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Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Bargain Odds on NL Matchup

Posted by: Mike Davis
Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The year’s MLB baseball betting action continues this Wednesday night with an enticing Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers contest. The Braves have lost their last two games in a rebound and will be vying to rebound on the road this Wednesday night. The Dodgers on the other hand, are 4-1 in their last 5 and are hopeful they can build on that success this Wednesday night. So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take this evening?

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Wednesday, May 8th     

When: 10:10 pm ET

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Baseball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Braves +1½ (-115) 8 (-105)) +183
Dodgers -1½ (-105) 8 (-115) -195
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Atlanta Braves         

Mike Foltynewicz - Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles DodgersThe Braves charge into this Wednesday night matchup sporting an 18-18 record that ranks them 2nd in the NL East. As aforementioned, Atlanta has dropped the last two in a row. Subsequently, the Braves are now 2 ½ games behind the NL East leading Philadelphia Phillies. Clearly the club is still in the mix of things but will need a win tonight to ensure they don’t fall too far down the divisional ladder. Unfortunately for the Braves, tonight’s MLB baseball betting odds are undoubtedly pegging them as the underdog this Wednesday evening. But to help prove the odds wrong, Atlanta will be starting Mike Foltynewicz this evening. So far this season, Foltynewicz has amassed an 0-1 record as well as a whopping 5.06 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Considering the Dodgers have the second most runs in the MLB, things aren’t looking up for Atlanta tonight.

Players to Watch: Ozzie Albies (7 HR, 18 RBI, .279 BA), Freddie Freeman (7 HR, 21 RBI, .288 BA), and Ronald Acuna Jr. (6 HR, 20 RBI, .278 BA).   

Los Angeles Dodgers  

Clayton Kershaw - Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles DodgersThe Dodgers make their way into tonight’s NL matchup flashing a 24-14 record that pegs them as the best team in the NL West. At the present time, Los Angeles has built up a decent lead over the division. In fact, they have a 3 game lead over Arizona and a 3 ½ game lead over the Padres. And to help build on their divisional lead this evening, Los Angeles will be starting none other than Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw enters this matchup with a 1-0 record as well as a 2.77 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP. Considering who the Braves are sending to the mound, it’s unquestionably clear that the Dodgers are tonight’s MLB baseball betting favorite.

Players to Watch: Justin Turner (4 HR, 17 RBI, .302 BA), Cody Bellinger (14 HR, 38 RBI, .403 BA), and Corey Seager (2 HR, 11 RBI, .234 BA).

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Atlanta are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League West division
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.
  • Atlanta has posted an 8-8 ATS record on the road through 16 away games this season
  • LA Dodgers are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games at home.
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 10 of LA Dodgers’ 18 home games this season
  • LA Dodgers have posted a 9-9 ATS record at home through 18 home games this season

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup? All things considered, taking the Dodgers is the only way to go here. All in all, the money line is pretty favorable so taking them straight up can pay off. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 8-1 Los Angeles.