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

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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