Dodgers vs. Braves Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost their last two games, but still hold onto a half-game lead in the NL West standings. Can Los Angeles get back on the winning track when it opens up a series tonight at the Atlanta Braves?
Thursday, July 26, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -129 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +119 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Thursday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Dodgers surrender five in fifth, lose at Philly
A five-run fifth inning by the Phillies sent LA to a 7-3 defeat at Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs to help pace the offense. Manny Machado finished 1-for-3 plus a walk. Max Muncy was 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Alex Verdugo finished 2-for-4 with a double. Walker Buehler suffered the loss as he allowed five earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk over 4 2/3 innings.
Braves crushed by Marlins
After winning the opener of the quick two-game series, Atlanta was unable to complete the sweep over Miami as it lost 9-3 on Wednesday. Julio Teheran took the loss as he gave up nine earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks over 4 1/3 innings. Charlie Culberson helped lead the Braves offense by going 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Freddie Freeman was 2-for-4, while Johan Camargo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 20-9 in its last 29 road games. Los Angeles is 6-2 in the last eight meetings.
The Braves are 7-1 in their last eight Thursday games. Atlanta is 8-2 in Sanchez' last 10 starts on grass.
Hill looks to have righted the ship to his season, while Sanchez has been a huge boost to the Atlanta rotation. If both starters can work into the seventh inning before turning it over to the bullpens, this game has a great chance at hitting the under. A lot of bettors will gravitate toward the two offenses, but there is very solid pitching in this matchup too.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: DODGERS/BRAVES UNDER 9