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MLB Betting: Braves vs. Dodgers

Derek Lowe faces his former team tonight when he leads the Atlanta Braves up against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lowe (2-2, 1.82) picked up a win against the Mets in his last start after surrendering two runs on five his in six innings. Opposing him for the Dodgers will be Jon Garland (0-1, 11.25). In his season debut last time out Garland was ripped for five runs on nine hits in four innings in a loss against St. Louis.

View Atlanta vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Braves listed as favorites of 132 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 16-rated National League offense, averaging 3.2 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.1 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (7.7 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.7 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 10-1 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at +105 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 10-1 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Tuesday, with Brandon Beachy throwing 6 innings of 2-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

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


A few Braves at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 10 games
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at LA Dodgers, Thursday, April 21

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