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Braves vs. Dodgers Expert MLB Picks, Odds & Player Props Today | 10/21/21




Atlanta Braves outfielder Joc Pederson stole the show during the team's Championship Parade and rally on Friday afternoon

The Atlanta Braves have a chance to finish off the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight on the road in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. Using the Awesemo Sports Betting Model, we will identify the three of the best MLB betting predictions from tonight’s matchup.

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Braves Moneyline, +130 (DraftKings)

The Dodgers may have some fight left in them, but the Braves are too hot right now. Max Fried gets the ball for Atlanta in the biggest start of his career. The Braves have won each of his last seven starts and 12 of the last 13. Fried has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last 14 starts, with 12 of them going for two runs or fewer.

According to Awesemo’s Sports Betting Model, the Braves moneyline (+125) has a 24.3% expected return on investment. If it were not for a magical Cody Bellinger swing to tie Game 3, this series might be over already. The time to strike on Atlanta is now, especially with Mookie Betts, Corey Seager and Trea Turner all hitting .214 or worse for Los Angeles.

Under 8 Runs, -104 (FanDuel)

Fried has been doing a fantastic job of keeping runs off the board. Yet again, the Dodgers are keeping their pitching decision tight to the vest. However, it is interesting that Los Angeles is still favored against the hottest pitcher in baseball without even knowing who will be on the mound. The Dodgers are in must-win mode from now until the end of the series. That will force them to use their best relievers at the most opportune times, and the bullpen usually has the advantage there.

Eddie Rosario: Over 0.5 Runs, +150 (DraftKings)

Rosario is scorching- hot in the NLCS, going 10-for-17 with a triple, two home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored in the four games. He has also stolen two bases and only struck twice in 19 plate appearances. In the playoffs getting on base is half of the battle, and the nerves on the fielders start to tense up a bit. Rosario is finding ways to get on base, so getting him to cross the plate seems like the most likely outcome.

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