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LA Dodgers vs. Atlanta, 10/04/2013 18:07 EDT, Score: 3 - 4

Money Line: +103 Atlanta

Sportsbook: JustBet

Result: Win

10-unit Play Take #912 Atlanta Braves over Los Angeles Dodgers (6:05pm EST) Game 2 of the NLDS gets underway this evening in Turner Field. The Dodgers easily took the first game of the series 6-1 behind a strong performance from Clayton Kershaw. We like the Dodgers a lot for this series, but today is a good spot for the Atlanta Braves to bounce back. They'll go up against a tough right-hander in Zack Greinke, but there are some good reasons why he may struggle a bit on the mound today. First off, Greinke is not nearly as good on the road as he is at home. In fact, he has one of the wider home/away splits in baseball over the last few seasons. Secondly, he's not necessarily known as a big game pitcher. He has struggled with stress and anxiety throughout his career and the spotlight will be bright on him in this one. Greinke also pitched poorly in three postseason starts with the Brewers, posting a miserable 6.48 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings. The Braves are an all-or-nothing type of team, so if they can put the pressure on Greinke early on, this game could get ugly in a hurry. The Braves need this game badly as they don't want to go back to Los Angeles down 2-0 in the series. I think they get the job done against Greinke today at home where they were 56-25 this season.

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