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NLCS Game 6 Betting Preview

Two weeks ago, the biggest World Series matchup on the baseball odds board was the Giants vs Rangers.

Tonight, San Francisco can make it happen and reward league championship futures bettors who got that matchups at 50/1 odds. Texas beat the Yankees, now the Giants try to upset the Phillies.
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Jonathan Sanchez goes for the Giants and he has dominated Philly in his career. However, one sloppy inning cost him in Game 2 and the Phillies won behind a Roy Oswalt gem. This is the sixth time Sanchez has faced Philly in 2010, winning the first three and losing the last two – maybe the Philly bats are catching onto the lefty.

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Oswalt, fresh off a failed bullpen outing in Game 4, will go for the favored Phillies who are significant -160 moneyline favorites. That means a $160 wager pays off a $100 profit at shops such as Bovada.

It also means a profitable play if the underdog Giants can win as a +145 line (and possibly higher at online sportsbooks who favor baseball underdogs such as Bovada).

The Giants have won just 6 of 21 games in Philly and Philly bettors remain confident their team can win the NLCS and move on to win the World Series. However, they boast the NL’s best road team ERA.

Sanchez is 13-10 this season with a 3.01 ERA.Meanwhile, Oswalt is 14-13 with a 2.74 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers at Bovada opened the Phillies as -155 moneyline favorites versus the Giants, while the game's total is sitting at 7. The early NLCS Game 6 moneyline betting was split pretty evenly over at Sportsbook.ag Saturday.

The Phillies beat the Giants 4-2 in Game 5 of the series as a -118 favorite on the road. That game's six runs made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Roy Halladay scattered six hits and two earned runs over six innings for the victory. Brad Lidge tossed a scoreless ninth for his first save.

Tim Lincecum suffered the loss, giving up four hits and three runs over seven innings for the Giants.