NLCS Game 5 Odds: Dodgers Expected To Extend Series

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are -145 on the moneyline to extend the series.
  • The Atlanta Braves have +122 betting odds to win and move on to the World Series.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will host Game 5 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers are one game away from elimination.

Will History Repeat Itself?

While things are looking great for the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS, they’ve been in this exact position before and have lost. Last season, also while in the NLCS, the Los Angeles Dodgers fell behind 2-0 in the series before taking Game 3. The same happened in this series.

Atlanta took home Game 4 in both the 2020 NLCS and in the current one to take a 3-1 lead. Los Angeles went on to become the 14th team to win a series after trailing 3-1. Now both teams are in the same spot as last season and online sportsbooks are favoring the Dodgers to extend the series.

Dodgers Vs. Braves Moneyline Odds

  • Los Angeles Dodgers -145
  • Atlanta Braves +122

However, the Braves are favored to win the series as a whole with -440 odds, while the Dodgers are at +330 to complete the comeback. Those betting on the MLB may decide to wait until the pitching matchups are confirmed, but the likely starters are Max Fried for Atlanta and either Max Scherzer or a bullpen pitcher like Corey Knebel for Los Angeles.

Is Atlanta Worth Betting On?

Everything appears to be pointing in the Braves’ direction for this game. Fried had an MLB-best 1.74 ERA in the latter half of the MLB season and has had quality starts in both of his postseason outings. LA is forced to go with Scherzer on short rest or deplete the bullpen and will be without Justin Turner, who injured his hamstring on Wednesday.

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Atlanta is the healthier team with what could be the best starting pitcher in the league on the mound and all the momentum in the world, being up 3-1 in the series. Given their price as an underdog, it seems fair to take a risk on them for the moneyline.

Braves Vs. Dodgers Runline Odds

  • Atlanta Braves +1.5 -160
  • Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 +135

Those interested in a safer bet can bet on the runline. The Braves have covered the runline in seven of their eight postseason games and have yet to lose by more than a single run in the playoffs.

The game will start at 8:08 p.m. EST Thursday and can be viewed on TBS.