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Baseball odds preview - Los Angeles vs. Atlanta

Los Angeles DodgersAtlanta Braves
Aug 18, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Dodgers arrive at Turner Field on Saturday.

Ben Sheets gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 4-2 mark. In the other dugout, Aaron Harang brings a 8-7 ledger to the game for the Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

View LA Dodgers vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Braves as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 5-ranked Braves and the National League No. 2-rated Dodgers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Dodgers rank No. 11 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -112 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Dodgers got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Atlanta on Friday; it was a 4-3 final at Turner Field in MLB wagering action.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Dodgers at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Atlanta, Sunday, August 19

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