- The SD Padres are coming off a Wild Card win against the Mets and are +170 underdogs for the first game of the NLDS against the LA Dodgers.
- The Dodgers are the favorite to advance to the NLCS and have the shortest odds at +275 to win the 2022 World Series.
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers are facing the San Diego Padres for the first game of the NLDS and the LA is the heavy favorites at home for game one with -210 odds and 1.5-point favorites. The Dodgers are also the current favorite to win the series, the NL, and the World Series.
Dodgers Future Odds
- National League +130
- World Series +275
- NLDS -286
The Dodgers have been resting since October fifth, while the Padres played three games against the New York Mets who were favored to win the series. Even though the Padres took game one of the Wild Card series, the Mets were also favored at Bovada for every single individual game, and San Diego has +1000 World Series odds heading into the NLDS.
Dodgers Dominant Over Padres in 2022
The Padres are once again taking on the underdog role for legal MLB betting against the Dodgers during the playoffs,but have struggled against the Dodgers in the regular season.
Over the two teams’ last 30 regular season games, the Dodgers have gone 23-7 and won four of their last five. These teams have played 12 games since Juan Soto joined the Padres and the Dodgers have won nine of those games.
During the 2020 postseason, the Padres won the Wild Card round 2-1 and then traveled to LA to face the Dodgers in the NLDS as underdogs for the series. The Dodgers swept the Padres during this series and outscored San Diego 23-9.
The Dodgers were favored for all three of their 2020 NLDS games and legal betting sites have the Padres facing a similar fate in 2022. During their 2022 NLDS matchup, the Dodgers had very similar World Series odds at +250 and ended up winning the World Series.
Betting on the Dodgers in the NLCS
If the Dodgers do move on past the Padres, they will face either the Phillies or the Braves for the NLCS title. Online sportsbooks have exact odds for these matchups, that have favorable odds before the NLDS series kicks off.
Exact NLCS Outcome Odds
- Dodgers Beat Braves +265
- Dodgers Beat Phillies +425
- Braves Beat Dodgers +350
- Phillies Beat Dodgers +750
Even though the Braves knocked out the Dodgers as the underdog in the 2021 NLCS, the Dodgers have won four of the six games the two teams have played in 2022. The Dodgers have not played the Phillies in the postseason since the 2009 season but have gone 3-4 against them during the 2022 regular season.
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