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The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies split the first two games of the National League Division Series in Atlanta.The best-of-five series has essentially become a best-of-three and it resumes Wednesday afternoon in South Philly.

The Braves salvaged Game 2 in dramatic fashion, avoiding a nearly insurmountable 2-0 hole. On paper, the Braves would seem to have the pitching advantage in Game 3. That ignores how cold likely Game 3 starter Bryce Elder has been since the All-Star Game, however. 

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How to watch Braves-Phillies Game 3

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11 | Time: 5:07 p.m. ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
TV channel: TBS | Live stream: TBS app
Starting pitchers: RHP Bryce Elder (12-4, 3.81 ERA) vs. RHP Aaron Nola (12-9, 4.46 ERA)
Odds: PHI -130 | ATL +110 | O/U: 9

Game 3 preview

The Braves scored an exciting come-from-behind victory in Game 2, evening the series as it shifts to a new setting. Atlanta can only hope that Bryce Elder, who struggled throughout the second half, finds some of the magic that allowed him to make his first career All-Star Game. The Phillies will counter with Aaron Nola, who will be making his second start of the postseason. He performed well against the Miami Marlins in the Wild Card Series with seven shutout innings.


We want this series to go the distance. That means picking the Phillies to win Nola's start before then losing in Game 4. Pick: Phillies 6, Braves 4.