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NL Championship Series - Dodgers vs. Braves odds, lines: No. 1 MLB expert reveals picks for Thursday's Game 5

SportsLine expert John Bollman has picks for Thursday's NLCS Game 5 matchup between Los Angeles and Atlanta
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The Atlanta Braves look to punch their ticket to the World Series for the first time since 1999 when they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers for Game 5 of the best-of-seven 2021 National League Championship Series on Thursday. First pitch from Dodger Stadium is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is the -146 favorite (risk $177 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Dodgers vs. Braves odds, while the over-under for total runs scored is eight.

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 312 MLB picks, Bollman has gone 181-131, returning more than $5,400. Anyone who has followed his picks has seen HUGE returns!

Los Angeles is very familiar with its current situation, as it trailed Atlanta 3-1 in the NLCS last postseason before rallying for three straight victories and securing its third World Series appearance in four years. The Dodgers will be hoping for a much better offensive performance on Thursday as they managed only four singles in their 9-2 loss in Game 4. Chris Taylor has been Los Angeles' most productive hitter in the series, going 5-for-12 with two doubles, three RBIs and three stolen bases.

Eddie Rosario has been on fire this postseason, hitting safely in each of Atlanta's eight games while posting a pair of four-hit performances in the NLCS thus far. The 30-year-old left fielder went 4-for-5 with two homers, four RBIs and three runs scored in Game 4 as the Braves matched the franchise record of four blasts in a playoff game. They'll look to clinch the 18th NL pennant behind left-hander Max Fried, who has allowed two runs over 12 innings in two starts this postseason.

Now, Bollman has set his sights on Dodgers vs. Braves. We can tell you he is leaning Under 1.5 total bases for Los Angeles' Trea Turner, 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 in Game 5 of their NL Championship Series on Thursday? And which side of the money line has ALL the value? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Braves vs. Dodgers money line you should be all over on Thursday, all from the expert that is crushing his MLB picks in 2021!

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