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MLB Game Preview - Dodgers underdogs vs Braves at Los Angeles

Atlanta BravesLos Angeles Dodgers
April 18, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

7-9TEAM RECORD7-9

The Atlanta Braves will look to grab a road win when they take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium on Monday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Tim Hudson for the Braves on the hill facing Ted Lilly for the Dodgers. Hudson brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Lilly is 0-2 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Dodgers as +115 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting started to move the line.

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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 3.2 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (7.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +183 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to New York on Sunday at Turner Field.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Cardinals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +106 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Dodgers hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Chad Billingsley struck out 11 batters in 2-1 victory on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Braves at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Dodgers
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games at home
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
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at LA Dodgers, Tuesday, April 19

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