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Zylbert: Will the Braves’ Bats Wake Up in Game 3?

Oct 07, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

Betting odds: Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves (NLDS Game 3) 

  • First Pitch: 8:07 p.m. ET (TBS)
  • Probable Pitchers: Walker Buehler (8-5, 2.62 ERA) vs. Sean Newcomb (12-9, 3.90 ERA)

Zylbert’s 2018 MLB Over/Under Betting Record
Regular Season: 102-73-4, +21.35 units
Postseason: 3-2, +0.50 units
Yesterday’s Result: Indians-Astros Under 7.5, Carrasco vs. Cole (WIN)

*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit


In Sunday night’s NLDS Game 3, the Braves will be trying to avoid getting swept out of the playoffs at the hands of the Dodgers. Is switching starters, from Kevin Gausman to Sean Newcomb for Game 3, going to be enough to get the job done?

It remains to be seen if they can stay alive but in general, I like this decision from potential National League Manager of the Year candidate Brian Snitker.

One, the Dodgers have beaten Atlanta pretty handily in the first two games of this series while facing two right-handed starters in each bout. Thus, it makes sense to throw a different look at them, which the southpaw Newcomb provides.

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Credit:

Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Atlanta Braves third baseman Johan Camargo (17) looks on against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the 2018 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium.

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