Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves: 10/23/21 MLB Picks and Predictions
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Atlanta Braves (94-75) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (112-61)
Game Info: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 5:08 pm (Truist Park)
Ian Anderson (10-5) (3.50) vs Max Scherzer (15-5) (2.43)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves +160 / Los Angeles Dodgers -170 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves face off on Saturday in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at SunTrust Park. The Braves currently have the 3-2 series lead, and a win in this game by the home team will put them in the World Series.
This has been quite the back and forth series, and the Dodgers seem to have the momentum heading into this game. In Game 5, the Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but they didn’t score any runs the rest of the way. The Dodgers scored three runs in the second inning, and the offense continued to stay hot on the way to the 11-2 victory. Chris Taylor was the x-factor for the Dodgers finishing with three home runs, four hits and six runs driven in. A.J. Pollack also had a big game finishing with three hits and four runs driven in. Freddie Freeman drove in two runs.
Eddie Rosario has been the best player this series for the Braves and he has two hits and eight runs driven in this postseason. Joc Pederson has also had a big series finishing with three home runs and nine RBI’s.
Chirs Taylor has been the best player for the Dodgers hitting four home runs and driving in 12 RBI’s. AJ Pollock has also been a really good player hitting two home runs and driving in eight RBI’s.
Max Scherzer gets the start for the Dodgers and in his last start against the Braves he went 4.1 innings giving up four hits and two runs.
Getting the start for the Braves will be Ian Anderson and in his one start against the Dodgers this series he went three innings giving up three hits and two runs.
The Dodgers are 8-3 in their last 11 road games. The Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 League Championship home games. The Dodgers are 40-18 in the last 58 meetings. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Atlanta.
Max Scherzer has been hittable in the playoffs, and the Braves are going to find some success against him. The Dodgers offense will also continue the success that they had on Thursday against Ian Anderson. Look for plenty of scoring by both teams, and for the over to cash.
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