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David vs Goliath in Los Angeles Tonight

Clayton Kershaw

Dodger Stadium will play host to the most contrasting pitching matchup on the MLB schedule today, when the Braves send Bud Norris to the mound to duel with Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers have won all but one of Kershaw’s 11 starts this season, while Norris carriers an ugly 6.45 road ERA into the game.

Shark Bites
  • Opposing batters have a .143 AVG vs Kershaw at Dodger Stadium this season.
  • The Dodgers have won five straight games at home.
  • The Braves were swept by the Dodgers in April.

The Braves have actually been better on the road than they have been at home this season, but at 10-15 outside of Atlanta, they’re still not very good. Braves hitters have combined to hit a better than expected .240 in 104 combined at-bats against Kershaw, but Braves backers (do those exists?) shouldn’t expect much from their club today.

At home this season, Kershaw has a 1.47 ERA and a 5-1 record. He’s given up just one home run at home in 49 innings pitched. Kershaw faced the Braves back in April, and allowed one run in 8.0 innings of work with 10 K’s on the way to a 2-1 Dodgers win.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Los Angeles Dodgers as -380 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-1.0 win for the Dodgers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

29-27 Los Angeles battles the Braves, currently with a 16-38 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game puts the Los Angeles Dodgers, most recently No. 9 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Atlanta Braves, who rate a No. 24 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 18-rated offensive output, at 7.96 hits per game. The Atlanta Braves average 7.59 hits per game, good for No. 29 on the list.

Atlanta brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 4-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta suffered a 4-2 loss against Los Angeles on Friday, as J Teheran wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • LA Dodgers is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Los Angeles, Sunday, June 5th