Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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ATLANTA BRAVES LOS ANGELES DODGERS
45-48, 2nd in National League East July 20, 10:10 PM | Grass of Dodger Stadium 66-29, 1st in National League West
Atlanta at LA Dodgers, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 10:10 PM ET, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV: 10:10 p.m. ET, FSN Southeast (Atlanta), SportsNet LA (Los Angeles)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Braves RH Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 3.84 ERA) vs. Dodgers RH Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 3.38)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Atlanta Braves  [M. Foltynewicz -R] +1½ -110 +190 Ov 8½ -119
Los Angeles Dodgers [B. McCarthy -R] -1½ -110 -205 Un 8½ -101
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A winning streak will be on the line for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday when they battle the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium.

The Braves will give the ball to starter Mike Foltynewicz in this one. Right hander Foltynewicz is 7-5 this season with a 3.84 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Brandon McCarthy who starts for the Dodgers. Right hander McCarthy is 6-3 with a 3.37 ERA so far this season.

Foltynewicz is riding an eight-start unbeaten streak during which he has recorded four victories and allowed more than two runs only twice. One of those two instances occurred on Saturday, when the 25-year-old native of Illinois gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings of a no-decision against Arizona. Foltynewicz, who hasn’t lost since May 27 at San Francisco, will be facing Los Angeles for the first time in his career.

McCarthy is in the midst of an unbeaten streak of his own but has picked up just one win during the five-start stretch. The 34-year-old Californian escaped with his third consecutive no-decision at Miami on Friday after surrendering four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. McCarthy lost his only career start against Atlanta on June 6, 2014, when he yielded three runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 frames.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 205-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Atlanta Braves face the unenviable task of trying to cool down the Los Angeles Dodgers when the clubs begin a four-game series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. The National League West-leading Dodgers are riding an 11-game winning streak and have captured 31 of their last 35 contests – the best stretch in franchise history since the 1899 Brooklyn Superbas put together an identical string.

Los Angeles rolled to a rain-shortened 9-1 triumph over the White Sox in Chicago on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep and improve to a major league-best 66-29 – the franchise’s best record after 95 games since the 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers went 67-28. Enrique Hernandez went deep twice, Chris Taylor and Corey Seager combined to go 6-for-8 with two homers, five RBIs and five runs scored and Justin Turner recorded a pair of hits to raise his league-leading batting average to .372 as the Dodgers moved 37 games above .500 for the first time since 1974. Atlanta begins an 11-game road trip after being swept by the Chicago Cubs in a three-game home series during which it was outscored 17-6. Ender Inciarte has recorded four multi-hit performances over his last six contests after going 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday’s 8-2 setback.

The Dodgers were a 9-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Braves were a 8-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Atlanta:
Team record: 45-48 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
Atlanta is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road

Los Angeles:
Team record: 66-29 SU
Current Streak: won 11 straight games.
LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Los Angeles Friday, July 21

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. The Dodgers own the best 35-game stretch in the NL since the 1936 New York Giants.

2. Atlanta 1B Freddie Freeman (virus) exited Wednesday’s loss to Chicago after four innings and is questionable for the series opener.

3. Los Angeles LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) threw a four-inning simulated game on Wednesday and is expected to be activated from the disabled list and start against Minnesota on Monday.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Los Angeles Dodgers will win outright at -205 and the game will go over 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Dodgers 6, Braves 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
ATL TEAM LA
4.62 RUNS 5.15
5.11 RUNS AGNST 3.24
-0.48 DIFF 1.91
$608 MONEY $2,351
4.63 TEAM ERA 3.07
9.06 OFF HITS 8.65
2.80 OFF WALKS 4.19
7.57 OFF Ks 8.76
9.03 DEF HITS 7.40
3.49 DEF WALKS 2.60
7.39 DEF Ks 9.59
INJURIES
ATLANTA BRAVES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Withrow P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Marksberry P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Biddle P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew McKirahan P 15-Day Disabled List
William Perez P 15-Day Disabled List
Paco Rodriguez P 60-Day Disabled List
Mallex Smith OF 15-day Disabled List
Dan Winkler P 15-Day Disabled List
A.J. Pierzynski C 15-Day Disabled List
Eric O’Flaherty P 15-Day Disabled List
Rob Whalen P 15-Day Disabled List
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Scott Van Slyke OF 15-Day Disabled List
Louis Coleman P 15-Day Disabled List
Trace Thompson OF 15-Day Disabled List
Andre Ethier OF 60-Day Disabled List
Yimi Garcia P 15-Day Disabled List
Kike Hernandez 1B 15-Day Disabled List
Clayton Kershaw P 15-Day Disabled List
Chin-Hui Tsao P 15-Day Disabled List
Alex Wood P 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Hatcher P 60-Day Disabled List
Hyun-Jin Ryu P 15-Day Disabled List
Josh Ravin P 15-Day Disabled List
Brett Anderson P 15-Day Disabled List
Scott Kazmir P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
ATLANTA BRAVES
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Atlanta is 1-10 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games at home
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Atlanta
LA Dodgers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Atlanta
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Atlanta’s Overall Scoring vs LA Dodgers’s Overall Defense 4.6 9 3.2 1
Atlanta’s Away Scoring vs LA Dodgers’s Home Defense 4.9 4 2.9 1
Atlanta’s Road ERA vs LA Dodgers’s Home ERA Allowed 4.2 8 5.5 4
LA Dodgers’s Overall Scoring vs Atlanta’s Overall Defense 5.2 3 5.1 12
LA Dodgers’s Home Scoring vs Atlanta’s Road Defense 5.4 4 4.7 8
LA Dodgers’s Home ERA vs Atlanta’s Road ERA Allowed 2.7 1 4.2 7
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
BRAVES
Braves are second in the league in free passes at 3.3 per game.
Braves are second worst in K’s per game with 8.5.
Braves are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.4 runs per game.
Braves are second best in walks allowed in the league at 2.5 per game.
DODGERS
Dodgers have allowed the third fewest runs in the league at 3.6 runs per game.
Dodgers allow the third least hits in the league at 8.2 per game.
Dodgers strike out the second most opponents in the league with 8.0 per game.

 

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