Game: MLB: Atlanta Braves (M. Foltynewicz -R) v Los Angeles Dodgers (H. Ryu -L) Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Braves vs Dodgers Picks and Braves vs Dodgers Predictions
Date: Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
Start time: 8:30 PM EST, Dodger Stadium
TV Channel: MLBN
Best Los Angeles Dodgers Lines: (-171) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Total Runs Over/Under 7: – SPORTSBETTING
In a Division Championship Game, we will see Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Atlanta Braves are in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. They had a phenomenal season and if not for their inconsistent play, they would have easily been considered contenders. Their young squad, however, has the potential to give up on plays when it matters the most sometimes. They can, however, score in bunches as they finished 10th in the majors in runs scored and fourth in base hits.
The Dodgers, on the other side, are in the postseason for a sixth consecutive year. They managed to get deep in the playoffs in the past few years and they will be looking to repeat that in 2018 as well. The Dodgers have won 14 of their last 18 games and are led by an offense that finished second in the majors in home runs and scored the most runs in the national league.
The Dodgers seem to have the offense and the pitching to get the job done in game 1. It is expected for Ryu to start against the Braves. He had an ERA of 1.50 in 30 innings in the month of September and has an ERA of 1.15 with an allowed batting average of .212 at home. Foltynewicz has also been very good and especially on the road.
Even though these teams have great offenses, I believe that the pitchers will be great when it matters the most and the game will be under.