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Dodgers vs. Giants odds, lines: Los Angeles expert reveals MLB picks for NLDS Game 5 matchup

SportsLine expert Larry Hartstein has picks for Thursday's NLDS Game 5 matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants
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The Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Francisco Giants in a pivotal NLDS Game 5 matchup on Thursday evening. First pitch from San Francisco is at 9:07 p.m. ET. The Giants are listed as slight -111 (risk $111 to win $100) favorites in the latest Giants vs. Dodgers odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is seven (see the latest lines for every game on our MLB odds page).

Before making any Dodgers vs. Giants picks, you NEED to see what SportsLine expert Larry Hartstein has to say.

Hartstein, SportsLine's senior analyst and an Early Edge podcast regular, is a blistering 88-59 this season, returning more than $1,500. In addition, Hartstein has an amazing 36-18 record on his last 54 picks involving Los Angeles, returning more than $1,800. Anyone who has followed him is WAY up.

Los Angeles is loaded with talent offensively, posting the NL's top mark in runs scored (830) in 2021. The Dodgers also have an on-paper advantage with starting pitching in Game 5. Julio Urias was No. 7 in the NL in ERA (2.96) this season, and he struck out 195 batters in 185.2 innings of work. He has quality command, issuing fewer than two walks per nine innings, and Urias threw five innings of one-run ball earlier in the series against San Francisco.

San Francisco has home-field advantage and that is significant in a must-win spot. The Giants are 55-28 at Oracle Park this season, and the team's 107-win baseline speaks for itself. The Giants led the NL in myriad offensive categories, including home runs (241) and OPS (.769), and San Francisco has a deep bullpen if things get weird in Game 5. The Giants led the NL in bullpen ERA (2.99) and they are equipped for this moment.

Now, Hartstein has set his sights on Dodgers vs. Giants. We can tell you he is leaning under the total, and he's also locked in on a critical X-factor that makes one side of the money line hit hard! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any MLB picks of your own.

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