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Dodgers vs Braves live stream is here: How to watch the NLCS Game 1 online

Mookie Betts and Joc Pederson will look to score early and often in the Dodgers vs Braves live stream
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Today's Dodgers vs Braves live stream pits these two clubs against each other for the second straight year in the National League Championship Series. Last year it was L.A. beating Atlanta in seven games to advance to and win the World Series. The Braves will try for a different result this year and it all starts with this MLB live stream

Dodgers vs Braves live stream

The Dodgers vs Braves live stream is today (Oct. 16).
• Time — 8:07 p.m. ET / 5:07 p.m. PT / 1:07 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on TBS via Sling  
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Braves found themselves leading the Dodgers, three-games-to-one in the NLCS last season, but weren't able to close it out. Instead, L.A. stormed back and took the series. Atlanta won the N.L. East this season, finished off the Brewers in four games in the divisional round and now get their chance at revenge on the Dodgers. 

Meanwhile Los Angeles, who went on to win their first World Series in 32 years, finished this season with the second best record in baseball, yet still had to play a wild card game against the Cardinals. After winning that they faced their division rival Giants and won that series in five games. Now, they go for back-to-back World Series titles and their fourth appearance in the Fall Classic in five years. 

The Dodgers NLDS against the Giants lived up to the hype. In fact, retired Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully called their game five, "the most important game in the history of their rivalry." The Dodgers went on to win 2-1, on a Cody Bellinger RBI single in the ninth inning. Mookie Betts had the biggest day for the Dodgers line-up with a 4-for-4 games five. 

The Braves had different guys stepping up for them in their divisional series with the Brewers. Joc Pederson hit two home runs as a pinch hitter and drove in five RBI's. Austin Riley hit safely in all four games including a home run. He's bating .333 in the playoffs with a .375 on-base percentage.

Corey Knebel will open on the mound for the Dodgers tonight against the Braves' Max Fried. Knebel has made three appearances in the playoffs this year allowing just one hit over 2.1 innings.  This will mark Fried's second start of the postseason. The lefty tossed six scoreless innings against the Brewers in the Division Round striking out nine. 

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Dodgers vs Braves live streams in the US

In the US, Dodgers vs Braves is going to be broadcast on TBS, which is available with most cable packages and on one of best streaming services: Sling TV

In the U.S., the Dodgers vs Braves is Sunday (Oct. 16) at 8:07 p.m. ET. 

You'll want to get at least Sling Blue + Sports Extra for the post-season, as this $46 per month combo will get you everything you need for the post season with local Fox affiliates (when available), TBS, FS1 and the MLB Network. Want ESPN? Upgrade to the Sling Orange & Blue + Sports Extra ($61 per month total) for that network.

Sling TV

Sling TV's $46 Sling Blue + Sports Extra is the best option for streaming the whole MLB post-season, with the MLB Network, Fox in select markets, FS1 and the Turner channels including TBS.

Dodgers vs Braves live streams in the UK

You can watch Dodgers vs Braves live stream across the pond at 10:15 p.m. local BST Tuesday night. Those in the U.K. will want BT Sport, for TBS' coverage of the game.  

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time, with no need for a lengthy commitment.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the games by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

Dodgers vs Braves live streams in Canada

Canadian baseball can watch Dodgers vs Braves live stream on SportsNet 1.  

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Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.