Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves – Free PickAugust 1, 2017
MLB: LAD -175
Aug. 1, 2017
The (48-56) Atlanta Braves will face the (74-31) L.A. Dodgers in today’s matchup.
The Los Angeles Dodgers pay a visit to Atlanta on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Braves bats in baseball betting action at SunTrust Park.
Los Angeles puts its faith in starter Kenta Maeda to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-4. Getting the ball for the Atlanta Braves is Lucas Sims, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.
Home of the Brave?
The Atlanta Braves snapped the Dodgers’ 11-game winning streak July 20, then won again in Los Angeles the next night.
The Dodgers have won all eight games since and are on yet another winning streak going into a three-game series at Atlanta that begins Tuesday night. Los Angeles is opening a nine-game trip.
Despite a 74-31 record that includes 39 victories in their past 45 games, the Dodgers added starter Yu Darvish and two left-handed relievers Monday just before the non-waiver trade deadline.
“I think it will definitely be an emotional boost for the team,” Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said of the deals. “It’s hard to say they need it.” According to www.MLB.com
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has baseball’s No. 17-rated offensive output, at 9.06 hits per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers average 8.71 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the list.
Atlanta owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 4.62 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles’s No. 1-rated defense.
Despite, the Dodgers’ record and Atlanta breaking two consecutive win-streaks for L.A., the smart money is on the Dodgers and I’m certain that the Dodgers didn’t forget what happened two weeks ago at home against the Braves. Take the L.A. Dodgers on the moneyline with a favorable payout at (+$175).
We are (1-0) on the week, so far with the New York Yankees defeating the Detroit Tigers yesterday (7-3).
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