Los Angeles Dodgers Favorites to Win NL Wild Card Game

Tonight the Dodgers and Cardinals face off in a winner take all National League Wild Card game. The Dodgers are given a 67.7% chance of advancing to the divisional round. Kyle Newman breaks down the latest odds here.
Kyle Newman
Wed, October 6, 9:03 AM EDT

Los Angeles Dodgers Favorites to Win NL Wild Card Game

Would you bet against the reigning World Series Champions? Oddsmakers certainly wouldn’t. In fact, not only are the Dodgers the favorites to win the Wild Card game, they’re still the favorites to win the World Series.

The Dodgers are given -210 odds, or an implied 67.7% chance to win the NL Wild card game. Meanwhile, the red-hot Cardinals are given +190 odds, or an implied 34.5% chance to win the game. The Dodgers are one of the biggest Wild Card favorites in years.

That has to do with the fact that the Dodgers are the odds-on favorite to win the World Series. At +400, they’re given a 20% chance to repeat as champions. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are given +2500 odds, an implied 3.8% chance, the worst of any playoff team.

Oddsmakers see this game as a mismatch. It makes sense. After all, the Dodgers won the 2nd most games in MLB this year, and the Cardinals have the least wins of any playoff team this year. Yet, all it will take is one great game from Adam Wainwright to change everything completely.

CARDINALS V. DODGERS ODDS

Team Run Line Moneyline Total
St. Louis Cardinals +1.5 (-110) +190 Over 7.5 (-110)
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+100) -210 Under 7.5 (-104)

Dodgers vs. Cardinals Odds

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