NLDS Betting: Dodgers at Braves
After falling as a home underdog in Game 1 of their NLDS on Thursday night the Atlanta Braves will be looking for a better result against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.
Los Angeles topped Atlanta 6-1 on the road on Thursday to go up 1-0 in the best-of-five set. Zack Greinke gets the ball for the Dodgers on Friday; the righthander is 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA over his three career starts against the Braves.
The Braves will turn to Mike Minor and his 13-9 regular-season record as they look for a win in this one.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Braves and the league No. 17-ranked Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
Dodgers vs Braves Props - from Bovada
Los Angeles Dodgers (Series Prices) 5/8 (-160)
Atlanta Braves (Series Prices) 7/5 (+140)
Los Angeles Dodgers -1½ 23/20 (+115)
Atlanta Braves +1½ 20/29 (-145)
Los Angeles Dodgers +1½ 10/29 (-290)
Atlanta Braves -1½ 23/10 (+230)
Exact Series Result
Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 4/1 (+400)
Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 15/4 (+375)
Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 7/2 (+350)
Atlanta Braves 3-0 7/1 (+700)
Atlanta Braves 3-1 9/2 (+450)
Atlanta Braves 3-2 15/4 (+375)
Total Games in Series
3 5/2 (+250)
4 3/2 (+150)
5 7/5 (+140)
Over 3½ 4/13 (-325)
Under 3½ 5/2 (+250)
Over 4½ 7/5 (+140)
Under 4½ 10/17 (-170)
Most Hits, Runs and RBI's in Series
Yasiel Puig (LA) -120
Freddie Freeman (ATL) -110
Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) -120
Justin Upton (ATL) -110
Hanley Ramirez (LAD) -140
Chris Johnson (ATL) +110
Carl Crawford (LAD) -120
Jason Heyward (ATL) -110
Game 1 Strikeouts
Total Strikeouts - Clayton Kershaw (LA)
Over 7 (-130)
Under 7 (EVEN)
Total Strikeouts - Kris Medlen (ATL)
Over 5½ (EVEN)
Under 5½ (-130)
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Los Angeles at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 12-strikeout performance from Clayton Kershaw - will prevail again after their 6-1 victory against Atlanta at Turner Field.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Dodgers rank No. 9 at 8.94 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 21 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 4.45 runs per game.
A few Dodgers at Braves trends to consider:
LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers's last 10 games
LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 13 games at home
Los Angeles at Atlanta, Sunday, October 6th