Dodgers vs. Braves NLCS Game 2 Pick

Dodgers vs. Braves, 10/17/21 Game 2 NLCS Playoffs Betting Predictions

Austin Riley staked the Braves to a 1-0 series lead in their NLCS matchup with the Dodgers but will Los Angeles rebound in Game 2? First pitch is set for 7:38 p.m. ET on TBS as Max Scherzer opposes Ian Anderson in the pitching matchup?

Game Snapshot

907 Los Angeles Dodgers (-173) at 908 Atlanta Braves (+159); o/u 7.5

7:38 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 17, 2021

Truist Park, Atlanta, GA

TV: TBS

Los Angeles Dodgers DFS Notes

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Max Scherzer will start Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday night against the Braves. Roberts added that righty Walker Buehler will start Game 3 on Tuesday night, followed by lefty Julio Urías in Game 4 on Wednesday evening. Scherzer will get an extra day of rest after throwing 13 pitches on Thursday night to record his first career save in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Giants. The 37-year-old righty has allowed just two runs on six hits with a 16/4 K/BB ratio across 12 1/3 innings (three appearances, two starts) this postseason.

Atlanta Braves DFS Notes

Austin Riley homered and delivered a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning on Saturday, propelling the Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS. Riley blasted a 381-foot game-tying solo shot off of Tony Gonsolin with two outs in the fourth inning that tied the score at 2-2. That's how the score would remain until the home half of the ninth inning. There Ozzie Albies reached on a bloop single, swiped second base and then Riley laced a ball into the left field corner to deliver the game-winning run. He's having a terrific postseason, slashing .368/.400/.684 with a pair of homers and three RBI.

Dodgers vs. Braves Game 2 NLCS Betting Prediction

The Dodgers are 40-19 in their last 59 games against the Braves despite losing Game 1 on Saturday night. They’re also 4-1 in their last five League Championship games are 45-14 in their last 59 games overall and have won 44 of their last 58 games when favored. If that wasn’t worse for the Braves, the Dodgers are 87-41 in their last 128 games coming off a loss, are 21-10 in their last 31 road games and are 86-42 in their last 128 games as a road favorite.

2021 NLCS GAME 2 MLB PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -173

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