Mon. Dec 10th, 2018

George Economus explains What Everyone Needs to know about the NLDS, and delivers Predictions

Everything you need to know for the National league divisional series. Predictions also included.

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Matchups:

Colorado Rockies (91-72) vs Milwaukee Brewers (96-67)

Atlanta Braves (90-72) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71)

What You should know for Rockies vs Brewers

  • Both teams were hot in September, winning 19 games each.
  • Brewers have Home field advantage
    • The Rockies are much worse away from Coors Field
      • They bat .287 at home with 119 home runs but only .225 with 91 home runs while away from Coors.
  • Brewers are fresher
    • They had more rest while the Rockies battled the Chicago Cubs in the NL wildcard game.
  • Brewers have a better overall offense

Key Players:

  • Milwaukee- Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain
  • Colorado- Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado, and Charlie Blackmon

Prediction:

I think the Brewers are the better team. I have Milwaukee winning in 4 games.

What you should know Braves vs Dodgers

  • Dodgers dominated the Braves this year going 5-2 in the regular season
  • They are both very good defensive teams
  • They are both very rested
  • The Braves have been cold only winning one of their last 5, while the Dodgers have won 4 of their last 5.

Key Players:

  • Atlanta- Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis
  • LA- Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, and Manny Machado

Prediction:

I think that the Dodgers are hotter and will win in 3.

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