Game: MLB: Atlanta Braves (An. Sanchez -R) v Los Angeles Dodgers (C. Kershaw -L) Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Braves vs Dodgers Picks and Braves vs Dodgers Predictions
Date: FRI, Oct 5, 2018
Start time: 9:35 PM EST, Dodger Stadium
TV Channel: FS1
Best Los Angeles Dodgers Lines: (-215) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Total Runs Over/Under 7: – SPORTSBETTING
In a Division Championship Game, we will see Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Braves were dismantled in game 1 against the Dodgers. Ryu had a perfect game and he didn’t allow Atlanta to score while Foltynewicz, who the Braves had high hopes for, allowed 4 runs in the first three innings and basically gave up the game. Things don’t look better for the Braves as they will be playing Anibal Sanchez who is 7-6 on the season against Clayton Kershaw on the road. In his last game, however, he threw six scoreless innings against Philly.
Clayton Kershaw is 9-5 on the season and he is perhaps, the most accomplished pitcher in the postseason. He finished the regular season with a 2.73 ERA, a 1.041 WHIP, 29 walks and 155 strikeouts over 161.1 innings. Kershaw didn’t play very well against the Giants in his last game, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings. That is why I believe Kershaw will bounce back with a solid performance at home against the Braves on Friday.
Although Sanchez has played well throughout this season, his ERAs were 4.99, 5.87 and 6.41 from 2015 to 2017 and we can’t count on him being reliable in the postseason as he is not much experienced. Let’s not also forget the fact that he will be playing against a team that hasn’t missed the playoffs for years and that is always a contender for the title.