Dodgers Vs Braves: NLCS Game 3 Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – October 19, 2021

Written By Staff on October 19, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56) and the Atlanta Braves (88-73) face off for Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday at 5:08 PM ET at Dodger Stadium. The Braves are up 2-0 in the series. Los Angeles’ (-180 to win) Walker Buehler and Atlanta’s (+155) Charlie Morton will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 19, 2021, 4:00 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

Buehler (LAD) Pitcher Morton (ATL)
16 – 4 W/L 14 – 6
207.2 IP 185.2
2.47 ERA 3.30
0.960 WHIP 1.030
9.2 K/9 10.5
2.2 BB/9 2.8

Dodgers Probable Starter Walker Buehler

  • Buehler makes the start for the Dodgers, his 34th of the season. He is 16-4 with a 2.47 ERA and 212 strikeouts in 207 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday against the Giants, the righty threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • The opposing Braves offense has a collective .244 batting average, and is 14th in the league with 1306 total hits and eighth in MLB play with 790 runs scored. They have the fifth-ranked slugging percentage (.435) and rank third in home runs (239) in all of MLB.
  • The Dodgers are 22-11 in Buehler’s 33 starts this season with Los Angeles as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 19, 2021 at 4:38 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Buehler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ozzie Albies 18 .278 5 0 0 .278 .556
Freddie Freeman 18 .222 4 2 3 .263 .819
Dansby Swanson 14 .500 7 0 0 .562 1.062
Austin Riley 11 .182 2 0 0 .182 .364
Travis d’Arnaud 11 .545 6 0 1 .583 1.219
Orlando Arcia 9 .333 3 2 4 .333 1.333
Adam Duvall 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Joc Pederson 8 .250 2 1 1 .333 .958
Cristian Pache 4 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Johan Camargo 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Braves Probable Starter Charlie Morton

  • The Braves’ Morton (14-6) will make his 34th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Brewers.
  • The Dodgers rank 11th in MLB with a .244 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks seventh in the league (.429) and 237 home runs.
  • His team has won 50% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (2-2).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 19, 2021 at 4:38 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Morton

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Albert Pujols 33 .242 8 0 5 .350 .683
Mookie Betts 30 .300 9 1 2 .417 .884
Justin Turner 17 .353 6 1 3 .450 1.097
Cody Bellinger 11 .273 3 0 0 .273 .637
Trea Turner 11 .273 3 0 2 .273 .546
AJ Pollock 11 .000 0 0 1 .143 .143
Chris Taylor 10 .200 2 0 0 .200 .400
Corey Seager 9 .000 0 0 0 .182 .182
Steven Souza Jr. 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .555
Austin Barnes 6 .000 0 0 1 .143 .143

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers score an average of five runs per game at home and 5.1 per contest away from Dodger Stadium.
  • The Dodgers are the fourth-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 5.1 runs per game (830 total).
  • The Dodgers have been favored on the moneyline 159 total times this season. They’ve finished 106-53 in those games.
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -180 or shorter, Los Angeles has gone 70-25 (73.7%).
  • In the 162 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Los Angeles, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 69 times (69-82-11).
  • Los Angeles has a 9-1 record over the 10 games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.
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Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves have scored the eighth-most runs in the league this season with 790.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 390 runs (4.7 per game) while pushing across 420 total at home, an average of five per contest.
  • 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 +155 moneyline underdog four times this season, but was upset in all of those games.
  • Atlanta’s games have gone over the total in 74 of their 161 chances.
  • Over the past 10 games, Atlanta has been the underdog twice and split those games 1-1.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Trea Turner leads the Dodgers with 28 home runs while racking up a team-best batting average of .328.
  • 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’s 27 home runs and 87 RBI are both team-highs.
  • Justin Turner falls outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average among the qualifying batters 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

  • Austin Riley is batting .303 with 33 home runs and 107 RBI. All three of those stats lead Atlanta hitters this season.
  • Riley ranks sixth in hits (179), eighth in AVG (.303), 19th in OBP (.367), 21st in HR (33), and seventh in RBI (107) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Riley enters this game on a seven-game hitting streak, during which he’s hitting .385 with two homers.
  • Freddie Freeman has 180 hits and an OBP of .393 to go with a slugging percentage of .503 this season.
  • Freeman’s 180 hits rank fifth, his .300 AVG ranks 10th, and his .393 OBP ranks fourth among all qualified batters 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

Dodgers vs Braves Player Props

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