On Thursday, the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers begin their best-of-five National League Divisional Series. The Dodgers, by virtue of having the best record in the NL, are the top seed and will possess home-field advantage through at least the NL bracket.
The Nationals, meanwhile, are fresh off an improbable victory in the Wild Card Game over the Milwaukee Brewers that necessitated a three-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning spurred by a Juan Soto single and Trent Grisham error.
On paper, this has the potential to be the best divisional series of the postseason. Each team has three high-end starters to trot out there, and the Dodgers and Nationals finished first and second in the NL in run differential during the regular season.
How to watch
Date: Thursday, Oct. 3 | Time: 8:37 p.m. ET
Location: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA)
TV: TBS | Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: LAD: -167 | WAS: +130 | O/U: 7.5