Braves and Dodgers Meet in NLCS Superpower Clash

Braves and Dodgers Meet in 2020 National League Championship Series, Odds and Picks

October 12th, 2020 MLB Baseball, Sports Betting

Specifically, no team is more public on the baseball betting board than the Dodgers. Los Angeles has been baseball’s most consistent winner for several years. All that is missing is a World Series. It has been 32 years since the Dodgers won the Commissioner’s Trophy. Also dealing with perpetual postseason disappointments are the Braves. Atlanta rivals the Dodgers as a reliable winner. To the Braves credit, they have won consecutive playoff series. Which may give them confidence that has been lacking in the past. Los Angeles will get more public support against a quality Braves team.

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Date and Time:Monday, October 12, 6:08 PM CT
Location:Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Braves vs. Dodgers TV Coverage:FOX or FS1
2020 National League Championship Series Odds
Braves+1½ (-170)8 (-110)+125
Dodgers-1½ (+150)8 (-110)-135
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2020 National League Championship Series Schedule (Best of Seven)

Game 1Monday, October 12, 6:08 PM CT
Game 2Tuesday, October 13, TBD
Game 3Wednesday, October 14, TBD
Game 4Thursday, October 15, TBD
Game 5Friday, October 16, TBD
Game 6Saturday, October 17, TBD
Game 7Sunday, October 18, TBD

2020 National League Championship Series Odds Analysis

In this situation, the Braves may finally turn the postseason tables. Atlanta has the deserved sports betting reputation as playoff chokers. But the Braves will be overshadowed in the NLCS. Los Angeles has a fan base only the Yankees rival. So too are they the favorite team of Las Vegas. Oddsmakers bake all of that into the price. Meaning that Atlanta will get a better number than warranted. Despite their winning, Los Angles frequently struggles to show profits. One loss on an overlay is a major setback to bankrolls.

Atlanta Braves Overview

Atlanta has an impressive record of 40-24. In sum, the Braves ranked second for runs scored and home runs. On the hill, Atlanta ranked 15th for earned run average. No team can match the Braves for pure excitement and offensive fireworks.

Los Angeles Dodgers Overview

First among all teams was the Dodgers record of 43-17. Los Angeles scored the most runs in baseball. LA was also top-ranked for home runs. Also did the Dodgers rank first for earned run average. LA was number one for WHIP as well. In postseason the Dodgers swept Milwaukee and San Diego.

Players to Watch

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was a dominant asset in the regular season. To illuminate Seager had 38 runs, 12 doubles, 15 home runs, and 41 runs batted in. Mookie Betts clobbered 16 home runs and posted a .927 OPS. And then left fielder AJ Pollock hit 16 home runs with a .881 OPS. Old reliable Clayton Kershaw led the rotation with a 6-2 record and 2.16 earned run average.

Atlanta designated hitter Marcell Ozuna posted a 1.067 OPS with 18 home runs and 56 runs batted in. Next first baseman Freddie Freeman hit 13 home runs with a 1.102 OPS. Starter Max Fried was 7-0 with a 2.25 earned run average.

2002 NLCS SBG Free Pick

Naturally, the Dodgers will draw huge baseball betting handle. And deservedly so. It is true that Los Angeles is as good as any team. But combined with its massive fan base the price can’t stay down. Increasingly the Braves are showing a better post-season look. Most important of all the price will be right.

2020 NLCS SBG Best Bet: Atlanta Braves

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