For the final game on Friday night, we have an ole fashioned NL West battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in the Game 1 of the NLDS. It will be the first time that these two teams will play each other in the postseason.
The Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Wednesday night in the NL Wild Card Game to advance to the division series. The Giants finished with the best record in the majors at 107-55 and won the NL West. Walker Buehler will get the start for the Dodgers, while Logan Webb will be on the mound for San Francisco.
Dodgers vs. Giants Game 1 moneyline odds
Every time these two teams played each other in the regular season, it was always highly contested. The Giants won the season series 10-9and won three out of their last four games against the Dodgers. However, this Dodgers’ team is battle-tested and will not give up any easy at days. Walker Buehler has been Los Angeles’ best pitcher this season with a record of 16-4 and 2.47 ERA (33 starts). Buehler had a rough September posting an ERA of 5.40, but that should not take away how good he’s pitched. In six games against the Giants, Buehler is 3-1 with an ERA of 2.19 and .209 OBA.
As for the Giants, Logan Webb has established himself as a solid starting pitcher in the majors. This season, the 24-year-old was 11-3 with an ERA of 3.03. Furthermore, he’s been phenomenal at home with a tremendous 1.96 ERA and perfect 6-0 record. That should calm the nerves of Giants fans and bettors heading into Game 1. Webb will have a tall task trying to navigate through the Dodgers’ lineup, but he has a 2.25 ERA and .127 OBA against LA this season. This game could be potentially low scoring like we saw in the NL Wild Card a couple of nights ago. If that’s the case, I’m going to roll with the Giants, who were 31-17 in one-run games this season.
Pick: Giants +105
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