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Dodgers vs Braves Baseball Game Preview

Los Angeles DodgersAtlanta Braves
Sep 2, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Odds

66-70TEAM RECORD81-55

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.

Chad Billingsley gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Dodgers on this day; he's 10-10 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Brandon Beachy, who will be looking to improve on his 7-2 mark.

View LA Dodgers vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Dodgers listed as underdogs of +-160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dodgers sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Dodgers rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

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

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +114 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles rolled to a 6-4 win against Pittsburgh on Thursday, as Dana Eveland and the Dodgers' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Nationals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -200 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Thursday, with Tim Hudson throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Turner Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Dodgers at Braves trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 10 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Atlanta is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Atlanta, Saturday, September 3