As we head into the beginning of August, the NL West looks more like the division we expected in the preseason.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are back on top and building momentum as they prepare to make a playoff push. Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants have sputtered, the San Diego Padres are finally showing signs of life, and the Colorado Rockies are dead in the water.
Considering all of that, let’s dive into the latest NL West odds and pick out our favorite MLB division winner futures bets.
NL West Winner Odds 2023
MLB odds used for these best bets are from Sunday, July 30, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Los Angeles Dodgers (-500)
- San Francisco Giants (+650)
- Arizona Diamondbacks (+1200)
- San Diego Padres (+2500)
- Colorado Rockies (+80000)
The Dodgers remain heavily favored to win the NL West on the post-All-Star break odds board.
While they will likely take the division for the 10th time in 11 years, Los Angeles isn’t setting the world on fire with a .573 winning percentage and a 5-5 record in its last 10 games.
NL West Winner Best Bet
Los Angeles Dodgers (-500)
After a relatively slow start to the season, the Dodgers are back in first place and remain the favorites to win the NL West.
LA has a heavily juiced price and hasn’t been as impressive as we expected, but it is still the best bet to emerge atop the division.
- See where the Dodgers sit in the latest National League Pennant odds.
The Giants and Diamondbacks are tempting options, but both are 3-7 in their last 10 games and fading fast. And at 800-1 odds, the Rockies are hardly even worth a mention.
NL West Winner Sleeper Pick
San Diego Padres (+2500)
While San Francisco and Arizona continue to fall off the pace, San Diego is picking up steam with six wins in its previous 10 games.
The Padres have been a massive disappointment this season, but they have the talent to challenge and beat the Dodgers.
If San Diego is going to get back in the division race, it’ll need to move quickly as it has a lot of ground to cover.