Los Angeles Dodgers (109-58) vs. San Francisco Giants (109-57)
October 14, 2021 9:07 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Giants -103 / Los Angeles Dodgers -105; Over/Under: 7.5
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants meet in game five of the NLDS in MLB action from Oracle Park on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to take the next step in defending their world series title after forcing game five with a 7-2 win over the Giants from Tuesday. Mookie Betts led the charge with three RBIs including a two-run home run while Will Smith had a two-run home run as well as a double. Trea Turner had a double with an RBI and Chris Taylor added an RBI as well to finish off the scoring for the Dodgers in the win. Gavin Lux, Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger all had a pair of hits as well to finish off the Dodger offense as a team in the win. Walker Buehler allowed one run on three hits with four K’s in 4.1 innings in the start, but it was Joe Kelly that picked up the win in relief. Julio Urias will start here and is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 5 strikeouts this postseason.
The San Francisco Giants will look to defy the odds one more time and vanquish their rival to make it to the NLCS after dropping game four last time out. Kris Bryant had a pair of hits with an RBI and Darin Ruf added an RBI as well to finish off the scoring for the Giants in defeat. Brandon Crawford had a double while Tommy La Stella, Austin Slater, Lamonte Wade Jr. and Evan Longoria all had base hits to finish off San Francisco’s offense as a team in the loss. Anthony DeSclafani took the loss after allowing two runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts over just 1.2 innings of work. Logan Webb will start here and is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts this postseason.
Los Angeles is 44-13 in their last 57 games overall and 15-6 in their last 21 NLDS games while the under is 15-1 in their last 16 games following an off day. San Francisco is 22-5 in their last 27 games following an off day and 13-4 in their last 17 playoff home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a left-handed starter.
I get the case that could be made both ways, as the Dodgers have been there before and the Giants keep defying the odds. With that said, I think this game is shaping up to be a full-fledged pitcher’s duel. It’s all hands on deck here and expect neither side to hold anything back. Buckle up and settle in for one hell of a game. Give me the under here.