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Dodgers vs Braves Baseball Game Preview

Los Angeles DodgersAtlanta Braves
Sep 4, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Odds

68-70TEAM RECORD81-57

Atlanta will look to improve on its 81-57 record when take on Los Angeles, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

Clayton Kershaw gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Dodgers on this day; he's 17-5 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Randall Delgado, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 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 favorites of 120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, 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:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Dodgers are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +141 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Dodgers beat Atlanta in extra innings, earning a 2-1 victory at Turner Field in MLB wagering action.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Dodgers at Braves trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games
Atlanta is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Washington, Monday, September 5
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Monday, September 5