Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9/1/2023 – Intro. On Friday, September 1, two MLB powerhouses come head-to-head in Game 2 of their exciting four-game series at Dodger Stadium in Atlanta and Los Angeles respectively. Both squads are looking to assert dominance in their respective divisions so this matchup promises to be an epic battle! In this blog post, we’ll take an in-depth look at both clubs by analyzing recent performances, key players, and pitching rotations so as to provide you with optimal insight and betting odds ahead of the thrilling battle that is guaranteed come Friday, September 1. The baseball betting odds are updated online as these top teams clash in an important National League game.
Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9/1/2023
|When:||Friday, August 28, 10:10 PM ET|
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 1, 2023
The Atlanta Braves have their sights set on remaining on top of the National League in the 2023 MLB season and continuing their dominance. At present, they boast an impressive record of 87-45 with an overwhelming 13.5-game lead in NL East division. Furthermore, their lineup boasts top talent which makes them formidable opponents to contend with.
Ronald Acuna Jr. has led his team’s charge, amassing 178 hits with an outstanding.334 batting average and leading MLB with 61 stolen bases; further contributing 29 homers and 79 RBIs to help advance their cause.
Matt Olson has made an invaluable contribution to the Braves team this season, leading the team with 43 homers and 112 RBIs. Austin Riley joined Acuna Jr. and Olson on an incredible power duo; adding 31 homers himself. Furthermore, Eddie Rosario, Ozzie Albies, Sean Murphy, and Marcell Ozuna each scored 20+ homers this year.
Max Fried will take the mound for Atlanta in this key matchup and boasts an outstanding record: 5-1 with an ERA of 2.85. Additionally, 53 strikeouts have been recorded since he returned from being on Injured List – making him an indispensable member of their pitching rotation.
Players to watch: Ronald Acuna Jr. RF (GP 132, AB 533, R 119, H 178, 2B 31, 3B 3, HR 29, RBI 79, TB 302, BB 69, SO 73, SB 61, AVG 0.334, OBP 0.416, SLG 0.567, OPS 0.982, WAR 6.5, Austin Riley 3B (GP 132, AB 528, R 97, H 146, 2B 25, 3B 1, HR 31, RBI 81, TB 266, BB 47, SO 138, SB 3, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.337, SLG 0.504, OPS 0.841, WAR 4.6
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers are on an aggressive pursuit to claim first place in the National League and secure home-field advantage for the World Series. At present, with an 83-49 record and sitting comfortably atop their division of 14 games ahead of rival Giants.
Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers’ offensive attack with 36 homers and an astounding 94 RBIs, while Max Muncy has contributed 31 home runs and 88 RBIs to help ensure team success. J.D. Martinez and Freddie Freeman have also shown their worth as players within this deep lineup.
Freddie Freeman stands out with an outstanding batting average of 338 and an on-base percentage of.413, featuring 25 home runs and 51 doubles to help sustain an incredible offensive attack. At this crucial game for the Dodgers, Julio Urias will take to the mound, an experienced southpaw with an 11-7 record and 4.41 ERA who boasts 113 strikeouts during the 2023 campaign – making him an invaluable member of their pitching lineup.
Players to watch: Freddie Freeman 1B (GP 132, AB 526, R 111, H 178, 2B 51, 3B 2, HR 25, RBI 89, TB 308, BB 59, SO 98, SB 17, AVG 0.338, OBP 0.413, SLG 0.586, OPS 0.998, WAR 6, Mookie Betts RF (GP 126, AB 494, R 113, H 156, 2B 36, 3B 1, HR 36, RBI 94, TB 302, BB 76, SO 90, SB 10, AVG 0.316, OBP 0.41, SLG 0.611, OPS 1.021, WAR 7.6.
Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games.
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
Atlanta are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Braves is 5-15 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games played in September.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games played on a Friday.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Dodgers’ last 8 games.
LA Dodgers are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Dodgers’ last 9 games against Atlanta.
LA Dodgers are 15-2 SU in their last 17 games at home.
LA Dodgers are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Atlanta.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Dodgers’ last 8 games against an opponent in the National League East Division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Dodgers’ last 5 games played in September.
Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks
The Braves come into this series on an impressive four-game winning streak, showing their dominance of late. Their recent sweep over the Colorado Rockies demonstrated this, with key players like Marcell Ozuna and Michael Harris II turning in stellar performances. On the other side of things, the Dodgers have experienced unprecedented success, boasting four consecutive wins and nine series victories – led by Mookie Betts and Max Muncy who have both been instrumental in leading them towards such success.
Max Fried, the Braves’ left-handed ace pitcher will take to the mound against the Dodgers on Tuesday in what promises to be an intense pitching matchup. Fried has had great success since returning from injury in the IL and previously outpitching them, making him an intimidating foe.
Julio Urias will present an interesting challenge against Fried’s pitching style for the Dodgers. Urias boasts an outstanding record against Fried and will look to continue his winning ways against the Atlanta Braves. As the Braves and Dodgers meet for Game 2 in this high-stakes series, the stakes could not be higher for either side. Boasting impressive lineups and formidable pitchers from each side, this matchup promises excitement and intrigue for baseball fans and bettors alike. The MLB baseball betting lines are up and running and the Dodgers are predicted to win this exciting game.
Score Prediction: Dodgers 6, Braves 5.