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Braves open series at Dodger Stadium

Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves will begin a west-coast swing on Thursday night as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in MLB betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Hudson is the projected Atlanta starter for Thursday, and he sits at 4-4 with a 4.80 ERA on the season. The righthander took a no-decision against the Nationals in his most recent outing after allowing just one unearned run in 7 1-3 innings of work.

Los Angeles hands the ball to starter Zack Greinke in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year.

View Atlanta vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Los Angeles was a -127 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at GTbets.eu, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Dodgers, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Braves, who rate a National League No. 9 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers' league No. 9-ranked defense.

The Braves were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Julio Teheran blew away 11 Pittsburgh batter in the Braves' last start, leading them to a 5-0 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at +210 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Clayton Kershaw's start, as they lost 6-2 against San Diego on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Braves at Dodgers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Atlanta's last 20 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games when playing Atlanta
LA Dodgers4-0-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at LA Dodgers, Friday, June 7