October 15, 2008

Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS Game 5

NLCS Game 5 Betting Preview
Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers (Phillies lead 3-1)
Wednesday, 8:05 pm Eastern – FOX

SBG Global Opening Line: Phillies – 120 ,  Total  7.5 Under -120

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are suddenly facing elimination after blowing a lead in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series and now must win on Wednesday night to force the series back to Philadelphia.  It will not be easy for the Dodgers as they face Phillies ace, Cole Hamels.  Los Angeles will send Chad Billingsley to the mound. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Phillies on the Road.

 

Hamels was the Game 1 winner for the Phillies while Billingsley was the Game 2 loser for the Dodgers.  It was a disappointing outing for Billingsley who was great down the stretch for the Dodgers. “The last time out he may have tried to over-prepare,” Dodgers manager Joe Torre said, “That’s just my opinion. I didn’t think he changed speeds enough. He did early on in the game, and then all of a sudden it became hard, hard, hard — and he paid the price for it.” Now Billingsley must bounce back with a big game on Wednesday night or the Dodgers season is likely to be over. “He’s tough,” said Dodgers catcher Russell Martin. “He’s good in pressure situations, so I’m sure he wants another shot at it. I’m looking forward to it.”

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s game.  The Phillies are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. the National League West. The Phillies are 12-3 in their last 15 games following an off day. The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 playoff games. The Phillies are 20-7 in their last 27 overall. The Phillies are 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Phillies are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.

 

SBG Global Current Line: Phillies – 120 ,  Total  7.5 Under -120

 

The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 games following an off day. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Dodgers are 20-7 in their last 27 home games. The Dodgers are 23-11 in their last 34 overall. The Dodgers are 1-10 in their last 11 vs. the National League East.

 

The Under is 9-4 in the Phillies last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning record. The Over is 5-1 in the Dodgers last 6 vs. the National League East. The Over is 5-1 in the Dodgers last 6 home games. The Over is 6-2 in the Dodgers last 8 playoff games. The Over is 5-2 in the Dodgers last 7 overall.

The Over is 19-7-2 in the last 28 meetings in Los Angeles between the two teams.

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