Braves vs. Dodgers Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Dodgers continue their strong play at home when they welcome the Atlanta Braves to town tonight at 10:10PM ET?
959 Atlanta Braves vs. 960 Los Angeles Dodgers
Monday, May 6, 2019
10:10PM ET – Dodger Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -155 to win, while the Braves are listed with a money line of +145 to prevail. The over/under total is listed at 8 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 73 percent going on the Dodgers at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Braves sweep Miami
Atlanta is coming off a road sweep at Miami this past weekend, holding the Marlins to just five runs over the three games. The Braves are now 18-16 on the season, 8-6 on the road and 18-15 with the over. Atlanta has Max Fried on the mound tonight. He is 4-1 on the season with a 2.11 ERA.
The Braves are putting up 5.12 runs per game at the plate this season while hitting .265 as a team. Pitching-wise, Atlanta has a 4.29 team ERA with a 1.38 team WHIP. Dansby Swanson has been leading the team with six home runs and 25 RBI while Ronald Acuna Jr. has six home runs with 20 RBI and a .294 average.
Dodgers end brief road trip
Los Angeles wrapped up a brief 6-game road trip in San Diego this weekend. The Dodgers lost the series finale, 8-5, but went 3-3 over the six games. Los Angeles is 22-14 on the season, 12-4 at home and 19-17 with the over. Walker Buehler takes the mound for the Dodgers tonight. He is 3-0 with a 5.22 ERA this season.
The Dodgers are solid on the mound and at the plate this year. Offensively, Los Angeles is putting up 5.31 runs per game while hitting .256 as a team. When it comes to pitching, the Dodgers have a 4.03 team ERA and just a 1.16 team WHIP. Cody Bellinger has been on a tear for Los Angeles. He is hitting .412 with seven doubles, 14 home runs and 38 RBI. Joc Pederson is adding 10 home runs with 18 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are just 3-7 in their last 10 against NL West opponents, but 11-3 in their last 14 Monday games.
The Dodgers are 23-8 in their last 31 home games and 10-2 in their last 12 games against a right-handed starter.
Fried has been a really sound starter for Atlanta this season. He has been impressive against some pretty good lineups. However, this is still a West Coast trip for the Braves and they are facing one of the top teams in baseball. The Dodgers have a very powerful lineup that will challenge Fried. Buehler has been solid in his own right and has the better run support behind him. Los Angeles should be able to keep Atlanta at the plate while finding some runs of their own along the way.
MLB Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers -155