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Dodgers vs Braves Game 2 Best Player Props Including Home Runs And Pitcher Strikeouts

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in MLB Baseball

Oct 17, 2021 · 6:39 AM PDT

Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies, left, celebrates with Atlanta Braves' Eddie Rosario (8) after scoring the winning run on an RBI single by Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley in the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Atlanta. The Braves defeated the Dodgers 3-2 to take game 1. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves square off in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday at Truist Park
  • Sportsbooks are offering an impressive array of player props on this game
  • Check out all the best pitcher and hitter props that are available for wagering, below

The Atlanta Braves got their quest for their first NLCS title since 1999 off to a successful start. The Braves won the opener of their series with the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodghers by a 3-2 count.

Game 2 of this best-of-seven series gets underway on Sunday at Truist Park at 8:08 pm ET. The broadcast is being carried by TBS.

Sportsbooks are offering a wide range of player props on this game. These are including over/under strikeouts, hits, home runs, and RBI.

The table below outlines the best hitter and pitcher props available for Game 2 of the Braves-Dodgers NLCS.

Dodgers vs Braves NLCS Game 2 Pitcher and Hitter Props

Player Home Run Hits RBI Pitcher Strikeouts
AJ Pollock (LAD) 0.5 (+450o/-750u) 0.5 (-220o/+160u) 0.5 (+165o/-220u) N/A
Corey Seager (LAD) 0.5 (+450o/-750u) 0.5 (-250o/-180u) 0.5 (+180o/-250u) N/A
Adam Duvall (ATL) 0.5 (+350o/-550u) 0.5 (-110o/+120u) 0.5 (+215o/-300u) N/A
Justin Turner (LAD) 0.5 (+500o/-900u) 0.5 (-220o/+165u) 0.5 (+165o/-220u) N/A
Joc Pederson (ATL) 0.5 (+400o/-650u) 0.5 (-160o/+120u) 0.5 (+200o/-220u) N/A
Mookie Betts (LAD) 0.5 (+450o/-750u) 0.5 (+250o/-180u) 0.5 (+200o/-280u) N/A
Austin Riley (ATL) 0.5 (+360o/-600u) 0.5 (-190o/+140u) 0.5 (+200o/-280u) N/A
Eddie Rosario (ATL) 0.5 (+400o/-650u) 0.5 (-200o/+150u) 0.5 (+215o/-300u) N/A
Freddie Freeman (ATL) 0.5 (+350o/-550u) 0.5 (-280o/+200u) 0.5 (+180o/-250u) N/A
Trea Turner (LAD) 0.5 (+500o/-900u) 1.5 (+165o/-220u) 0.5 (+165o/-220u) N/A
Will Smith (LAD) 0.5 (+360o/-600u) 0.5 (-175o/+130u) 0.5 (+165o/-220u) N/A
Ozzie Albies (ATL) 0.5 (+400o/-650u) 0.5 (-190o/+140u) 0.5 (+230o/-330u) N/A
Ian Anderson (ATL) N/A N/A N/A 4.5 (+120o/-160u)
Max Scherzer (LAD) N/A N/A N/A 7.5 (+100o/-130u)

Odds as of October 17th at DraftKings

Swing Or A Miss?

While it would be wrong to assess that the strikeout totals for both of Sunday’s starting pitchers are a 50-50 proposition, there certainly is enough evidence to make case for playing either side of each wager.

The strikeout totals for Los Angeles right-hander Max Scherzer are set at 7.5. He’s made two starts during the 2021 MLB postseason. In the NL Wild Card game against the St Louis Cardinals, Scherzer fanned just four batters. However, facing the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS, he rung up 10 San Francisco batters. Including one relief appearance, he’s struck out 16 in 12.1 innings pitched. That works out to 1.29 strikeouts per inning.

Over the course of his season, Scherzer has struck out 7.5 batters or more in 19 of 32 starts. But he’s done it only once over his last five starts. However, in two starts against the Braves, he mowed down nine hitters in each game.

For Braves right-hander Ian Anderson, the strikeout total is set at 4.5. In 26 starts, he’s gone over that number 16 times. He has managed to hit the over in four of his last five starts but in just three of his last nine trips to the bump.

Against the Dodgers on June 4, Anderson struck out six batters in 4.1 innings of work.

Picks: Max Scherzer over 7.5 strikeouts (+100); Ian Anderson over 4.5 strikeouts (+120).

Hitless Wonders

Neither of the vaunted offenses for these two clubs show much of a track record for success against the two pitchers who will be toeing the rubber on Sunday.

Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman is just a .234 hitter (11-for-47) when facing Scherzer. However, it should be noted that the hitting line for the reigning NL MVP  includes three home runs and four RBI.

Braves leftfielder Eddie Rosario is a .500 hitter (1-for-2) against Scherzer in a small sample size. He’s carrying a hot bat in the postseason. Rosario is batting .294 (5-for-17) in these playoffs.

No Dodgers player shows more than one career hit off of Anderson. Catcher Will Smith is displaying a power bat in the postseason. Three of his seven hits are home runs. But he’s 0-for-2 with a strikeout when facing Anderson.

Pick: Freddie Freeman +0.5 home runs (+350); Eddie Rosario +0.5 hits (-200).

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