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5:05 p.m. EST, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Starting Pitchers: MIL (Wade Miley) @ LAD (Clayton Kershaw)
Odds: Milwaukee Brewers (+162), Los Angeles Dodgers (-182)
Madison Bumgarner could give up 23 earned runs without getting an out and still have a lower postseason ERA than Clayton Kershaw.— Scott Mizuno (@ScottMizuno) October 13, 2018
Clayton Kershaw holds a career 4.26 ERA in the playoffs, which is close to double his career regular-season ERA of 2.39.
Best Prop Bet: Milwaukee Brewers Win & Over 7.5 Game Run Total
Despite Kershaw's big name, he hasn't performed well historically in the postseason, or in this series. Kershaw was hit hard in Game 1 of this NLCS, giving up four runs in three innings pitched. After both teams' bats got put to sleep in Game 4, expect them to come alive against a fatigued bullpen on each side in Game 5. Kershaw could very well have another bad start, in what could be his last game at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers won't go down without a fight, though, especially at home. Expect them to contribute a few runs towards that 7.5-run total as well .
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