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NLCS Game 3
(0-2) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves (2-0)
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Time: 6:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Urias (LA), Wright (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: LA -160 // ATL +150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.0
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Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have won eight consecutive NL West Division titles, most all of them in dominant fashion.
But whether in the World Series, League Championship Series or Division Series, Los Angeles has fallen short of the ultimate goal each time.
After falling behind Atlanta, 2–0, the pressure is on the Dodgers to win Game 3 and make a series of this matchup with the Braves before its too late.
Dave Roberts had an opportunity to use Julio Urias our of the bullpen in a tied Game 1. He has the opportunity to use him in place of Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched in Game 2.
He chose not to, however, so he could start him in Game 3, as planned.
The left-hander, who is still just twenty-four years old, posted his best season as a starting pitcher in 2020. In ten starts (plus one appearance as a reliever), he accumulated a 130 ERA+ and gave up just one home run every eleven innings.
The Dodgers have not yet led at any point in this series. They will get the opportunity as the visiting team in Game 3. Drawing first blood will be vital to winning back some confidence on Wednesday.
The Braves did just what they had to do and won with both Max Fried and Ian Anderson on the mound.
Now they will turn to Kyle Wright, who is a year older than Urias but far less experienced at the big league level.
That doesn’t mean he will feel like the underdog. The Braves are flying and Wright, in particular, has built up some strong personal momentum.
As a rookie in the starting rotation this year, Wright was not great early but the sixty-game schedule did not leave a lot of time for pitchers to round into shape.
After his fifth start of the season on September 8, in which he gave up five runs in four innings, Wright’s ERA was over eight.
He trimmed nearly three full runs off of that figure by the end of September, however, with three quality starts in a row (at least six innings pitched and no more than three runs allowed).
He didn’t pitch in Atlanta’s first series victory over Cincinnati but closed out the Marlins in the NLDS with his best outing yet: six innings, three hits, two walks, seven strikeouts and no runs allowed.
Like Anderson, who gave up just one hit in four innings on Tuesday night, Wright has never faced the Dodgers in his career, despite pitching in eleven games between 2018 and 2019.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- LAD are 41-15 in their last 56 overall.
- LAD are 41-15 in their last 56 games on grass.
- LAD are 37-14 in their last 51 road games.
- ATL are 19-7 in their last 26 Wed. games.
- ATL are 40-17 in their last 57 home games.
- Under is 9-4 in Wrights last 13 starts overall.
- Head to Head: Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction: no strong lean.
It’s hard to imagine the Dodgers falling behind in this series 3–0. It’s equally hard to feel comfortable backing them as such a hefty price, given how well Atlanta is playing.
The Braves’ bullpen has been better thus far but I see that matchup as essentially a toss-up in each game moving forward.
With neither team necessarily having a strong advantage over the other in Game 3’s pitching matchup, I suppose the Braves would be the pick.
That being said, the Dodgers have to be the hungrier side tonight. It may simply be better to let this one be tonight, action-free.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Atlanta +150
Maybe just for something small because of the price. Gun to the head, I am taking the Dodgers, though.
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