NLDS: Dodgers host Braves Sunday
The NLDS between the Dodgers and the Braves will continue at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night with the two teams having split the first two games of the set.
The Dodgers won Game 1 of the series in Atlanta by a score of 6-1 back on Thursday, with the Braves bouncing back with a 4-3 home victory in Game 2 of the set on Friday. Jason Heyward drove in a pair of runs in that win for Atlanta.
Los Angeles sends Hyun-Jin Ryu out against Julio Teheran for the Braves in this game. Ryu is 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA on the season, while Teheran is 14-8 on the year and has a 3.20 ERA.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Braves listed as underdogs of 134 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 17 (Dodgers) and the No. 9 (Braves) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its No. 17-rated batting order, averaging 4.01 runs per nine innings, against the No. 14 lineup of the Braves at 4.23 runs per outing.
Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 3.51 runs per game.
A few Braves at Dodgers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
LA Dodgers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta at Los Angeles, Monday, October 7th