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Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves Picks & Betting Tips – Braves To Go Up 1-0

  • Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves tips for Saturday, October 16
  • First pitch for NLCS Game 1 is slated for 20:07 ET at Truist Park
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Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves Picks & Betting Tips


Atlanta can win Game 1 of the NLDS.

  • Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 home games
  • Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game
  • Braves are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. National League West
  • Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the Braves and Dodgers

Head to Head 


  • Los Angeles has won three-straight meetings over Atlanta and leads the season-series 5-2
  • The Braves have won two of three at Truist Park
  • The Dodgers have outscored the Braves 27-23

Los Angeles Dodgers Form


Los Angeles advanced to the NLCS for the straight year after defeating the San Francisco in five games

Los Angeles is 4-2 in the postseason. The Dodgers defeated St. Louis 3-1 at home in the Wild Card game 

The Dodgers then split the first four games with the Giants in the NLDS, losing Game 1 (4-0) at San Francisco before bouncing back for a 9-2 victory over the Giants.  They then suffered a (1-0) Game 3 defeat in LA before taking Game 4 (7-2). LA took Game 5 (2-1) in San Francisco. 

Los Angeles has won two straight and are 19-5 in its last 24 games.

The Dodgers, who are on a three-game road winning streak, are 50-34 in away games.

Los Angeles’ offense has produced 3.3 runs with a slash line of .239/.295/.358 this postseason.

The Dodgers’ pitching staff has compiled 1.87 ERA along with a   0.83 WHIP and .178 BAA this postseason

RF Mookie Betts is 11-for-24 with 1 home run and 4 RBI this postseason.

CF Cody Bellinger is 5-for-17 with 3 runs and 3 RBI this postseason.

C Will Smith is 6-for-21with 2 homers and 3 RBI. 

Atlanta Braves Form


Atlanta defeated Milwaukee 3-1 to advance to the NLDS for the first time since

Atlanta is 3-1 this postseason. After the Braves fell to the Brewers 2-1 in Milwaukee ( Game 1), they took the final three games winning Game 2 and Game by identical 3-0 scores. Atlanta won Game 4 at Truist Field 5-4.

Left-hander Max Fried, who is 1-1 with a 3.25 ERA in 13 career postseason games, is coming off a sterling 3-hit, 9 strikeout performance in 6 innings against Milwaukee on Oct. 9.The 27-year-old has given up a total of two runs and 13 hits over his last 29 innings.

Fried went 8-2 with a 1.74 ERA and 0.84 WHIP with two complete game shutouts in 93 post-all-star innings.  

The Braves have won three straight and 5 of 7 and are 15-3 in their last 18.

Atlanta, which has won three straight at home and 7 of 8 at Truist Field, is 44-38 at home this year.

Atlanta’s offense averages 3.0 runs with a slash line of .234/.295/.383 this postseason.

The Braves’ pitching staff has compiled a 1.54 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP and .192 BAA in playoffs.

Joc Pederson is 3-for-7 with two runs along with 2 HRs and 5 RBI this postseason, mainly as  a pinch hitter.

1B Freddie Freeman is 4-for-13 with 1 home run and 2 RBI this postseason

LF Eddie Rosario is 4-for-13 with 2 RBI this postseason.

Verdict

Atlanta is well rested, having not played since Oct. 12, while Los Angeles is coming off an emotional series against their arch-rivals. The Braves is sending Max Fried, who is in great form and has been outstanding at home this year, to the mound. Meanwhile, the Dodgers have yet to name a starter.

Best Bet: Atlanta Braves Moneyline @109.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
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