NLCS Game 7 Betting Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. LA Dodgers – Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020

by Tyler Vaysman | October 18, 2020 |

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are ready for the much-anticipated NLCS Game 7. The game is set to start at 8:15PM ET inside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas and will be televised on FOX for those that want to tune in.

The Atlanta Braves were the team to beat early on in the series, taking a 3-1 lead after four games. They outscored the Dodgers 13-8 in the first two matchups before giving up a miserable 15-3 loss in Game 3. They followed that up with an impressive 10-2 victory the following night.

Since then, however, it’s been all-Dodgers. They’ve won the past two games with their backs up against the walls. They’ve outscored the Braves 10-4 in the past two matchups and look like they have all the momentum heading into the win-or-go-home situation for both teams.

Can the Braves save face in an important Game 7?

The Atlanta Braves have looked unstoppable at times during this series, but they’ve also looked like they need major help out there sometimes. It’s always a question of which Braves’ team you’ll see, but you can’t question their effort. It’s just not always clicking for them.

The Braves will have Ian Anderson on the mound to start the game on Sunday. He finished the regular season with a 3-2 record, 1.95 ERA, 41 strikeouts, and 14 walks in 32.1 innings pitched. He pitched a scoreless, 5-strikeout, 4-inning, game against the Dodgers earlier in the series.

Will the Dodgers complete their comeback from down 3-1?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have all the spunk right now and their bats are working mighty fine. Corey Seager has been lighting it up, hitting 3 home runs in the past two games. Him and Justin Turner hit back-to-back home runs last night and will be looking to repeat that again tonight.

The Dodgers haven’t decided who they want to start the game, but it appears they’ll be going with a combined effort from the bullpen. Expect to see a lot of different pitchers for both teams throughout this game, especially if the bats start working right away.

Atlanta Braves/Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Lines

Who do you think will join the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series next week? MyBookie has the Los Angeles Dodgers (-140) with the 1.5-run advantage over the Atlanta Braves (+120). They also have the over/under listed at 8 total runs.

Free Betting Pick

So far, the Dodgers have outscored the Braves 35-30 throughout the series. Both teams stand just one win away from the World Series, but they also stand one loss away from being sent home. With it being their 7th straight game against each other (and 7th straight day in a row), they’re likely sick of each other at this point.

The Braves have had two opportunities to close out thus far, but have failed on both of them. I think they’re going to find a way to contain themselves for Game 7 and hold on strong for the victory. There’s a lot on the line, but I think the Dodgers will run dry on Sunday.

Final Score 5-3, Atlanta Braves.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Atlanta Braves (+120)

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