MLB personalities share NLDS predictions

MLB personalities share NLDS predictions

The Wild Card round is in the books, and it's time to turn our attention to the Division Series. But who will win? MLB.com staff members -- including studio analysts, columnists and editors -- shared their predictions for the results of both National League matchups, which begin today with the Nationals hosting the Giants at 3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, followed by Cardinals vs. the Giants (aka Adam Wainwright against Clayton Kershaw) at 6 p.m., also on FS1.

Marlon Anderson
MLB.com studio analyst

WAS over SF
Pitching and timely hitting will get them through, but not without a battle from a resilient Giants team.

LAD over STL
Kershaw is ready for a huge postseason run, and with a healthy Matt Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez, they'll get it done.

Mike Bauman
MLB.com columnist

WAS over SF
The deepest pitching staff in baseball makes the Nats a logical October favorite.

LAD over STL
It's almost too close to call, but the Dodgers win if their top two starters come through, which they should.

Lindsay Berra
MLB.com reporter

SF over WAS
The Giants may be the underdogs in this series, but they have shown time and again they can come through in October.

LAD over STL
The Dodgers have something to prove after losing to the Cards in last year's NL Championship Series, and this time around, they're deeper all over the field than St. Louis.

Hal Bodley
MLB.com columnist

WAS over SF
Stephen Strasburg and the best rotation in the NL, not to mention a deep and powerful batting order, will silence the Giants.

LAD over STL
The Dodgers have Kershaw, the best pitcher in baseball, and the potent bats of Yasiel Puig, Kemp, Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez. They will overcome the stubborn Cardinals.

Anthony Castrovince
MLB.com columnist

WAS over SF
Just too much depth and too many offensive weapons on that Nats team. This is their year to reach the Fall Classic.

LAD over STL
Kershaw twice in a best-of-five series. I know Wainwright has the ability to neutralize him, but I think the Dodgers get past the Cards this time around.

Jim Duquette
MLB.com studio analyst

WAS over SF
The best team in the NL will advance because of the deepest offense and pitching in baseball.

LAD over STL
The Dodgers' top two starters will handle the Cardinals' inconsistent lineup this time around.

Alyson Footer
MLB.com reporter

WAS over SF
It's simple: the Nationals are stupidly awesome. No holes.

LAD over STL
Kershaw missed April and is therefore less tired. That will be the difference over last year.

Jonathan Mayo
MLBPipeline.com columnist

WAS over SF
The Nats' pitching is just too much for the Giants to overcome.

LAD over STL
St. Louis has been here before, but Kershaw-led Los Angeles simply has too many weapons.

Terence Moore
MLB.com columnist

SF over WAS
Here's why the Nats won't win: Since 2010, the Giants have become Jason from "Friday the 13th" during every even-numbered year in the playoffs. They seemingly can't be eliminated.

LAD over STL
It's hard to pick against a team with Kershaw, and that's really the bottom line.

Jeff Nelson
MLB.com studio analyst

WAS over SF
The Nationals' bullpen will shut down the Giants.

LAD over STL
The Dodgers will exact revenge for last year's NLDS thanks to their deep lineup.

Tracy Ringolsby
MLB.com columnist

WAS over SF
The Nationals have the pitching depth teams dream of in October.

STL over LAD
The Cardinals have that special October touch.

Carlton Thompson
MLB.com VP, executive editor

SF over WAS
I won't count out the Giants in any postseason series.

STL over LAD
See above. Same goes for the Cardinals.