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The Daily Chop: Braves enter championship series with a chip on their shoulder, World Series odds, and more

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Atlanta looks to defy the odds and earn a trip to the World Series.

MLB: OCT 12 NL Division Series - Brewers at Braves Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Braves have already been labeled underdogs leading up to the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. DraftKings SportsBook puts the Dodgers at -195 and the Braves at +165.

This isn’t the first time, though, that the Braves have been considered the underdogs in a crucial series. DraftKings also projected the Brewers to take the division series against the Braves, but Atlanta’s timely hitting and a strong bullpen performance crushed those odds and allowed the Braves to advance to the NLCS for a rematch with the reigning National League Champions.

Atlanta seeks a game one win tonight at 8:08 ET with Max Fried on the bump.

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MLB News:

  • The Houston Astros outlasted the Boston Red Sox 5-4 to take a 1-0 lead in the ALCS. The Red Sox look to even the series today at 4:20 ET.
  • The Chicago Cubs have named Carter Hawkins General Manager. Hawkins was formerly the Indians assistant general manager.