In fact, the Atlanta Braves and the LA Dodgers, who have confirmed 1st and 2nd place in the National League, will have a preview of the National League Championship Series (NLCS).
Atlanta and LA Dodgers will face off at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA from the 1st (hereinafter Korean time) to the 3rd.
As of the 31st of last month, both teams have an overwhelming lead in each district with an odds of 87-45 and an odds of 0.659 and an odds of 83-49 and 0.629, respectively.
Also, the gap with the Milwaukee Brewers in the Central Division of the National League is significant. As a result, the two teams have virtually occupied the 1st and 2nd place in the National League.
As a result, great interest is gathering between the two teams in this four-game series. In particular, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Mookie Betts, who are competing for the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP), clash.
Atlanta even adjusted the starting lineup in preparation for this four-game series. Spencer Strider, Game 1 – Max Fried, Game 2 – Bryce Elder, Game 3 – Charlie Morton, Game 4.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will have Lance Lin in Game 1, Julio Urias in Game 2, Game 3 undecided, and Bobby Miller in Game 4. The Los Angeles Dodgers left a gap in their starting lineup with the departure of Tony Gonsolin.
The last postseason match between the two teams was the 2021 NLCS. At that time, Atlanta won 4-2 and even won the World Series.
But Atlanta has been weak against the Los Angeles Dodgers since the 2010s. In the 2020 NLCS, he also missed all the victories he had.
The local momentum is also superior to the Los Angeles Dodgers over Atlanta. Compared to Atlanta, which has consistently maintained the highest win rate in the major leagues, the Los Angeles Dodgers has widened the gap with the second place with its recent uptrend.
The Los Angeles Dodgers recorded a whopping 24 wins and 4 losses with an odds ratio of 0.857 in 28 games held last month. They are currently on a 4-game winning streak.
In the head-to-head match in May, the visiting team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, defeated Atlanta with a 1-2 record. Attention is focusing on what kind of match will unfold in this 4-game series.