Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction 5/4/2024

The Atlanta Braves (20-10) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers (21-13) on Saturday, May 4th. This game will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and televised on SNLA. The Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Braves are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 9:10 ET.

Braves vs Dodgers

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Dodgers vs Braves series. Los Angeles went into the matchup as slight favorites at -114 and squeaked out a 4-3 win. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, and the Braves could only muster one more run in the 8th inning. As for the Dodgers, they scored the game’s go-ahead run in the 5th, and both offenses went silent after that.

Atlanta’s Charlie Morton pitched well in the game, going six innings and giving up just two earned runs on five hits. However, he took the loss in the game. Jesse Chavez also had a rough outing out of the bullpen, giving up the go-ahead run. As for the Dodgers, Gavin Stone got a win in the game, going six innings and giving up one earned run on five hits.

Offensively, the Dodgers were led by a huge game from Andy Pages, who went 4/5 with a home run. He scored three of the Dodgers’ four runs. As for the Braves, Austin Riley went 2/5 with a homer.

Atlanta is on the road today vs. the Dodgers, and they are 20-10 overall this season. The Braves trail the Phillies by just a half-game in the NL East and have gone 8-4 in divisional games. Currently, they are taking part in a series, and the Braves’ series record is 7-2-1 this year.

So far, the Braves have been really good as the favorite, going 20-9 this year. However, they are just 0-1 as the underdog, which includes an 9-6 mark on the road. At home, the Braves have been even better at 11-4 this year. Atlanta is 6-4 over their last 10 games overall.

Atlanta is 15-15 vs. the run line this season, but they are 9-6 on the road. They have covered in two straight road games and are 14-15 when favored. Their average run differential this season is +1.6 runs per game, but they are +2.4 runs per game on the road.

Atlanta’s under streak has reached 10 games, with the Braves’ combined run average for the season sitting at 9.1. Their over/under record for the year is 11-17, and their over/under record when the line is set at 9 runs is 2-5-1. So far this season, 33.3% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9 runs, with 40.0% of their games having lines set below 9 runs.

Bryce Elder Gets The Start For The Braves

Getting the start for the Braves on the road against the Dodgers is Bryce Elder. He has been great in his first two outings, with a win in his first start and then a no-decision in his last outing. Elder has yet to give up an earned run this season, and in his last start, he went 6 2/3 innings and struck out four.

Braves Offense Breakdown

Not only are the Braves the top-scoring team in the league at 5.3 runs per game, they also have the league’s best batting average and on-base percentage. As a team, they are batting .263 and have an on-base percentage of .332. They have also been hitting for power this season, as their team slugging percentage of .425 is 3rd in the league.

Marcell Ozuna has been the league’s top run producer so far, as his 32 RBIs are the best in the league. He is also 2nd in the league with 9 home runs and is batting .310. Ozuna is also on a seven-game hitting streak. Travis d’Arnaud has gone deep five times this season and is 6th in the league with 16 RBIs. Ozzie Albies comes into the game with a seven-game hitting streak but has gone deep just one time this season.

Los Angeles hosts the Braves today with an overall record of 21-13, good for 1st place in the NL West. The Dodgers lead the Padres by 4.5 games in the division and are 7-4 against other NL West teams. They have won two straight games, and this came after dropping three in a row.

So far, the Dodgers have been really good on the road, putting together an 11-5 record. At home, they are 10-8 this year. Los Angeles has been really good in night games, going 14-6 this year. As the favorite, the Dodgers are 21-12, and they are 0-1 as the underdog. Looking at their overall series record, the Dodgers are 7-5 and have won three straight series. Their road series winning streak is at four right now.

When betting the run line on the Dodgers, it’s best to take them on the road, where they are 10-6 against the run line. They are just 6-12 against the run line at home, where they have an average run margin of just 0.8 runs per game.

The Dodgers are 19-15 on the over/under this season and the average over/under line in their games is 9 runs. In their last 10 games, the over/under record is 5-5. The under has hit in three straight games for the Dodgers, and the combined run average in their games this season is 9.2 runs.

Tyler Glasnow Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Right-hander Tyler Glasnow is starting for the Dodgers today and comes into the game with a record of 5-1 and an ERA of 2.72. So far, he has made five quality starts and is averaging 11.09 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Glasnow went six innings, giving up one earned run, and picking up the win. Before that, he had given up at least two homers in three straight starts. Opponents are batting .172 off Glasnow this season. He has been much better on the road, with an ERA of 1.7 compared to 4.2 at home.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

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As a team, the Dodgers are batting .271, which is the best mark in the league right now. They also have the best on-base percentage and OPS in the league. Not only are they the best hitting team in the league, but they also have the 2nd most home runs in the league. The Dodgers have been even better at home this season, averaging 5.5 runs per game.

Will Smith has been on a tear of late, going 9/26 with three homers over his last six games. He is also on a seven-game hitting streak. Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani have also been swinging the bat well, with Betts hitting .363 and Ohtani at .336. Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez are tied for the team lead with seven homers.

Braves vs Dodgers Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Braves vs. Dodgers game is to take the over, with the line sitting at 9 runs. We actually have the Dodgers winning this one by a score of 6-5, meaning you could also take the Dodgers on the money line. However, with a payout of -173, we prefer the over.

Looking at today’s starters, we have Tyler Glasnow finishing with six strikeouts, which is the third-best projection among today’s starters. As for Bryce Elder, we have him finishing with just four K’s, which is second-worst.

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