The Atlanta Braves host the L.A. Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 7 in MLB NLDS Game 3. After losing both Game 1 and Game 2, Atlanta hasn’t decided who will start for them on Sunday. It will most likely be Guasman on the mound. The Dodgers know that Walker Buehler takes the mound for them. Can Buehler help the Dodgers win a game at SunTrust Park? Check out our MLB lines analysis and a free pick when the Braves host the Dodgers!
Dodgers vs Braves NLDS Game 3 Odds, Prediction & Pick
- When: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8:07 pm ET
- Where: SunTrust Park, Smyrna, GA
- TV: FS1
- Radio: Los Angeles / Atlanta
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Starting Pitchers: LAD – Walker Buehler / ATL – K Gausman
- NLDS Game 3 Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-115) / -180 / U 8 (-105)
- Clear: 26°C/79°F
- Humidity: 59%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Cloud Cover: 11%
- Wind: 5 mph ESE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why the L.A. Dodgers are a good bet on the money line?
Walker Buehler’s been one of the steadiest Dodgers’ starters this season. Don’t let the 8-5 record fool you. Buehler’s got a 2.62 ERA and a .96 WHIP. He’s also cool under pressure.
Needing a win over Colorado on Oct. 1 to secure the NL West Division, manager Dave Roberts didn’t turn to Clayton Kershaw. He turned to Walker Buehler. Buehler held the Rockies to 1 hit and 0 runs in 6.2 innings. He should throw well on Sunday.
- Runs/G: 4.93
- BA: .250
- OPS: .774
- HR: 235
- SB: 75
- ERA: 3.38
- WHIP: 1.15
- KS: 1,565
- Quality Starts: 79
- Errors: 100
Why the Atlanta Braves are a good bet on the money line?
Although Atlanta’s home field advantage didn’t show up huge during the regular season, make no mistake, the home field advantage will show up on Sunday.
The Braves play their first playoff game in new SunTrust Park in Smyrna, GA on Oct. 7. The atmosphere should be electric. It should be so electric that even though the Dodgers have the edge with Buehler on the mound, Atlanta should play well enough for the win.
- Runs/G: 4.69
- BA: .257
- OPS: .742
- HR: 175
- SB: 90
- ERA: 3.75
- WHIP: 1.28
- KS: 1,423
- Quality Starts: 70
- Errors: 80
Final MLB Betting Analysis for Dodgers vs Braves
Heading into the season, the biggest question about the L.A. Dodgers was if their bullpen from 2017 would have the same success in 2018. Early in April, closer Kenley Jansen had to get an electric shot because of an irregular heartbeat and it appeared as if the Dodgers’ bullpen might take a backward step this season.
The Dodgers bullpen looked great versus Atlanta in Game 1. However, Hyun Jin-Ryu threw 7 fantastic innings. What happens if Atlanta runs Buehler off the mound in the 5th or 6th on Sunday?
Dodgers have the edge, but Atlanta will have thousands of screaming fans backing them. If they can get to Buehler early, the Braves should test Dodgers relievers. The Braves should beat L.A. in their ballpark on Oct. 7.
NLDS Game 3 Pick: Atlanta Braves