Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

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The Atlanta Braves will be taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. FOX Sports South will be televising this NL showdown. The game gets underway at 9:10 p.m. ET.

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-180) is hosting this game as the favorite over Atlanta (+170) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at -130 for the Braves +1.5 runs and +110 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs.

The Dodgers are 32-31 SU and 27-35 ATS. They’ve lost 20.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.8 units against the spread (ATS). The Braves have gone 36-27 SU this year and are 34-27 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 14.6 units for moneyline bettors and 5.7 units ATS.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 32-28-2 so far in 2018. The Braves have an over/under record of 27-31-3.

Right-hander Anibal Sanchez is the projected starter for the visiting Braves. Sanchez is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 21 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers will turn to lefty Alex Wood (1-4, 4.48 ERA), who has 60 punchouts and 13 walks as well as a 1.13 WHIP. Wood made two starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 1-1 record in 2017, compiling a 1-1 record with a 6.75 ERA.

As a unit, Los Angeles pitchers have given up 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have a 3.51 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.05 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have put up 4.8 runs per contest, including 7.2 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .272/.344/.607 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor have led the Dodgers offense this year. Kemp is slashing .347/.377/.582 with 10 home runs, 40 RBIs and 29 runs scored, while Taylor’s line is .249/.337/.452 with eight homers, 26 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.45 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.54 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.90, along with a WHIP of 1.29 and a K-per-9 of 9.32.

The Braves offense has slashed .260/.332/.426 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.5 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

Right fielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman continue to lead Atlanta’s offense. Markakis is slashing .327/.390/.494 with eight home runs, 42 RBIs and 40 runs scored, while Freeman is hitting .336/.430/.560 with 11 homers, 44 RBIs and 39 runs scored.

The Braves have gained 2.6 units and are 8-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 20.7 units and are 16-26 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 28 of those games, as opposed to 13 which went under the total.

Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in five of Atlanta’s last seven games.
  • The Braves have lost three of their last four games SU while the Dodgers have won six of their last seven SU.
  • The Atlanta defense has allowed two errors over its last five games, compared to five errors for Los Angeles over its last five.
  • The Braves have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.