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2021 MLB NLCS Game 6 Handicapping
(2-3) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves (2-3)
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: :00 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park
Projected Pitchers: M. Scherzer vs. Ian Anderson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -175 / Atlanta +155 (Bet Now!)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 -105 / Braves +1.5 -105
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8
2 – 5 – 0 ATL
11 – 17 – 0 LA
Let’s show you the game 5 boxscore as I did after game 4 because the Dodgers looked invincible on Thursday night to survive being sent out of the post-season.
The LA Dodgers have done it again! Staving off elimination for the 7th straight time which now forces a trip back to Atlanta for game 6 and maybe even a game 7 at Truist Park this weekend.
Max Scherzer will go the hill for Dave Robers and the Dodgers and Ian Anderson is expected to go for the Atlanta Braves. We are in another elimination game situation and the Dodgers have continued to add to their amazing playoff history when their season is in jeopardy of being finished.
A.J Pollock homered twice and Chris Taylor? Oh, he only homered 3 times becoming the first player in the history of baseball to slam 3 dingers in an elimination game.
The Dodgers bashed out enough runs to make sure we cashed those over tickets which makes the Rainmaker 4 – 1 with 5 games in the books. You do like making money betting on baseball, I hope!
Right after they showed the highlight of Reggie Jackson homering 3 times on 3 pitches in the 1977 World Series, Chris Taylor bashed his 3rd homerun of game 5 to keep the Dodgers alive in the NLCS… Again!
This team just knows how to turn it on when they need to despite the loss of #10 in that lineup with a grade 2 blown hammy on top of the neck issue. Even without Turner, his sub at third base did okay I would say.
Chris Taylor got the start at the hot corner and he only made history with 3 HR in an elimination game. No player had ever done it and his 4 for 5 with 6 RBI on the night gives the Dodgers all the confidence in the world for the plane ride across the country.
Dave Robers still brought Kenley Jansen into an 11 – 2 game to close out the 9th inning with the day off on Friday to fly out to Atlanta for the weekend. Hopefully, for Dodgers fans at least, the entire weekend will see 2 games and not just one as this team looks to build on their amazing post-season stats.
The Dodgers have won 7 straight elimination games over the last two years and the defending champs look like they want to hold on to the hardware a little longer.
We could highlight so many points that made game 5 a success for LA but the Taylor night is really all anyone will talk about outside of the job the bullpen did basically pitching the entire game.
Joe Kelly started instead of Knebel for lA in game 5 but he left after only 2/3 of an inning with an apparent elbow injury.
When your name gets mentioned with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the same sentence, you know you have done something special. Taylor and Pollock became the third combination to have multi-home runs in the same postseason game. The Babe and the original Iron Man did it in 1932 at the tail end of their careers.
Eddie Rosario is still on fire and Freddie Freeman is certainly back on track for the Braves as well. It wasn’t enough to keep Atlanta from taking out the Dodgers and now they’ll be heading home to try to finish the NLCS up 3 games to 2.
Rosario was inserted back into the leadoff spot for game 5 hoping he would provide a rally or two with more ABs.
The Braves have been playing well at home this season and in the post-season, although the Dodgers did get their split to open the NLCS in ATL.
Max Fried was given a 2 – 0 lead to work with after Freeman homered again for Atlanta in the top of the 1st inning. Freeman was moved up into the 3-hole for game 5 and it paid off early.
Fried made it to the 5th inning but was taken out after 4 2/3 allowing 5 earned runs from 8 hits and 90 pitches on the night. All three players the Braves brought into the game to pitch gave up ERs and the barrage of hits just seemed to keep coming for the Dodgers.
The problems came when the Braves pitched to the bottom of the order as the Dodgers 5 – 8 came up with 12 hits scoring 8 of the 11 runs in the convincing win.
Ian Anderson will likely have a short leash again as he was pulled after only 3 innings pitched in his first start of the NLCS. Expect more calls to the bullpen again and we might just see a 7 game series.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta.
- Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta.
- Over is 7-3 in Dodgers’ last 10 playoff road games.
- Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games.
- Braves are 6-0 in their last 6 home games.
- Braves are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. National League West.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
I think we need to keep our attention on these totals while the bats are nice and hot. Neither Scherzer nor Anderson has picked up a win and that’s because the offenses keep exchanging blows and both managers trust their bullpens.
I offer up the Over 8 again even with the way the bullpens have been shooting lights out through this series. Up until game 5, the Braves bullpen has been stellar but we saw all 4 of their relievers get hit for earned runs last time out.
I think everyone looks comfortable in the box and the runs will just keep coming.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8
The play is the over 8 in game 6.
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