Last Updated Jun 26, 2022, 10:26 AM
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Picks, Predictions, Odds
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The Los Angeles Dodgers (43-25) will take on the Atlanta Braves (41-30) Saturday for game-two of a three game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 PM ET at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia and can be viewed on FOX.
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Predictions
The Los Angeles Dodgers enter this matchup first in the NL West standings with a one game lead over the second place Padres. The Dodgers swept the Reds in their most recent three-game series and have won six of their last 10 games. Los Angeles dominated the Reds in all three games, scoring total 26 runs while giving up 11. This has been a common theme for the Dodgers this season as they rank third in runs per game (5.17) and first in team ERA (2.93). Right-handed pitcher Mitch White is scheduled to start Saturday. White is 1-1 in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.86 and has given up 19 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 27 batters in 25.2 innings.
Atlanta is currently second in the NL East standings, four games behind the New York Yankees for first place. The Braves most recently went 3-1 SU in a series with San Francisco and have won seven of their last 10 games. Atlanta played well against the Giants, scoring 23 runs throughout the series while giving up 22. In the month of June, the Braves have been the hottest team in baseball, winning 14 straight at one point and 18 of their last 21. The left-hander Max Fried is expected to take the mound Saturday. Fried is 7-2 in 14 games this season with an ERA of 2.77 and has given up 77 hits, 27 earned runs, and struck out 83 batters in 87.2 innings of work.
I like the Braves to take game-two of this series. The Dodgers have been one of the best teams in the MLB, but this will be the best matchup for the Braves to win. Max Fried has been excellent in most of his starts this season and should be able to keep the Dodgers bats at bay. Mitch White will be making his return from Triple A ball, and I expect him to struggle a bit against this hot Braves offense. Backing Atlanta moneyline here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Resources
- Date: Friday, June 24, 2022
- Matchup: NL West vs. NL East
- Stadium: Truist Park
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- TV-Time: FOX - 7:15 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis
Prior to the results of game-one on Friday night, the Dodgers are 43-25 SU, 39-29 ATS, and have an O/U record of 29-34-5. Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in their last five games. Going against this trend, the Dodgers are 0-5 SU in their last five games when playing on the road against Atlanta. The Dodgers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 road games and 23-13 SU on the road this season.
Los Angeles has been one of the most productive offenses in the league this season. As a team the Dodgers have a batting average of .253 (7th), on base percentage of .333 (1st), slugging percentage of .431 (3rd) and have scored 356 runs (3rd). The shortstop Trea Turner is having a great season with a batting average of .312 (84-269), nine home runs, and 51 RBIs. Right fielder Mookie Betts has also been an important part of the offense with a batting average of .273 (67-245), 17 home runs, and 45 RBIs but is hurt.
The Dodgers bullpen has remained consistent throughout the season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .214 (1st), have a WHIP of 1.07 (T-1st), and have an ERA of 2.90 (1st). Right-handed pitcher Mitch White is scheduled to start Saturday. White is 1-1 in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.86 and has given up 19 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 27 batters in 25.2 innings. In his most recent outing against the White Sox, White struck out five batters in 5.0 innings while giving up two hits and zero runs.
Atlanta Braves Betting Analysis
The Braves have rejuvenated their season by winning 18 of their last 21 and are 41-30 SU, 36-35 ATS, and have an O/U record of 38-30-3. The total has gone over in four of the Braves last five games. Atlanta has seen success against the Dodgers as of late, going 5-0 SU in their last five home games against the Dodgers. The Braves are 10-1 SU in their last 11 home games and 23-15 SU at home this season.
After a rough start to the season, Atlanta has finally found some consistency with their bats. As a team the Braves have a batting average of .247 (11th), on base percentage of .313 (17th), slugging percentage of .441 (1st) and have scored 340 runs (5th). The shortstop Dansby Swanson has been a key part of Atlanta’s success with a batting average of .302 (79-262), 12 home runs, and 41 RBIs. The third baseman Austin Riley has been productive as well with a batting average of .255 (69-271), 18 home runs, and 41 RBIs.
The Braves bullpen has been solid throughout this season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .234 (9th), have a WHIP of 1.25 (15th), and have an ERA of 3.77 (9th). The left-hander Max Fried is expected to take the mound Saturday. Fried is 7-2 in 14 games this season with an ERA of 2.77 and has given up 77 hits, 27 earned runs, and struck out 83 batters in 87.2 innings of work. In his most recent start against San Francisco, Fried gave up five hits and one run while striking out eight batters in 7.0 innings.
Key Players to Watch
- LAD: Trea Turner - SS
- LAD: Freddie Freeman - 1B
- ATL: Dansby Swanson - SS
- ATL: Ronald Acuna, Jr. - OF
- LAD: Mitch White - RHP (1-1, 3.86 ERA, 27 K, 1.05 WHIP)
- ATL: Max Fried - LHP (7-2, 2.77 ERA, 83 K, 1.05 WHIP)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Conclusion
It is tough to bet against the Dodgers with how good their bullpen has been, but game-two is when the Braves will have the pitching advantage. Max Fried is coming off one of his best outings of the season and that momentum should carry into this game. Meanwhile, Mitch White will be making his return from Triple A, and I expect the Braves bats to come alive against him. Backing the Braves moneyline here.