MLB Playoffs: Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

It’s difficult to win 5 consecutive baseball games. It’s more remarkable to win 5 consecutive playoff games by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers (95-67) and Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56)If the Atlanta Braves are going to win six consecutive postseason games, they’ll have to defeat the Dodgers for a third time in three days at Dodger Stadium.

 MLB Playoffs: Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds & Line Movement

The Atlanta Braves have a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, but you would never know by looking at the betting odds for this game. L.A. was -200 serious home favorites for Game 3 and, while the odds have dropped somewhat, you’d be risking -180 or more if you like the Dodgers if you wagered

The overall for this game began at 7.5 and has not moved since. Some bookmakers have a little juice on the UNDER, which might result in the closing line being set at 7 at some locations.

Notes On The Atlanta Braves

In two postseason starts, Charlie Morton is 0-1. In his first start, Morton threw a quality start and only gave up two runs. But in his second start, he only lasted 3.1 innings and gave up four hits and two runs before the Braves came back to win the game.

When you face two teams that are as good as the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers, it might be hard to have a lot of stats. The Braves team is hitting just .237 in the playoffs and has an OBP of .299.

Joc Pederson was a good player on the Dodgers. He had three home runs and seven RBI in just 14 at-bats with Atlanta. He is also playing well in the playoffs, so he might be considered for MVP of the Braves.

Freddie Freeman hit a home run against the Brewers which helped the Braves beat them. But he has a bad record against the Dodgers. He has been 0-8 with seven strikeouts in two games against them.

Notes On The Los Angeles Dodgers

Walker Buehler was very good this season. He had a 16-4 record, 2.47 ERA, and over 200 strikeouts. In the regular season, he is 0-1 in his two postseason starts with a 3.38 ERA.Morton threw a good game. He threw for 4 innings, but was not able to complete 5 innings. Buehler also did well in his first playoff game, but failed to get out of the 5th inning in his second day even though he only gave up one run.

The Dodgers have not been doing very well in this postseason. They are only hitting .233 and they have only hit seven home runs in 266 at-bats. However, the Dodgers are better than other teams when it comes to stealing bases. The Dodgers have 11 stolen bases so far while the next closest team has six.

The rest of the series will be very interesting. Dave Roberts has been using a lot of pitchers to play. In two games against the Braves, he used 11 different pitchers. The three that have been in both games are Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly and Blake Treinen.

How Can The Atlanta Braves Win?

Charlie Morton is expected to put his team in a position to win once again. Morton has not merely been excellent throughout the playoffs, but he has also thrived during the postseason over his entire career. Freddie Freeman could get a big hit this series if Joc Pederson keeps up his hot-streak at the plate, and the Braves may be in command of a 3-0 lead after today’s game.

Will The Los Angeles Dodgers Win?

Today, Walker Buehler is pitching. He has a 2.50 ERA in 13 career playoff starts. The Dodgers expect him to eat some innings and help the team win in the end. Mookie Betts has hit .387 this postseason.If Trea Turner (.200 BA) and Justin Turner (.107 BA) can get their batting average up, L.A. can win the game.

Pick & Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers Moneyline -175

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