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2017 NLCS Game 5 – (3-1) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs (1-3)
Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw, LHP vs. Jose Quintana, LHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
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MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
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Only four teams are remaining in the hunt for the World Series.
In the National League Championship series it’s a rematch of last year’s NLDS. The Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play game five at Wrigley Field, and there is a chance this could be the last game of this series.
The Dodgers have been the better team in this series, but the Cubs held their own in game four and now at least have one more game on Thursday
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers were perfect heading into game four, but the offense struggled in the game, and it cost them having to play at least one more game, and them having to hold off their celebration for at least one more game.
Now the Dodgers need to be careful and they really need to clinch in this game. They can’t let the Cubs get any more confidence or they are going to start playing with fire.
The offense has been something that has been good all playoffs, but in game four they struggled. They need to start doing a better job of manufacturing runs and when runners are in scoring position, they need to get them across the plate.
They haven’t announced a starter yet for this game, but I think the Dodgers will lay all the pieces on the table in this one.
They will run all their best pitchers through, because they really don’t want this series to go back to Los Angeles for game six.
**At presstime the Dodgers named Clayton Kershaw the game 5 starter.** (Five innings were all the Dodgers needed from Kershaw in Game 1)
On the other side of this match up is the Chicago Cubs who are clinging onto life but they can’t make any more mistakes the rest of this series.
In game four of this series they got a good start from Jake Arrieta, and the offense did just enough to hold on to win the game.
The one thing that still didn’t look good in game four was the offense. They were able to get some runs across, but they have the offense to be putting up six or seven runs a night.
They haven’t announced a starter for this game, but the Cubs need to do whatever they can to get this win in game five.
The starter is going to have a short leash and I would expect almost everyone to be available in this game.
**At presstime the Cubs named Jose Quintana the game 5 starter.** (2x No decisions in both playoff starts)
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-2-1 in LAD last 8 overall.
- Under is 5-2-1 in LAD last 8 on grass.
- LAD are 74-33 in their last 107 overall.
- CHC are 6-2 in their last 8 Wed. games.
- CHC are 19-7 in their last 26 home games.
- CHC are 17-7 in their last 24 games on grass.
- Under is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings in Chicago.
- Under is 21-6-1 in the last 28 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Dodgers really don’t want to go back to LA for game six and I think there will be a sense of urgency.
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The Dodgers bats will get going early and that will lead to the victory.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Dodgers 5 – Cubs 2
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