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Atlanta pays a visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday looking to derail the Dodgers' hot home start.

LA has been the best bet in baseball so far in April, leading the moneyline standings and running to an unbeaten mark at home.

Brandon Beachy, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Braves, while the Dodgers trot Ted Lilly to the mound in this one. He is 2-0 so far in 2012.

View Atlanta vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Dodgers) and the No. 2 (Braves) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.4 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Braves hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Dodgers on April 24. Bettors who backed the Braves at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium behind starter Mike Minor.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

 

A few Braves at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 10 games on the road
Atlanta is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
LA Dodgers are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Pittsburgh, Friday, April 27
LA Dodgers home to Washington, Friday, April 27

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