|Atlanta Braves||+1.5 (-180)||+110||Over 8 (-115)|
|St. Louis Cardinals||-1.5 (+150)||-125||Under 8 (-105)|
Under bettors are poised to cash Monday afternoon, when Dallas Keuchel and the Braves battle Dakota Hudson and the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Keuchel, who is looking to the send Atlanta to its first National League Championship Series since 2001, will go on three days’ rest following a decent Game 1 start, in which he allowed one run on five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. St. Louis has plated just one run combined in Game 2 and Game 3, and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is 3-for-18 all-time against Keuchel.
Hudson has strong home splits. He went 9-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 17 starts at Busch Stadium during his rookie year. Cardinals relievers not named Carlos Martinez have been solid in this series, so expect manager Mike Shildt to be ready with a quick hook if Hudson gets in trouble.
MLB free play: Under
Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals, 6:40 p.m. ET, TBS
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+1.5 (-180)||+115||Over 8 (-115)|
|Washington Nationals||-1.5 (+150)||-130||Under 8 (-105)|
Rich Hill (4-1, 2.95 ERA) and the Dodgers will attempt to seal the deal in the NLDS against the Nationals, but Washington won’t go down without a fight with workhorse starter Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA) on the hill for Game 4.
Hill may not be able to give L.A. length on the mound (he hasn’t pitched more than three innings in an appearance since June 14), but Dave Roberts has plenty of fresh, reliable arms to turn to in the bullpen. Hill has a 1.000 WHIP over his last 10 innings of work against the Nationals.
Scherzer was serviceable in the NL Wild Card Game, when he allowed three earns over five innings to the Brewers, then tossed a three-strikeout inning against the Dodgers on Friday. “Mad Max” should keep L.A. outfielders Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson (2-for-22 combined all-time) in check before he potentially hands things off to Stephen Strasburg like he did against Milwaukee Tuesday.