Dodgers vs. Braves Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers won again yesterday and are now going for a four-game road sweep at the Atlanta Braves. Can Los Angeles secure the victory today or will Atlanta manage to salvage a game?
957 Los Angeles Dodgers at 958 Atlanta Braves
Sunday, July 28, 2018
SunTrust Park at 1:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +120 underdog, while the total sits at 9 runs. As of Sunday morning, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Puig returns with a bang
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig came off the disabled list to have a big night at the plate as he finished 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs in a 5-1 win. Chris Taylor went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI from the leadoff spot. Manny Machado was 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI. Austin Barnes was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run. Alex Wood threw 5 2/3 innings of shutout baseball to earn the win, giving up only one hit with five strikeouts and four walks.
Camargo homers in defeat
Braves third baseman Johan Camargo was 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday that provided the hosts' only run. Tyler Flowers was 0-for-2, but reached base twice on two walks. Max Fried took the loss as he gave up one earned run on two hits with seven strikeouts and three walks over five innings.
Ross Stripling (8-2, 2.43 ERA) gets the call for LA today, while Atlanta turns to Sean Newcomb (9-5, 3.41).
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 8-2 in their last 10 Sunday games. Los Angeles is 23-9 in its last 32 road games.
The Braves are 11-4 in their last 15 Sunday games. Atlanta is 9-25 in the last 34 meetings.
Los Angeles has been rolling since adding Machado to the mix and is rightfully favored here. Stripling has had a strong season and that shouldn't change here against a struggling Braves offense. Meanwhile, Newcomb has struggled with consistency the last couple of months. I can't go against the Dodgers to complete the sweep.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -130