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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Predictions, Odds, Preview

October 16, 2021
Jonathan Willis
MLB Expert

Game 1 of the NLCS sees the Atlanta Braves host the Los Angeles Dodgers as the former are the NL East champions while the latter are the NL Wild Card winners. Opening pitch is set for 8:08 p.m. and will air on TBS from Truist Park on TBS.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Game 1 Predictions

The Atlanta Braves suffered yet another postseason heartbreak in the NLCS last year. Atlanta had a 3-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the Braves were unable to close out as Walker Buehler pitched a gem in Game 6 and Julio Urias shut the door on the Braves in Game 7. The Braves are hoping for a different result this time around, but they are underdogs to the defending World Series champions.

Atlanta does have the benefit of rest early in this series. The Braves closed out the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, while the Dodgers had to go five games against the San Francisco Giants. Dave Roberts used a lot of his best arms too, as Urias, Blake Treinen, Kenley Jansen, and Max Scherzer all threw at least an inning on Thursday night. That gives Atlanta an edge in Game 1 on Saturday night.

Score Prediction

Braves 5, Dodgers 4

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