Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers 10/18/20 MLB NLCS Picks and Predictions
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Los Angeles Dodgers (50-20) vs Atlanta Braves (43-27)
Game Info: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Globe Life Field)
Tony Gonsolin (2-2) (2.31) vs Ian Anderson (5-2) (1.31)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -125 / Atlanta Braves +115 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Braves face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, October 18th at Globe Life Field for game seven of the NLCS.
We have reached a game seven in the National League Championship Series, as the Los Angeles Dodgers took down the Atlanta Braves by the final score of 3-1 in game six on Saturday. The Dodgers have held the Braves potent lineup to only four runs in the last two games combined, forcing this series to a winner-take-all match on Sunday. The Braves were not able to clinch a series win in games five or six, but they will have one more chance in this final game seven. The common dominator of this series has been the offense coming in bunches, as the winning team of each game has scored at least five runs in all but one of the games. The Dodgers may have the momentum heading into game seven with back-to-back wins, but this Braves' team has what it takes to overcome adversity. This should be one of the most entertaining games in recent playoff history and a very important one for the manager of the Dodgers in Dave Roberts.
The Atlanta Braves are projected to bring right-hander Ian Anderson to the mound to face the Dodgers in game seven. Anderson went 3-2 with a 1.95 ERA during the regular season with the Braves. Anderson has not allowed a single run in 15.2 innings in the postseason thus far for Atlanta, and he will look to continue his dominant rookie playoff season with a clutch performance in game seven.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to bring right-hander Tony Gonsolin to the bump to face the Braves. Gonsolin went 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA during the regular season with the Dodgers. Gonsolin allowed five earned runs to the Braves in an 8-7 loss in game two of this series, and he will look for a much-needed bounce-back performance in the game that matters most.
Ian Anderson has been untouchable in these playoffs thus far, and although I think he will allow a run in this game, I still like the Braves to hold on and win game seven. It is going to be really tough for the Dodgers to find another win, and the pitching matchup does not favor them. I will take the Braves here.