Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Atlanta Braves are set to host the Los Angeles Dodgers at SunTrust Park. The game gets underway 7:35 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Southeast will be showing this NL matchup.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Atlanta (+115) is the home-team underdog to Los Angeles (-125) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Dodgers -1.5 runs (+120) and Braves +1.5 runs (-140).

The Dodgers are 56-46 SU and have gone 45-56 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.2 units for moneyline bettors and 11.5 units ATS. The Braves, on the other hand, are 54-44 SU and 51-46 ATS. They’ve gained 14.1 units for moneyline bettors and 2.1 units ATS.

Braves games have an over/under record of 49-44-4 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 51-47-3.

Rich Hill will get the start for the visiting Dodgers. The southpaw Hill is 3-4 with a 4.26 ERA and 69 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Braves this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.84 ERA and eight strikeouts over 6.1 innings).

The Braves are putting the ball in the right hand of Anibal Sanchez (5-2, 2.76 ERA, 1.06 WHIP), who’s got 70 strikeouts and 22 walks this season. Sanchez is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Atlanta’s pitchers have given up 4.2 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The team’s starters have a 3.67 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.20 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

Atlanta’s hitters are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .313/.376/.506 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Nick Markakis has helped lead the Braves’ offense this season with 10 home runs, 62 RBIs and 57 runs scored.

For the visitors, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.40 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.58 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.78, along with a K-per-9 of 9.47.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .246/.328/.431 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 4.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Matt Kemp has led Los Angeles’ hitters and is hitting .315/.359/.536 with 17 home runs, 64 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

The Dodgers just lost a 7-3 game to the Phillies, while the Braves are coming off of a 9-3 loss against the Marlins.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in five of Los Angeles’ last seven contests.
  • The Dodgers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • Atlanta has posted 23.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 28.0 over its last five.