Dodgers and Braves Heavy Chalk for NLDS

October 5th, 2020 MLB Baseball, Sportsbook

Since 1988 the Los Angeles Dodgers have not won the World Series. In recent years they have had strong teams that couldn’t finish. And teams that carried a hefty baseball betting price tag. San Diego is a rare playoff participant. However, the shortened season with an improved roster was enough. Atlanta is well known for their playoff failures. But their first-round win over the Reds may be the boost that they needed. Miami is the ultimate 2020 MLB playoff wild card. But they were good enough to beat the Cubs in the opening round.

2020 National League Division Series Playoffs Odds
TeamSpreadTotalML
Padres+175
Dodgers-223
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2020 National League Division Series Playoffs Odds
TeamSpreadTotalML
Marlins+275
Braves-358
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Schedule and TV Coverage

Best of five series takes place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas

GameDATE
Game 1Tuesday, October 6, TBD, FS1
Game 2Wednesday, October 7, TBD, FS1
Game 3Thursday, October 8, TBD, FS1
Game 4Friday, October 9, TBD, FS1*
Game 5Saturday, October 10, TBD, FS1*

*=if necessary

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins Schedule and TV Coverage:

Best of five series takes place at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

GameDATE
Game 1Tuesday, October 6, TBD, FS1
Game 2Wednesday, October 7, TBD, FS1
Game 3Thursday, October 8, TBD, FS1
Game 4Friday, October 9, TBD, FS1*
Game 5Saturday, October 10, TBD, FS1*

*=if necessary

2020 NLDS Betting Odds Analysis

Of course, the Dodgers are the most public team on the sportsbook board. Los Angeles is a very expensive loss for gamblers. But squares flock to them repeatedly. San Diego lacks the cache of Los Angeles. But was one of the most profitable teams on the board in 2020. Atlanta carries regular season respect. However, their playoff flops scare some gamblers. While Miami is intriguing but outgunned. Sharps may take a flier on the Marlins based purely on price.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Overview

Owing to a 43-17 record did the Dodgers flash a dominant pose. San Diego was a respectable 47-23. First for run production and earned run average bring LA to handle. AJ Pollock hit 16 home runs to power the Dodgers.

Consider the Padres ranked third for runs and seventh for ERA. San Diego boasted the fourth-highest home run total. A first-round playoff win over St. Louis adds to their credibility. Namely, Fernando Tatis Jr powered to 19 home runs. It was a breakout season for a team in the wilderness for over a decade.

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins Overview

Miami was just 31-29 this season. Compared to Atlanta’s 35-25 record. The Marlins have no real strength. By contrast, the Braves are one of baseball’s best lineups. Second-ranked or runs and home runs make Atlanta tough to beat. Marcell Ozuna powered to 19 home runs for the Braves. Ronald Acuna boasts a 1.896 OPS.

2020 NLDS SBG Free Picks

In this situation, we get two highly expensive favorites. Extending that is the fact that this entire baseball betting season is a wild card. Miami is outmatched but that hasn’t prevented the Braves from choking before. While San Diego is a quality club at a great price. Accordingly, the Dodgers postseason history isn’t great either.

2020 NLDS SBG Best Bets:  Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres

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