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Dodgers face Atlanta Braves: MLB odds preview and stats

Los Angeles DodgersAtlanta Braves
Aug 17, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Atlanta and Los Angeles on Friday, with the host Braves trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Tommy Hanson gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 12-5 mark. In the other dugout, Chris Capuano brings a 11-8 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:
The visitors opened as +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dodgers sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 12 lineup of the Dodgers at 4 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Dodgers were a 10-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 10-6 loss against Pittsburgh on Thursday, as Joe Blanton wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Atlanta was a 6-0 winner in its last match at home against the Padres. They won as -190 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kris Medlen chucked 9 shutout innings at the Padres in their last game, striking out 6 in a 6-0 win against San Diego in baseball action at Turner Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Dodgers at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Atlanta's last 16 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Atlanta, Saturday, August 18