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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants NLDS Latest Odds

With the Dodgers defeating the Cardinals last night in walk-off fashion they will now take on the Giants in the NLDS. Kyle Newman is here with a breakdown of the latest odds for this series.
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants NLDS Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to defeat the San Francisco Giants in four games.

The Dodgers aren’t the biggest favorites of the Division Series round, but they are unique. They’re the only team without home-field advantage favored to win their series. They’re also the only series favored to go less than five games. 

Like the Lakers in the NBA, the Dodgers are the favorites to win the title despite being a heavy underdog. The Dodgers are given +390 odds to win it all, and the next closest team is the Houston Astros at +550. The next best NL team is their NLDS opponent, the San Francisco Giants, who are +750. 

Now the Dodgers are quite the heavy favorites by MLB playoff standards at -144 odds, or an implied 59% chance to win their series with the Giants. Only the Tampa Bay Rays have better odds of winning their series. Meanwhile, the Giants are given +122 odds, or an implied 45% chance to win the series. Only the Red Sox are given worse odds. 

Still, the most surprising thing is that oddsmakers only think the series lasts four games. The Dodgers are given +290 odds to win in four games. After that, the Dodgers and Giants are given equal +380 odds to win the series in five games. Then oddsmakers say the Giants in four and the Dodgers in three have the same +490 odds. Oddsmakers couldn’t be clearer. They don’t see any single scenario that favors the Giants. 

The Giants won a major league-best 107 games this year. They won their season series with the Dodgers. What more do they have to do to prove they should be taken seriously? The simple answer is they need to beat the Dodgers in the playoffs. 

There are many parallels between this series and the Lakers vs. Suns in the NBA this past year. The biggest is that just because one team has more established talent doesn’t necessarily make them better. We’ll see if the Giants can make the same statement that the Suns made earlier this year. 


ResultOddsImplied Chance
Dodgers in 4+29025.6%
Dodgers in 5+38020.8%
Giants in 5+38020.8%
Giants in 4+49016.9%
Dodgers in 3+49016.9%
Giants in 3+80011.1%

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