Game: MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers (W. Buehler -R) v Atlanta Braves (S. Newcomb -L) Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Dodgers vs Braves Picks and Dodgers vs Braves Predictions
Date: SUN, Oct 7, 2018
Start time: 8:05 PM EST, SunTrust Park
TV Channel: FS1
Best Atlanta Braves Lines: (+163) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Total Runs Over/Under 8: – SPORTSBETTING
In a Division Championship Game, we will see Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers are already 2-0 in this series as they just dismantled Atlanta on Thursday by 6-0 and then defeated them by 3-0 on the following day. Walker Buehler will be pitching for Los Angeles in game 3. In his 137 innings, he is 8-5 and has a 2.62 ERA. He doesn’t have any postseason experience but he was the starting pitcher in the most important game for the Dodgers for the whole season against the Colorado Rockies in the NL West tiebreaker where he tossed 6.2 innings, allowing no runs.
The return of the Braves to the playoffs doesn’t look as promising as they thought it would be. Their two best hitters in this series are Ronald Acuna and Ender Inciarte who both have two hits. This is totally embarrassing plus the fact that Atlanta failed to score in the first two games. Kevin Gausman will be at the mound on Sunday. He is 5-3 for the season with an ERA of 2.87.
Even though Atlanta has played well at home this season, their performances in the playoffs differ as they are 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games in the postseason at home. On the 8th of June, Buehler made his only start against the Braves this year and he pitched very well, allowing 0 runs in 5.1 innings. I like the Dodgers in this one and I believe they will close the series.