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Atlanta Braves Starter Lucas Sims Out to Silence Los Angeles Dodgers Bats in MLB Contest

The Los Angeles Dodgers pay a visit to Atlanta on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Braves bats in baseball betting action at SunTrust Park.

Los Angeles puts its faith in starter Kenta Maeda to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-4. Getting the ball for the Atlanta Braves is Lucas Sims, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Atlanta Braves in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 174 at BetOnline for Tuesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.9-3.8 victory for the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

48-56 Atlanta battles the Dodgers, currently with a 74-31 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Atlanta Braves rated this week at No. 22 and the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has baseball's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 9.06 hits per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers average 8.71 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the list.

Atlanta owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 4.62 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating San Francisco 3-2 in extra innings at Dodger Stadium.

The Braves endured a 7-6 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Monday, with M Foltynewicz throwing 4 innings of 7-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta
  • Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
  • Atlanta is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Atlanta, Wednesday, August 2nd