NLDS Game 5: Mets vs Dodgers for the Last Ticket to the NL Championship SeriesPublished October 15, 2015 by Sol FH
The Dodgers host the New York Mets in the grand finale of their best-of-five-series tonight at 1:00 GMT.
What a wild week of Baseball it has been so far, and with only one divisional series game remaining, tonight we will find out which team will face the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series.
The American League Championship is set, as the Blue Jays, led by a three-run home run by Bautista propelled them to a 6-3 win over the Rangers. On the other side, the Kansas City Royals smashed the Houston Astros 7-2, leaving no team left in Texas in the offseason. A day earlier, the Chicago Cubs shocked the world as they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 and await the winner of tonight's game.
The Dodgers have had an excellent season and would love to cap things off with a win tonight. Los Angeles will be putting MLB ERA leader, Zack Greinke on the mound, while the Mets are rolling with Jacob deGrom. The Mets' star pitcher tied a franchise strike out record in Game 1 of this best-of-five series with 13, and would like a similar performance tonight, but he knows just how important the game really is, "I think going into tomorrow," he said Wednesday regarding Game 5, "it's probably the biggest game I've ever pitched."
The Mets had a chance to close the series out in Game 4, but couldn't close at home falling 3-1. New York has never been in a Game 5 Divisional Series situation before in the history of their club, and it hasn't been since 1981, when the Dodgers won the final game at home.
Game 5 Betting Odds
According to famed UK sportsbook bet365, the Dodgers have a good lead in the odds at 1.66, while the Mets trail at 2.30. Not the biggest margin for profit but lucky enough for punters, there is an additional 87 individual betting markets to choose from to maximize profits. Bet365 is also offering live in play bets throughout the game, as well as Live Streaming for the game for a truly interactive gambling experience.