MLB Betting: Sunday Best Bets

MLB Betting: Sunday Best Bets

This article is part of our MLB Betting series.

Previous: 2-1, +0.83 
Overall: 160-130-2, +11.4

Dodgers vs. Braves

Max Scherzer vs. Ian Anderson

Opening Line: Dodgers -190, 7.5 Total; implied runs 4.2-3.3 
Current Line: Dodgers -175, 7.5 Total

Lineup changes for the Dodgers will have Albert Pujols and AJ Pollock out against the right-hander and Gavin Lux and Cody Bellinger in.  The Braves are missing Jorge Soler due to COVID. Joc Pederson will take his place.

The Braves grinded out a 3-2 win at home last night and that is probably how this series will play out. The Braves will need to grind out wins, while the Dodgers can blow anyone out.

Batter vs. Pitcher:

Braves vs. Max Scherzer — 32-for-169 (.189)

Dodgers vs. Ian Anderson — 0-for-11 (.000)

Scherzer bounced back in Game 3 vs. the Giants, going seven innings, striking out 10 and allowing one run. Anderson comes in fully rested off a strong performance against the Brewers going five scoreless innings and striking out six. 

Five of the seven Dodgers playoff games have been five runs or less. Four of the five Braves playoff games have been five runs or less. The Braves are striking out 27 percent in the playoffs. The Braves are 5-3 as home dogs this year. The Dodgers are hitting just .221 in their last 30 days vs. right-handed pitchers on the road. The Braves are hitting just .239 in their last 30 days vs. right-handed pitchers at home. This game has a 5-2 type of feel to it in favor of the Dodgers.

BET: Under 7.5 runs (-105) for 1 RWBuck
BET: Dodgers -1.5 runs (+100) for 1 RWBuck

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