NLCS Game 1 Betting Preview
Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies
Thursday, 8:20 pm Eastern – FOX

SBG Global Opening Line: Phillies - 155 ,  Total  7.5 Flat

 

The National League Championship Series gets underway on Thursday as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Phillies will send their ace, Cole Hamels to the mound while the Dodgers will counter with Derek Lowe. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Dodgers at Home.

 

Lowe was excellent last week against the Cubs and has had a lot of success in big games as he won clinching games for the Red Sox in the ALCS and the World Series. He is 2-0 in his career at Citizens Bank Park with a 2.25 ERA in three career starts.  Overall, he is 4-1 with two saves and a 3.02 ERA in his career against the Phillies.

 

Hamels comes into Thursday’s start off a brilliant effort against Milwaukee in the Division Series.  He held the Brewers to just two hits and a walk while striking out nine in eight innings.

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Dodgers are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day. The Dodgers are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record. The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Dodgers are 22-8 in their last 30 overall. The Dodgers are 10-4 in their last 14 road games. The Dodgers are 0-7 in their last 7 vs. the National League East. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Lowe’s last 5 starts vs. the National League East. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Lowe’s last 5 road starts. The Dodgers are 5-2 in Lowe’s last 7 starts overall. The Dodgers are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Philadelphia.

 

The Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. the National League West. The Phillies are 7-1 in their last 8 games following an off day. The Phillies are 20-6 in their last 26 home games. The Phillies are 19-7 in their last 26 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Phillies are 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The

Phillies are 6-1 in Hamels' last 7 starts vs. The National League West. The Phillies are 5-2 in Hamels' last 7 home starts.

 

SBG Global Current Line: Phillies - 133 ,  Total  7.5 Flat

 

The Over is 5-1 in the Dodgers last 6 playoff road games. The Over is 8-2-3 in the Dodgers last 13 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 4-1 in Lowe’s last 5 road starts. The Over is 5-1 in Lowe’s last 6 starts vs. the Phillies.

 

The Under is 5-0 in the Phillies last 5 playoff games. The Under is 6-1 in the Phillies last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 4-1 in the Phillies last 5 vs. the National League West. The Over is 7-3 in the Phillies last 10 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-1-1 in Hamels' last 7 starts vs. the National League West. The Under is 4-1-1 in Hamels' last 6 starts overall. The Under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia between the two teams.

 

Pick: Dodgers 2 out of 5 units