Atlanta Braves vs Brewers NLDS Game 3: Lineup, Odds, Prediction, Pick, Where to Watch

Ian Anderson starts today against the Brewers in NLDS Game 3. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Ian Anderson starts today against the Brewers in NLDS Game 3. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

It’s a VERY EARLY game today as Game 3 looms as a key matchup for the Atlanta Braves on this side of the NLDS bracket.

This is a series going pretty much as expected so far:  a tightly matched pair of teams struggling to score against great pitching.  Milwaukee got Game 1 thanks to one swing and the Atlanta Braves took Game 2 thanks to some key hits… the kind that escaped them in Game 1.

But today… this could be a pivotal game, matching up strikeout artist Freddy Peralta against changeup master Ian Anderson.

Monday, Oct. 11. 1-1. . 1:07 PM ET. 1-1. 76. TBS. 17

What Time is the Braves Game Today?

First pitch between the Braves and Brewers in Game 2 of the NLDS will take place at 1:07 PM EDT.

What Channel is the Braves Game Today?

This NLDS matchup between the Braves and Brewers will be televised on TBS. Announcers for the series will be Don Orsillo, Jeff Francouer, and Matt Winer.

Braves vs. Brewers Odds Today

The Atlanta Braves are installed as a slight favorite according to our friends at the WynnBET Sportsbook.

  • Braves -115
  • Brewers +105

On the Run Line, it goes like this:

  • Braves -1.5 (+175)
  • Brewers +1.5 (-200)

The Over/Under point for total runs is 7.5 (Both the Over and Under bets are set at -110)

The spread is -1.5/+170 for Milwaukee and +1.5/-190 for Atlanta.

On the Money line the Braves are +114 and the Brewers -124, while the spread total on the game is 7.5.

Braves Pitcher Today:  Ian Anderson

A 3.58 ERA for the season is essentially what he did during the last month of the year, but Anderson will come in well-rested.  Opponents hit .205 against him in the second half, and his WHIP dropped as well.

Anderson has not nearly been as pitch-efficient as either Morton or Fried before him, but he has been able to get into (and beyond) the 6th inning in each of his last 3 starts.

Hopefully, having 11 days off allows that trend to continue.

Braves Starting Lineup

Atlanta is sticking with the same formula, despite strong head-to-head numbers posted in the past by Joc Pederson against Peralta:

  • SOLER – RF
  • FREEMAN – 1B
  • ALBIES – 2B
  • RILEY – 3B
  • d’ARNAUD – C

Braves vs Brewers Prediction Today

The Braves have held Milwaukee to just 2 runs so far, but the Braves only have four themselves.  Since returning from the injured list, Freddy Peralta has not been the Peralta of this first half of the season.

In August through September, his ERA has been 4.70+, though he’s still managed to strike out 40 in 36.1 innings during those months.

Expect Atlanta to try and work counts deep, but also to strike out a lot as Peralta is #1 in the majors in whiffs on balls in the strike zone.

That said, all it may take is a couple of squared-up pitches to provide enough runs to win… and the Brewers’ starter has yielded 4 homers in the last month.

So let’s go out on a limb and call for each team to match their run output for the series… meaning that Atlanta wins 4-2.

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Atlanta seems to be used to closely-fought post-season games now… let’s see how that works out today:  Go Braves!