No word yet on when the Dodgers and Giants will play in the NLCS
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants are set to square off on Sunday for the first time since Game 1 of the World Series.
Here are a few things to know about the series: What will the teams do on Sunday?
The Dodgers and San Francisco will take on the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park in San Francisco, which is the home of the San Diego Padres.
The Giants will head to the Bay Area for a series against the Los Angeles Angels.
Who will win the NL West?
The San Francisco Dodgers will attempt to make history by winning the first wild-card spot in the National League, as well as a second wild-Card spot, in the same season.
They’ll also try to become the first team to win three straight NL pennants.
If they manage to pull off all three, they’ll be tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for the most wild-cards in the league.
The Los Angels will attempt their second consecutive NL pennant, and the Cubs will attempt a third straight NL Central title.
Will there be a rematch in the NLDS?
The teams haven’t played since Game 6 of the 2013 World Series, which resulted in the Giants losing in six games.
In the postseason, the teams will meet for the second time, and that matchup is expected to be a one-sided affair.
Who’s the better team?
There are a number of factors that go into this question, including the depth of the teams rosters and the fact that this is the first postseason game in which the Dodgers will be without ace Clayton Kershaw.
Kershaw was out with a shoulder injury, and he missed the first two games of the series because of that.
There are also questions surrounding the health of the Dodgers’ starting pitchers, including left-hander Corey Seager and right-hander Zack Greinke.
Can Kershaw and Greinkes keep it together?
The odds are that Kershaw, who is entering the final year of his contract, will be back in action for the Dodgers, as he has been the team’s ace throughout the playoffs.
That said, he is also owed $120 million over the next two seasons, and it’s unclear whether he will be able to match that money.
Is this the first playoff series in which both teams have a history of success?
Yes, this is an historic first-ever playoff series.
Since the beginning of the 2020 postseason, both the Los Angels and the Los Dodgers have reached the postseason.
The last time they did so was in 2013, when the San Jose Sharks swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the AL West title.
The Dodgers went on to win the division and the NL pennenders in 2016, and they won the World Championship in 2017.
However, the Dodgers have never made the postseason before.
How can the Giants and Dodgers be tied for the NL East title?
The Giants have the best record in the division, while the Dodgers are tied for third.
Both teams are set at 2-0 in the standings heading into Sunday’s game.
Is there a way for both teams to win?
There is one way in which it could happen: The Giants and Cubs could tie for the eighth spot in their respective divisions, which would allow the Dodgers to finish atop the division.
That would give them a 1.5 game lead over the Dodgers.
If the Giants won their first two NLDS games, they’d have a chance to win a wild-ticket tiebreaker over the NL Central, which has three teams tied at 2.5 games apiece.
The Cubs would also have a shot to win their division, but the odds are stacked against them.
What are the playoff odds for Sunday’s games?
The game is expected for 7:05 p.m.
ET on Sunday, May 13.
The odds of each team winning the NL Championship Series are 1 in 16.1 million.
The total amount of games in the playoffs is 1,058.
The World Series will be broadcast live on ESPN.