Free MLB Pick: Braves vs. Dodgers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(69-59) Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (82-48)
Date: Monday, August 30th, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly (Atl) vs. Julio Urias (LAD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves +210 Dodgers -286
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
In a rematch from last season’s National League Championship Series, the Braves travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in a 3-game series beginning Monday. The Braves will send Drew Smyly to the hill for this one, something that’s been working out real well for them as of late. They are 12-1 in his last 13 starts. The Dodgers will send Julio Urias to the hill. They’ve won the last 4 he’s started.
The Braves went 9-0 on a recent road trip that saw them sweep Washington, Miami, and Baltimore. They then returned home to face much stiffer competition. The Braves dropped two straight to the streaking Yankees and as of this writing have split the first 2 of a 3 game series against the team with the best record in baseball, the San Francisco Giants.
Following this series against the Dodgers, Atlanta’s schedule gets a lot easier. They will go 13 straight games in September without facing a team with a winning record. They travel to Colorado for 4, are home to Washington and Miami for 3 games each, and then another 4 at home against Colorado during that stretch.
They currently sit 4.5 up on Philadelphia for the division lead in the NL East. If they can just get through this stretch with the Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers, they have an opportunity to move beyond reach against the Rockies, Nationals, and Marlins.
They’ll send Drew Smyly to the hill for this one. The Braves like it when Smyly pitches, they’ve won 12 of the last 13 games he’s started.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are the defending champions, the team with the highest payroll in baseball, and the team with the second-best record in baseball yet will very likely have to play a 1-game sudden death wild card game at the end of the regular season. As of this writing, the Dodgers sit 2.5 games back from the Giants in the NL West despite having a .631 winning percentage. If they are unable to catch the Giants, it will be the first time since 2012 they haven’t won the division.
The Dodgers have had an incredible August, keeping their drive for a 9th straight division title alive. A 19-5 record so far this month would be enough to make considerable gains in any other division in baseball. With the Giants going 19-6 in the same span of time, however, the gains the Dodgers made were minimal. That’s how competitive things are at the top of the National League East.
It looks like the Dodgers will send Julio Urias to the hill for this one after some uncertainty. At one point Urias was going to face the Rockies on Sunday but then LA called up Mitch White to make that start instead. The Dodgers have won the last 4 games Urias has started and has won 8 out of the last 10 when he’s been on the hill.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Atlanta Braves have won their last 13 games on the road.
- Atlanta Braves have won 12 of the last 13 when Drew Smyly starts.
- Los Angeles Dodgers have won 4 straight with Julio Urias starting.
- Los Angeles Dodgers have won 21 of their last 27 against the Atlanta Braves.
- Los Angeles Dodgers are 10-4 at home in August.
Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
Picking the Dodgers is sometimes an easy thing to do, but it might not be the best move here. The Braves have been playing great baseball every time Drew Smyly has been on the mound going all the way back to the start of June. I like them to continue this trend and upset the Dodgers here, dropping the defending champs even farther back from the Giants in the National League East.
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