The Dodgers have been installed as substantial favorites over the Cubs in the NLCS by Las Vegas bookmakers, priced at -200 odds at the Westgate SuperBook to advance to the World Series.
That price means a $200 wager is required to make a $100 to profit on a winning bet.
The Cubs are offered at +170 odds to win the NLCS, meaning a winning bet of $100 would result in a $170 profit.
Oddsmakers hung such a steep price on the Dodgers largely because their pitching rotation is set up perfectly, while the Cubs’ rotation is far from ideally positioned ahead of the series. LA swept the Diamondbacks in three games in their NLDS, while Cubs-Nationals went the five-game distance.
Plus, the Cubs used seven pitchers in their 9-8 win over Washington in Game 5, including closer Wade Davis for 2 1/3 innings.
“Cubs sold out last night to win,” Westgate manager Ed Salmons said Friday in a text message to Omnisport. “(Davis) won’t have much left.”
Las Vegas oddsmakers install Dodgers as heavy favorites over Cubs in NLCS
Sporting News | Oct 13