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If you like offense, this is the series for you. The Los Angeles Dodgers boast a deep and powerful lineup that led baseball in runs scored, while the Atlanta Braves scored just one fewer time than L.A. this season.
There are few teams in baseball that match the Dodgers group highlighted by Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger in terms of offensive star power, but Atlanta’s combination of Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. sure can.
This National League Championship Series isn’t just about the players capable of providing offensive fireworks, though. Mound matchups between L.A.’s Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler and Atlanta’s young duo of Max Fried and rookie Ian Anderson should provide plenty of intrigue.
Here’s how both teams got here, odds to advance, the case for both teams to win the series and more.
The odds say …
The Dodgers have a 73.3% chance of winning the series.
How they got here
Braves: Led by their high-scoring offense, the Braves cruised to the NL East crown with a 35-25 record that netted them the No. 2 seed in the National League. With Freeman and Acuna leading the way, Atlanta finished second in the majors