NLDS Game 4: Braves at Dodgers
After paying out on the MLB betting odds in a rout on Sunday the Los Angeles Dodgers can advance to the next round of the MLB playoffs on Monday with a win over the Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers blasted the Braves 13-6 in Game 3 of their NLDS on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. Carl Crawford and Juan Uribe each homered for the Dodgers in that win, and Hanley Ramirez scored three runs.
The match puts starter Freddy Garcia for the Braves on the hill facing Ricky Nolasco for the Dodgers. Garcia brings a 4-7 mark to the game, while Nolasco is 13-11 to date on the season.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Dodgers and the league No. 9-ranked Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 13-6 loser as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -140 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 13-6 on Sunday behind a start from Hyun-Jin Ryu at Dodger Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.98 hits per game. The Braves average 8.33 hits per game, good for No. 21 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.
A few Braves at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
Atlanta at Los Angeles, Wednesday, October 9th