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Dodgers vs. Braves odds, lines: No. 1 MLB expert reveals picks for NLCS Game 1 matchup

SportsLine expert John Bollman has picks for Saturday's NLCS Game 1 matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves
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The Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Atlanta Braves for Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday. First pitch from Truist Park is at 8:07 p.m. ET. Both teams are listed at -105 (risk $105 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Dodgers vs. Braves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is eight (see the latest lines for every game on our MLB odds page).

Before making any Dodgers vs. Braves picks, you NEED to see what SportsLine expert John Bollman has to say.

Bollman combines MLB front-office experience with a deep statistical background. Bollman, who has a master's degree in biostatistics, worked in the Toronto Blue Jays' analytics department in 2018, focusing on high-performance sports science and player development. 

In his last 293 MLB money-line picks, Bollman has gone 170-123, returning more than $5,200. Anyone who has followed his picks has seen HUGE returns!

The Dodgers were the best team in baseball in run differential, out-scoring opponents by a whopping 269 runs over 162 games. Los Angeles scored 830 runs this season, leading the National League, and the Dodgers also set the bar with a league-leading 613 walks. That patient approach led to sterling results throughout the season, with top-three marks in myriad offensive categories. With a lights-out bullpen and a deep overall pitching staff, the Dodgers, who will use Corey Knebel as an opener, are formidable. 

The Braves project for elite run prevention in Game 1 with Max Fried on the mound. Fried has a career 2.43 ERA in the playoffs, including six shutout innings against the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS. Behind him, Atlanta has a strong bullpen, with a 3.97 ERA in the regular season. The Braves enjoyed a 1.23 bullpen ERA against Milwaukee, and they should be well-rested after several days off between series.

Now, Bollman has set his sights on Dodgers vs. Braves. We can tell you he is leaning under the total, and he also has a money-line pick you won't want to miss! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any MLB picks of your own.

So who wins Dodgers vs. Braves? And which side of the money line has all the value? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of Dodgers vs. Braves you should be all over on Saturday, all from the expert that is crushing his MLB picks in 2021!

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