Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after scoring against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning in Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

After taking two out of three games from the Milwaukee Brewers at home, the Los Angeles Dodgers are one victory away from reaching the 2018 World Series. With a 3-2 series lead in the NLCS, L.A. is favored to win on the road and get back to the Fall Classic for a second straight year.

Los Angeles is favored over Milwaukee in Friday night’s Game 6 with -125 betting odds, per OddsShark. The Brewers are +105 underdogs. If the Dodgers can’t get the job done, it’ll be all hands on deck for Game 7 Saturday.

That would likely mean having Clayton Kershaw available in the series’ deciding game. The three-time NL Cy Young award winner looked like his usual dominant self in Game 5, allowing five baserunners and one run in seven innings. After Kershaw started Game 5 of last year’s World Series, the left-hander pitched four scoreless innings in Los Angeles’ Game 7 loss.

The Dodgers have won two straight games in the series, needing 13 innings to get a 2-1 Game 4 victory. They’ve held Milwaukee to just four total runs over the last 24 innings.

Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers in Game 6. He gave up two runs in 4.1 innings in the team’s Game 2 win. The left-hander threw seven shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves in his other playoff start this postseason.

Wade Miley will technically be Milwaukee’s starter for a second straight game. He faced just one batter in Game 5, issuing a walk before being taking out of the contest. Miley has thrown 10.1 scoreless innings this postseason, and he even went 2-2 at the plate in Game 2.

The Dodgers have been the National League favorites for most of the year. They won the NL West for a sixth straight season, though they needed 163 games to do so. Los Angeles hasn’t made consecutive World Series appearances since they were beaten by the New York Yankees in both 1977 and 1978.

A rematch between the Dodgers and Astros seems unlikely since the Boston Red Sox have a 3-1 lead over Houston in the ALCS. The Dodgers and Red Sox faced off in the World Series 102 years ago.