Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction 5/3/2024

The Atlanta Braves (20-9) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers (20-13) on Friday, May 3rd. This game will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and televised on MLBN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 10:10 ET.

Braves vs Dodgers

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The Braves’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Mariners, closing out their series with a 5-2 win. After allowing one run to the Mariners in the 3rd inning, the Braves responded with four runs of their own. Atlanta went on to add another run in the 4th inning.

Chris Sale put together a good start for the Braves, going five innings and giving up just one earned run, and picking up the win. He also issued just one walk and struck out nine Mariners batters. Atlanta’s bullpen closed things out with Raisel Iglesias picking up the save.

Atlanta is 20-9 overall this season, putting them in 1st place in the NL East. They hold a half-game lead over the Phillies for the top spot in the division. The Braves will be on the road for today’s game vs. the Dodgers.

So far, the Braves have gone 8-4 in divisional games. They closed out their series vs. the Mariners with a loss and lost the series 1-2. At home, the Braves are 11-4 and have gone 9-5 on the road. This season, they have been the favorite in all of their games.

The Braves have been a strong play against the run line on the road this season, going 8-6. Their average run margin on the road is +2.6, compared to just +0.7 at home. Overall, they are 14-15 against the run line, with an average run margin of +1.7 runs per game.

The Braves have played nine straight games under the over/under line, and their combined run average is 9.2 runs per game. Their over/under record for the season is 11-16, and when the line is set at 9.5 runs, they are 3-4. They have had three games with a higher over/under line than today’s 9.5 runs, which is just 10.3% of their games this season.

Charlie Morton Gets The Start For The Braves

Charlie Morton is on the mound for the Braves as they take on the Dodgers. Morton has started 4 games this season and has yet to take a loss. He picked up a win in his last start, but his ERA is sitting at 4.05. In his last start, he went 7 innings and struck out 6, giving up 4 hits and 2 runs.

Braves Offense Breakdown

Marcell Ozuna has been the Braves’ top run producer this season, leading the MLB with 32 RBIs, while his nine home runs are the 2nd most in the league. Ozuna is also batting a strong .321 coming into the game. Michael Harris II has also been a key contributor, as he is 4th on the team with 13 RBIs and has a batting average of .294.

Over his last seven games, Marcell Ozuna is batting .304, and Ozzie Albies has gone 9/25 in his last six games. However, Albies is still looking for his first home run of the season. Adam Duvall, Austin Riley, and Chadwick Tromp have all struggled of late for the Braves.

Heading into their last game vs. the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers closed out the series with an 8-0 win. Leading up to the game, they were the heavy favorite at -144. It was a five-run 2nd inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Diamondbacks could only score two more times the rest of the way. Los Angeles’s offense added another two runs in the 3rd and closed things out with a 2-run 7th.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto put together a good start for the Dodgers, going six innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just two walks and struck out five Arizona batters. The Dodgers’s offense was carried by Andy Pages, who went 1/5 with a homer and two RBIs.

Los Angeles will host the Braves with an overall record of 20-13, good for 1st place in the NL West. The Dodgers hold a 4.5 game lead over the Padres for the division lead. So far, they have gone 7-4 in divisional matchups.

The Dodgers have won three straight series, and their overall series record is 7-5 this season. They are 4-0 in series on the road and 3-5 in series at home. Los Angeles has been really good on the road this year, going 11-5 compared to 9-8 at home. This season, the Dodgers have been the favorite in all but one game, and they are 20-12 in those matchups. As for their record in night games, the Dodgers are 13-5 this year.

When the Dodgers win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.1 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose by an average of 2.5 runs. Their overall run line record is 16-17, with a 6-11 mark at home and a 10-6 record on the road. They are 16-16 as the favorite and 0-1 as the underdog.

When the Dodgers play at home, the over/under line is set at 9.5 runs. Their games have averaged 9.2 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 19-14. The average over/under line for their games this season is 9 runs. The over/under line has been set at 9.5 runs for just 9.1% of their games this season, and their over/under record in those games is 2-2. Their current under streak is at 2 games.

Gavin Stone Gets The Start For The Dodgers

After a no-decision in his first start, Gavin Stone has picked up wins in each of his last two outings. He went 6 2/3 innings against the Padres and then went 7 innings in his last start vs. the Blue Jays. Stone has been able to keep the ball in the park so far, as he has only given up 2 home runs in 16 1/3 innings pitched.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

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Los Angeles comes into the game as the league’s top-scoring offense, averaging 5.4 runs per game. They also have the league’s best team batting average at .271 and have the league’s best on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Mookie Betts has been leading the way for the Dodgers’ offense, hitting .377 for the season and has gone 7/20 in his last five games.

Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez have also been big power threats for the Dodgers, with Ohtani having gone deep seven times and Hernandez six times. Ohtani is batting .336 for the season, and Hernandez is hitting just .254.

Braves vs Dodgers Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Braves vs. Dodgers matchup is that the Dodgers will pick up a 6-5 win at home. If you’re looking to place a bet on this game, we would recommend taking the Dodgers on the money line, where they are currently at -115.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Charlie Morton finishing with more strikeouts than Gavin Stone, as we have Morton finishing with six and Stone with five. As for the offenses, we have the Braves finishing with more hits than the Dodgers, but the Dodgers are projected to hit more home runs.

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