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Dodgers Vs Braves: NLCS Game 2 Betting Odds – 10/17/2021

Trea Turner leads the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56) into a matchup against Austin Riley and the Atlanta Braves (88-73) on Sunday at 7:38 PM ET at Truist Park. Turner is hitting .328, the best batting average in the league, for the Dodgers, and Riley ranks eighth at .303 for the Braves. Ian Anderson starts for Los Angeles (-170 to win) while Atlanta (+150) will counter with Max Scherzer.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 17, 2021, 5:00 PM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Braves Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Anderson (LAD) Pitcher Scherzer (ATL)
9 – 5 W/L 15 – 4
128.1 IP 179.1
3.58 ERA 2.46
1.220 WHIP 0.860
8.7 K/9 11.8
3.6 BB/9 1.8

Dodgers Probable Starter Ian Anderson

  • Anderson will look to claim his 10th win when he makes the start for the Dodgers, his 25th of the season. He is 9-5 with a 3.58 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 128 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance — while pitching for the Braves — the right-hander threw five scoreless innings against the Brewers on Monday while surrendering three hits.
  • He will face a Braves offense that ranks 14th in the league with 1306 total hits (on a .244 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .435 (fifth in the league) with 239 total home runs (third in MLB action).
  • The Dodgers were named the moneyline favorite for one Anderson start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 17, 2021 at 5:38 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Freddie Freeman 47 .234 11 3 4 .327 .838
Dansby Swanson 39 .205 8 2 8 .244 .680
Travis d’Arnaud 28 .179 5 2 8 .172 .672
Joc Pederson 26 .154 4 1 1 .267 .575
Ozzie Albies 25 .160 4 1 3 .250 .530
Adam Duvall 9 .111 1 1 2 .111 .555
Austin Riley 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Johan Camargo 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Orlando Arcia 5 .600 3 0 0 .600 1.400
Ehire Adrianza 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 .833

Braves Probable Starter Max Scherzer

  • Scherzer (15-4) will take to the mound for the Braves and make his 31st start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance came in relief on Friday when he threw one scoreless inning out of the bullpen against the Giants without allowing a hit.
  • The Dodgers have scored 830 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. They have 1329 hits, 11th in baseball, with 237 home runs (fourth in the league).
  • His team is 0-2 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 17, 2021 at 5:38 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Scherzer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Will Smith 6 .167 1 0 2 .167 .334
AJ Pollock 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .334
Cody Bellinger 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Corey Seager 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Chris Taylor 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Justin Turner 4 .250 1 0 0 .500 .750
Trea Turner 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Mookie Betts 3 .333 1 0 0 .667 1.000
Gavin Lux 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers’ offense is averaging five runs in home games while scoring 5.1 per game away from Truist Park.
  • The Dodgers score the fourth-most runs in baseball (830 total, 5.1 per game).
  • The Dodgers have won 106 of the 159 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (66.7%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -170 or shorter, Los Angeles has a 76-27 record (winning 73.8% of its games).
  • Los Angeles has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 162 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 69 of those games (69-82-11).
  • Los Angeles has a 9-1 record from the 10 games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.

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Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking eighth with 790 total runs this season.
  • In 84 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.7 runs per contest compared to the five per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Braves have won 23 out of the 49 games, or 46.9%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Atlanta has been at least a +150 moneyline underdog four times this season, but was upset in all of those games.
  • Games involving Atlanta have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 74 of 161 chances this season.
  • Over the past 10 games, Atlanta has been the underdog twice and split those games 1-1.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Turner paces the Dodgers with 28 home runs.
  • Turner ranks first in hits (195), first in AVG (.328), eighth in OBP (.375), and 18th in SLG (.536) among the qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Justin Turner is hitting .278 with 22 doubles, 27 home runs and 61 walks.
  • Justin Turner does not rank among the top hitters in the majors among the qualifying hitters in MLB.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 595 .328 107 28 77 .375 .911
Justin Turner 533 .278 87 27 87 .361 .832
Chris Taylor 507 .254 92 20 73 .344 .782
Mookie Betts 466 .262 93 23 58 .365 .850
Will Smith 414 .258 71 25 76 .365 .860
A.J. Pollock 384 .297 53 21 69 .355 .891
Corey Seager 353 .306 54 16 57 .394 .915
Gavin Lux 335 .242 49 7 46 .328 .692
Cody Bellinger 315 .165 39 10 36 .240 .542
Matt Beaty 204 .270 35 7 40 .363 .765

Braves Players to Watch

  • Riley leads Atlanta in home runs with 33 and runs batted in with 107.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Riley ranks eighth in AVG (.303), 19th in OBP (.367), 21st in HR (33), seventh in RBI (107), and sixth in hits (179).
  • Riley enters this game on a six-game hitting streak, during which he’s hitting .500 with one homer.
  • Freddie Freeman is batting .300 with an OBP of .393 and a slugging percentage of .503 this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Freeman ranks 10th in AVG (.300), fourth in OBP (.393), and fifth in hits (180) in the league.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ozzie Albies 629 .259 103 30 106 .310 .798
Freddie Freeman 600 .300 120 31 83 .393 .896
Austin Riley 590 .303 91 33 107 .367 .898
Dansby Swanson 588 .248 78 27 88 .311 .760
Adam Duvall 314 .229 41 22 68 .277 .755
Guillermo Heredia 305 .220 46 5 26 .311 .665
Eddie Rosario 283 .254 29 7 46 .296 .685
Joc Pederson 256 .230 35 11 39 .300 .718
Travis d’Arnaud 209 .220 21 7 26 .284 .672
Adam Duvall 199 .226 26 16 45 .287 .800

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