Atlanta sends Paul Maholm vs Hyun-Jin Ryu in Braves vs Dodgers game

Los Angeles DodgersAtlanta Braves
May 17, 7:30 PM | GrassTurner Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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Los Angeles pays a visit to Atlanta on Friday, hoping to shut down the Braves bats in baseball action at Turner Field.

The Braves will turn to Paul Maholm and his 4-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Dodgers send Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2) to the hill.

View LA Dodgers vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before the first pitch in this match found them as +-130-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 9 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Dodgers, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Dodgers rank No. 6 in the National League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-1 winner at home against the Nationals. Bettors on Los Angeles at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Dodgers enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Wednesday, with Zack Greinke throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta suffered a 5-3 loss against Arizona on Wednesday, as Tim Hudson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Chase Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Dodgers at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Atlanta, Saturday, May 18