Dodgers Game Today: Dodgers vs Giants Lineup, Odds, Prediction, Pick, Pitcher, TV for NLDS Game 5
By Adam Weinrib
This is it. As ABBA once said, “The winner takes it all.”
And, as ABBA presumably also once said, “Giants suck. Go Dodgers.”
After battling back in Game 4 by bringing their big bats and forcing Gabe Kapler into 1,000 different less-than-ideal bullpen permutations, the Dodgers have been rewarded with a chance to advance to the NLCS at … the hostile road environment of Oracle Park in San Francisco. Great. Just great. Is what it is.
In order to move on, LA will have to beat a pitcher who completely stymied them in the series opener, but they’ll be bringing an almost-equally-unbeatable arm to the fray, too. Seriously. Neither Logan Webb nor Julio Urias ever loses.
Something’s got to give. We’re trying to figure out what.
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
The Dodgers and Giants play at 6:07 PST by the Bay Thursday night.
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
You can catch the game on TBS nationally, with national treasure Brian Anderson on the play-by-play.
Dodgers vs Giants Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, this game is literally as even as it gets. You simply cannot skew a game less than this. The Dodgers are -102 on the moneyline (bet $102 to win $100), while the Giants are slight favorites at -106 (bet $106 to win $100). Doesn’t get much more even than that in general, though. You could throw a penny sideways through that gap.
The spread is much more clear-cut; the Dodgers sit at +165 to win by two runs or more (bet $100 to win $165), and the Giants are -180 favorites to either win outright or lose by a single run. The over/under’s been set at 6.5, with the over checking in at -120 and the under at +105.
Dodgers Pitcher Today
It’s Julio Urias, who laid down the law in Game 2 at Oracle, going five innings with five whiffs and the victory. On the year, the 25-year-old finished a remarkable 20-3 with a 2.96 ERA. Wins aren’t everything, but a garish record like that still stands out. Safe to say Urias would’ve earned the 2010 Cy Young with those numbers.
Opposing him will be Logan Webb, the star of Game 1. We don’t want to talk about it.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
Gavin Lux in center!
Dodgers vs Giants Prediction Today
Oh, man, which direction should a prediction for all the marbles go? The Dodgers have alternated poor offensive performances where it looks like they miss Max Muncy more than words can say with dominant showings where they dictate the action and chase the starter early. Conventional wisdom would indicate that another offensive slowdown is coming … and with Webb’s frustrating, ground-ball-heavy efficiency on the opposing side, that seems like a safe bet. We’re picking a quick and close game, with the Dodgers’ championship experience winning out.
How’s this? 3-2 Dodgers in 10 innings. Get ready to sweat.
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