Braves vs. Dodgers Free Pick
LOS ANGELES, CA (ATS Consultants) - The Braves have been excellent over the course of their last 10 games but they're coming off a loss to the Dodgers on Thursday. Will Atlanta rebound tonight when it visits L.A. again at 10:10PM ET?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Dodgers are -109 money line favorites over the Braves, who are +101 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Dodgers opened as -113 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -109, while the Braves opened at +104 on the ML and are now +101. Atlanta is 37-23 overall and 16-16 on the road, while Los Angeles is 26-33 and 17-16 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 53% of the betting public currently favors Atlanta. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest MLB trends, Atlanta is 1-5 last 6 as a dog and 2-5 last 7 Friday games. LA Dodgers are 8-3 last 11 as a favorite, 5-1 last 6 home games and 5-0 in Ryu's last 5 starts as a favorite.
The Atlanta Braves (37-23, 16-16 away, 33-26 O/U) continue to play ordinary baseball on the road, while the Dodgers (26-33, 17-16 home, 31-25 O/U) have won three of their last four. The Dodgers have gotten a huge lift from Cuban star Yasiel Puig, who was just called up this week. The 22-year old is 7-for-16 with three home runs and nine RBIs in just four games. He also hit a Grand Slam against the Braves in the opening game of the series. They also got a strong performance (finally) from Zack Greinke, who hurled seven strong innings on Thursday night. Atlanta sends LHP Paul Maholm (7-4, 3.66 ERA) to the mound against LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-2, 2.89 ERA). The Braves hit just .228 against lefties, while the Dodgers hit .270. Ryu last pitched on May 28 when he tossed a two-hit shutout against the Angels. He sat out his last start with a bruised foot but is fine to pitch. The Braves visit Dodger Stadium for Game 2 of this NL West series at 10:10pmET on Friday night.
MLB FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -109