs who went 116-36! However, in the modern era, the 2001 Seattle Mariners hold the record at 116-46. While I believe the Dodgers will not come close to 116 wins, I do believe they will come close to the franchise record of 105 wins.

The boys in blue have 58 games remaining in the regular season. If they go 28-30 over the remaining games, they would finish the season with a record of 101-61. This record would give them 10 wins more than last season!

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However, this scenario seems to be a worst-case scenario given how well the team has been playing as of late, even with the injury to Clayton Kershaw. Therefore, I believe the team will eclipse the 102-win mark.

Of the remaining 58 games, 22 of them are home and 36 are on the road. The team has been absolutely phenomenal at home boasting a 46-13 at home. However, the team is still very good on the road at 27-18.

I believe their current winning percentage of .702 simply is not sustainable so there will be some regression. On top of that, Los Angeles will begin to rest their regulars more often down the home stretch once they clinch the division. Couple this with Clayton Kershaw’s absence, and I believe the team will slow down just a bit but still finish with a franchise record in wins.

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My prediction is the Dodgers will win 106 games, which would have them going 33-25 record over remaining games. This is a winning percentage of .569. This Dodger team is something special and my prediction is a somewhat reasonable one. However, I do not think they will come close to setting the major league record.