It will be the Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Atlanta Braves in the 2020 National League Championship Series. The Dodgers entered the playoffs as the number one seed in the National League, and the Atlanta Braves were the number two seed.
FanDuel Sportsbook has the Atlanta Dodgers as huge favorites to win the NLCS and represent the National League in the World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers are -225 to defeat the Braves, while Atlanta is currently listed at +182.
FanDuel is also offering NLCS correct score bets, and the sportsbook believes that this series will end in either five or six games. The Dodgers to win the series 4-2 is listed at +350, while the Dodgers to win by a count of 4-1 is listed at +360.
The most surprising outcome in this series, according to FanDuel, would be the Braves completing a four-game sweep. Those odds are listed at +2400.
Pitching a Key in this Series
The Dodgers and Braves were the two best offenses in baseball this season, and these lineups are both filled with stars. Each team can score a ton of runs, but pitching will play a huge role in this series.
Los Angeles has a huge advantage in starting pitching, while the Atlanta Braves have the best bullpen in this matchup. The Dodgers will be looking for deep outings from their starting rotation, and the Braves are hoping to get a lead entering the 6th inning.
It will be Walker Buehler for the Dodgers in Game 1, and the Braves will likely turn to Max Fried.
Dodgers Remain World Series Favorites
The Los Angeles Dodgers were the favorites to win the World Series before the 2020 season began, and nothing changed throughout the regular season. Now that there are just four teams left, the Dodgers are still the betting favorites.
FanDuel has the Los Angeles Dodgers at +160 to win the title this season, and their opponent in the NLCS is last on the list at +450. The two teams in the American League are sandwiched between the Dodgers and Braves.
The Tampa Bay Rays are now listed at +240 to win the World Series and the Houston Astros check-in at +330. The title odds for each team have never been as great as they currently are entering the ALCS.
Rays the Favorite in the American League
The Tampa Bay Rays entered the 2020 postseason as the top overall seed in the American League, and they have been able to advance to the ALCS. Tampa Bay survived a five-game series against the New York Yankees in the ALDS, winning in thrilling fashion in Game 5.
Tampa Bay will face the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series, and the Rays enter this series as the favorites. FanDuel has the Rays at -178 to win the ALCS, while the Astros enter the series at +140.
The Rays finishing the series in six games has the best odds at +200, and a seven-game series checks in at +210.