Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Matchup

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The Atlanta Braves are set to host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the MLB Divisional Playoffs. The visiting Dodgers (up 2-1) are only a win away from reaching the NLCS. The elimination matchup is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET and will be nationally televised on Fox Sports One.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Rich Hill will get the nod for the visiting Dodgers. The left-handed Hill is 11-5 with a 3.66 ERA and 150 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Atlanta this year.

The Braves are handing the ball to righty Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA), who’s got 202 strikeouts and 68 walks to his name, as well as a 1.08 WHIP. Foltynewicz is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Behind a team slash line of .198/.355/.477, Los Angeles has averaged 4.7 runs scored through three playoff games. Atlanta is hitting .144/.189/.222 over three games and the team has managed 2.0 runs during the 2018 playoffs.

The Braves bullpen has registered an ERA of 2.30 and a WHIP of 1.34 this postseason, while Dodgers relievers have a 1.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

Los Angeles’ offense has been fueled by first baseman Cody Bellinger and outfielder Chris Taylor, who collectively have launched 43 home runs. Bellinger is slashing .256/.341/.463 with 25 home runs, 76 RBIs, 84 runs and 15 steals, while Taylor has a .254 average with 18 homers, 65 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

First baseman Freddie Freeman and right fielder Nick Markakis have led the way for the Braves’ batters this year. Freeman is hitting .306/.384/.503 with 24 home runs, 99 RBIs and 95 runs scored, and Markakis has put up a line of .294/.363/.434 with 14 homers, 93 RBIs and 79 runs scored.

The Braves snuck away with Game 3 of the series by a score of six runs to five.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • Los Angeles has tallied 24 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Atlanta has five XBH over its last five.
  • Los Angeles has posted 25.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.6 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.