The National League Championship Series forges ahead Thursday night with a gigantic Game 5 matchup. Subsequent to leaping out to an early lead in Wednesday's Game 4, the dark horse Atlanta Braves are presently only one win away from punching their pass to the 2021 World Series.
While the undertaking before them might be troublesome, if any group realizes that it is feasible to conquer a 3-1 series shortfall, it's the Los Angeles Dodgers. All things considered, the Dodgers did exactly that in last year's NLCS against these equivalent Braves (indeed, there were baseball end of the season games last year… kind of). The MLB wagering chances favor the home side to end up as the winner in around evening time's Braves versus Dodgers Game 5 confrontation.
This MLB wagering review for Braves versus Dodgers NLCS Game 5 incorporates game data, projected beginning pitchers, wagering chances, patterns and a forecast for around evening time's postseason matchup.
Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction and time
NLCS Game 5 (ATL leads series 3-1)
Atlanta Braves (88-73, 46-35 Away) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (106-58, 58-23 Home)
Date: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2021
Time: 8:07 p.m. EST
Venue: Dodger Stadium — Los Angeles, CA
Braves vs Dodgers Starting Pitchers
Braves: Max Fried (14-7, 3.04 ERA)
Dodgers: TBD (starting pitcher can be found HERE when announced)
Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Preview
While the scoreboard might not have suggested it last night, the Braves actually had to respond to some adversity of their own. Of course, the most prominent concern was the fact that Atlanta squandered a three-run lead in the eighth inning of a Game 3 loss.
While manager Brian Snitker had been planning for a bullpen game on Wednesday all along, things got interesting shortly before the first pitch when projected starter, Huascar Ynoa, was ruled out with a shoulder injury. The Braves turned to Jesse Chavez on the fly to get things started. He was followed by Drew Smyly, who delivered 10 outs in his first appearance of the postseason. Atlanta’s bullpen was solid the whole way in allowing just four total hits.
After rallying late to come away with the win in Game 3, the Dodgers entered Wednesday night’s MLB betting matchup feeling a lot better about their prospects in the NLCS. That optimism was sucked out of Dodger Stadium pretty quickly. After a controversial decision to bring Julio Urias on in relief in Game 2 of this series, the left-hander did not have his best stuff last night.
A 20-game winner on the season, Urias surrendered five runs on eight hits over five innings to take the loss in Game 4. He got next to no run support from the sputtering Dodgers lineup. Outside of the eighth-inning outburst in Game 3, Los Angeles has been abnormally quiet offensively throughout this NLCS. A.J. Pollack drove in both runs last night. The Dodgers also lost veteran postseason star Justin Turner to a hamstring injury.
Navigating a must-win Game 5 will not be easy from a pitching standpoint for manager Dave Roberts tonight. The Dodgers will be forced to cobble together a bullpen game for the second time in this NLCS.
Braves vs Dodgers MLB Betting Odds
Moneyline: ATL: (+115) | LAD: (-140)
Run Line: ATL: +1.5 (-175) | LAD: -1.5 (+145)
Total: 8 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: ATL: N/A | LAD: N/A