The MLB is upon us! We are finally getting to see the new playoff format for this unique Covid-19 season. Now, as a fan of baseball and sports betting let’s hope this format is adopted by MLB on a permanent bases for the playoffs moving forward. An exciting part about the playoffs is that you can bet on who is going to win the series. This is another layer of prediction and one that you often times can find some good value on a team to win the series.

Here are our predictions for who will win each of the best-of-3 series in the National League. Yesterday we previewed the American League. And remember, head over to @betsmartpodcast on Twitter for more MLB betting picks. Also, if you like the work we do, please email betsmartpodcast@gmail.com to inquire about our VIP plans.

#1 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. #8 Milwaukee Brewers

The Dodgers enter this postseason as the odds on favorite to win the World Series. They enter the playoffs as the 2nd best hitting team led by two former MVPs, Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger. They also enter the playoffs as the best pitching team in the league led by Multi-Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw and future Ace, Walker Buelher. Bottom line, this team has NO holes and unless they choke they have a great shot of winning the title.

The Brew Crew entered the playoffs as the 24th best hitting team in baseball led by former MVP Christian Yelich. The Brewers arms are 11th best in MLB, but enter these playoffs without their top pitcher Corbin Burnes who is out with injury. This was a nice story for Milwaukee to fight to the end and get into the playoffs. I’ll leave it at that.

Series Winner: Los Angeles Dodgers Sweep 2-0 (+110)