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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves 10/16/2021 National League Division Series Game 1 Forecast
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves 10/16/2021 – The National League Champions Series is all set to get underway as the Atlanta Braves take on the Los Angeles Dodgers from Truist Park in Cumberland, Georgia. Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a big victory against the San Francisco Giants and are all set to take on the Braves in this game. The Dodgers vs Braves predictions are up and running as bettors continue to place their bets on their favorite teams. The Atlanta Braves took out the Brewers with ease in their last series after their impressive performance. Both teams will need to win four of their seven games to make it to the next round.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves 10/16/2021
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers took out the toughest opponent in the majors and they punched their ticket to the NLDS. The Dodgers won three of their five games against the Giants including their last 2-1 victory. The Dodgers are all set to turn in Max Scherzer as their starting pitcher in this game. The three-time Cy Young Award winner held a solid 15-4 regular-season record with an ERA of 2.46. Scherzer saved the Dodgers in their last game against the Giants and has given up just two runs in 12 plus innings.
Players to watch: Trea Turner 2B (GP 6, AB 26, R 1, H 5, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 1, TB 7, BB 0, SO 5, SB 0, AVG 0.192, OBP 0.192, SLG 0.269, OPS 0.462, WAR 0), Mookie Betts RF (GP 6, AB 24, R 2, H 11, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 4, TB 14, BB 1, SO 2, SB 2, AVG 0.458, OBP 0.462, SLG 0.583, OPS 1.045, WAR 0).
The Atlanta Braves dominated the Brewers in their last series to punch their ticket to the NLDS. The Braves had Freddie Freeman smash a solo home run that put them ahead with a 5-4 victory. The Atlanta Braves will turn in Max Fried to the mound as their starter in this game. The southpaw held a solid 14-7 record on the season with an ERA of 3.04. The 27-year-old pitcher struck out nine opponent hitters in a span of six innings that led the Braves to victory against Milwaukee. Atlanta will still need support from the plate to get past a powerful Dodgers batting unit.
Players to watch: Ozzie Albies 2B (GP 4, AB 17, R 1, H 4, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 1, TB 6, BB 0, SO 4, SB 0, AVG 0.235, OBP 0.235, SLG 0.353, OPS 0.588, WAR 0), Austin Riley 3B (GP 4, AB 15, R 3, H 5, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 1, TB 8, BB 1, SO 4, SB 0, AVG 0.333, OBP 0.375, SLG 0.533, OPS 0.908, WAR 0).
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’ last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Betting Picks
Los Angeles Dodgers defeated a team that held the best record in the majors. The Dodgers have a powerful starting pitcher on the mound and their strong offense will help them get past the Braves. The top MLB postseason bets favor the Dodgers to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Dodgers 5, Braves 3.