Dodgers vs. Braves Saturday Prediction
The Dodgers took Game 1 of their series with the Braves but after cashing as an underdog last night, will they come through as a large favorite tonight? This series continues at 7:20 p.m. ET when Hyun-Jin Ryu faces Mike Foltynewicz.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 17, 2019
7:20 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 72% of the betting tickets are on the Dodgers to beat the Braves on the moneyline.
Los Angeles Dodgers Fantasy Spin
Max Muncy blasted his 30th home run of the season as the Dodgers defeated the Braves on Friday evening in Atlanta. Muncy's go-ahead three-run blast off of Sean Newcomb gave the Braves a 5-3 lead in the seventh inning and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. That was his only hit in five at-bats on the night. It's the second straight season in which the 28-year-old slugger has eclipsed the 30-homer plateau. He has done so while hitting .258/.368/.523 with 84 RBI this season.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Matt Joyce went 1-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Friday as the Braves fell to the Dodgers. Joyce delivered a two-run single off of Kenta Maeda in the second inning that gave the Braves an early 2-1 lead. It would be his only hit in four trips to the plate in the contest. For the season, the 35-year-old outfielder is hitting .254/.356/.421 with four homers and 15 RBI in 114 at-bats.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last six road games.
The Braves are 5-1 in their last six games versus the National League West.
The Dodgers are 4-1 in Ryu’s last five starts against the BRraves, are 9-3 in their last 12 games played in Atlanta and are 35-16 in their last 51 games versus the Braves overall. Meanwhile, Atlanta has dropped four straight games in which Foltynewicz’s starts versus the Dodgers. The Braves are also 1-11 in his last 12 outings versus the National League West and are 3-10 in his last 13 home outings.
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -167