Dodgers vs Phillies NLCS Game 5 Prediction and Line

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to take game 5 of the National League Championship Series to keep their World Series hopes alive tonight.  The Philadelphia Phillies lead the series 3-1 and look to win the NL pennant for the second year in a row at home in tonight’s October 21st game in Philly.  The Phillies won game game 4 in the bottom of the ninth when a two run double with two out off of Dodgers closer Broxton game them the victory.  The Dodgers were leading 4-3 going into the ninth looking to even the NLCS series at twos before Broxton blew the lead and the game.  Game 5 looks to be a good one, with two great starting pitchers set to start for each team.  The Dodgers are sending Vicente Padilla tot he mound, who has been lights out so far this 2009 MLB postseason.  Padilla has started two games with a 1-0 record and 0.63 ERA.  Starting for the Phillies is Cole Hamels who looks to get back to his 2008 postseason form.  Hamels is 1-1 in his two starts this postseason with a 6.97 ERA.  Betting lines and our prediction for this Dodgers vs Phillies NLCS game 5 can be found below. <- The best online MLB betting site.  Bodog is America’s favorite online sports betting site, check it out and receive up to $100 free when you sign up.

Dodgers vs Phillies NLCS Game 5 Betting Lines:

Money Line

Los Angeles Dodgers (+130)
vs Philadelphia Phillies (-140)

Run Line

Los Angeles Dodgers +1.5 (-170)
vs Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+150)

Over Under

Over 8.5 (-110)
Under 8.5 (-110)

Betting lines taken from

Dodgers vs Phillies Betting Trends:

Dodgers are 5-2 in their last 7 games as underdog
Dodgers are 4-0 in Padillas last four starts
Phillies are 1-4 in Hamels last five starts

Dodgers vs Phillies Predictions:

Final Score Prediction – LA Dodgers 4  Phillies 3

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Money Line Prediction – Bet the LA DODGERS TO WIN on the money line at +130 odds.  These +130 odds are great value for this pitchers match up.  Padilla has been lights out these playoffs and is the Dodgers best pitcher.  Hamels isn’t himself lately giving up four runs in game 1 in only 5 innings of work.  Looking for a close game, with the Dodgers coming out on top.  Lay it down on the Dodgers on the money line at

Over Under Prediction – Bet the UNDER 8.5 total runs in this Dodgers vs Phillies NLCS Game 5.  Dodgers starter Padilla has a 0.63 ERA in his two starts this post season – almost untouchable.  Hamels is a solid pitcher that pitches well at home.  Although Hamels struggled in game 1 on the road, look for him to pitch a better game in game 5 at home.  Two excellent pitchers on the mound, throw down on the UNDER 8.5 in tonight’s game (-110) at

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