Dodgers continue series in Atlanta
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves will be back on the diamond at Turner Field on Saturday night as the National League clubs continue their three-game MLB betting series.
And the Braves will be turning to Kris Medlen on Saturday, with the righthander looking to improve on his 1-5 mark to start the season. Atlanta has picked up the loss in each of Medlen's last five trips to the mound, and they're 2-6 over his eight outings.
Los Angeles counters with Chris Capuano, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.
The visitors were +-168 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 9-ranked Braves and the National League No. 8-rated Dodgers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).
Atlanta owns the National League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 9-rated defense.
Los Angeles was an 8-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as +118 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 8-5 on Friday behind a start from Paul Maholm at Turner Field.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Dodgers at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing Atlanta
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Dodgers' last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
LA Dodgers at Atlanta, Sunday, May 19