Free MLB NLCS Game 5 Pick: Braves vs. Dodgers Odds
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2021 MLB NLCS Handicapping
(3-1) Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1-3)
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM PT
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Projected Pitchers: M. Fried vs. C. Knebel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Atlanta +115 / Los Angeles -135 (Bet Now!)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves +1.5 -130 / Dodgers -1.5 +150
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8
9 – 12 – 0
2 – 4 – 1
That’s what the box score will look like when you go open the game notes for game 4 as the Braves went into Dodger Stadium and took command of the NLCS in a big way!
Hi… His name is Eddie Rosario! You know him, the pride of Puerto Rico who got to thank all of his family and friends in his native tongue on national TV. Oh, he hit some things too in case you missed it.
The Braves are now one step away from erasing their disappointment at the hands of this same LA Dodgers team in the 2020 NLCS. Of course, this is a rematch from last season and well, the Dodgers are the defending World Series Champions so that sums up how it went a year ago for the Braves.
Now, Max Fried will indeed get the nod and I thought he would get the ball for game 4. Instead, the Braves made it a bullpen game which is exactly what the Dodgers plan on doing for game 5.
The Dodgers have won 6 straight elimination games and they have won three of those types of games this year alone. After winning the wildcard game, which is a one-and-done scenario, the Dodgers were down 2 – 1to the Giants before taking games 4 and 5 to advance to the NLCS.
The Braves are the hottest team in baseball and they have won 3 of 4 games as underdogs in this NLCS. Now, they are in a position to kick the Dodgers out of the post-season… because revenge is a wonderful thing.
Hey now, I am no Braves fan nor do I root for the Dodgers so the revenge comment is just because of how things played out last season. The Braves didn’t look exactly like they do now and we have to call them the hottest team in baseball now. Dating back to the regular season the Braves are 14 – 3 in their last 17 games and are now in the big position to take some pics with a big piece of hardware.
Granted, the NLCS is not the final goal but it is the only way through to the final dance with the big trophy on the table to the winner of the last game of the 2021 season.
Eddie Rosario is so hot that he could start a fire just by pointing his finger towards a piece of lumber. IF the 4 for 5 last night as he chased the cycle didn’t do it for you, you should check out everything the dude has done to get the Braves here.
I mentioned the importance of how LA jumped out to a 2 – 0 start on back-to-back nights but this time the Braves returned the favor in game 4. Rosario deposited a pitch into the opposite field stands and Adam Duvall followed suit with a blast of his own to give the Braves the 2 – 0 lead this time.
Freddie Freeman, and in case you missed the game they only say Freddie Freeman 538 times a night on the broadcast. (My wife sent out a tweet to Bryan Anderson and TBS saying WTF? Is his name Freddie Freeman, or is it Freddie Freeman, or maybe we should go with Freddie Freeman?)
Yeah, I agree with that because it drove me nuts too and Darling is guilty of it too.
Anyway, Freddie Freeman made it 3 – 0 in the 3rd with a majestic blast into the right-field seats and Rosario, who was moved to the 5-hole for game 4, only went 4 for 5 with 2 HR and is in line to take home the NLCS MVP Award should Atlanta seal the deal in game 5 on Thursday night
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have done a great job the last two years to stave off elimination, but history only carries you so far. This Braves team is in a groove and not Justin Turner will be out of the lineup. I thought his neck injury would already have him as a bystander but we all saw him blow that happy running to first on a DP ball. There is no way he will be able to just shake off that kind of injury in time and we also know Mr. Muncie isn’t coming back to help save the season either.
So, a bullpen day comes for Dave Roberts but we all know this is a all-hands on deck situation. Max Scherzer will certainly not go down without a fight and Albert Pujols certainly doesn’t want to go out without another chance to put a ring on a finger.
Rings don’t come easily and this is likely his last chance for the amazing Hall of Famer who has enjoyed quite a career.
The Dodgers really struggled with the bats on Wednesday night as you see from the boxscore posted above. This team didn’t get a man on base until a 4th inning walk to Seager, and their first hit didn’t come until the 5th by Justin Turner.
Turner’s single sparked a little rally as the Dodgers scored both of their runs but a 9 – 2 loss was all that the offense could muster against a solid Braves bullpen.
I literally have 4 pages of notes about game events and I would love to just reel off stats and such all night.
I do know I am personally 3 – 1 giving out bets during the NLCS here at Cappers Picks if that is worth anything to anyone.
I also think the Braves will win this thing and wrap it regardless of the history of the Dodgers staving off elimination. Not so fast my friend, not so fast!
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 6-1 in their last 7 playoff games.
- Braves are 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games.
- Over is 6-2-1 in Braves last 9 Thursday games.
- Over is 8-2 in Dodgers last 10 home games
- Over is 6-2 in Dodgers’ last 8 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Braves are 9-3 in their last 12 road games.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB NLCS Game 5 Prediction:
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8
We are taking another over to finish the series in style as these two offenses can jump out anytime and rally. IF 8 is all the line setters are asking for then I vote Yes!
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