Atlanta Braves at LA Dodgers 8/30/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves
Date & Time: 8/31/2021, 2:10 AM UTC
Location: Dodger Stadium,
Address: Los Angeles, CA
Latest Odds: LAD -181 ; O/U 9
TV Channel: ESPN

On Monday, the Atlanta Braves open a three-game series on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Atlanta is 69-59 following a 5-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Atlanta has lost three of the last four but remains in first place 4 ½ games ahead of the second place Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East.

Third baseman Austin Riley is batting .304 to lead Atlanta, while first baseman Freddie Freeman is the leader in home runs with 27, hits with 141 and on-base percentage at .391. Second baseman Ozzie Albies is the leader in RBIs with 85. On Monday, Atlanta will send Drew Smyly to the mound. The left-hander is 9-3 with an ERA of 4.54, 104 Ks and 39 BBs.

Los Angeles improved to 82-48 following a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Will Smith hit a two-run single to snap a tie in the eighth inning and help lead the Dodgers to the victory. Los Angeles is second in the National League West 2 ½ games behind the first-place San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers have won four of the last five and 13 of the last 15.

Third baseman Justin Turner is batting .279 to lead Los Angeles, while first baseman Max Muncy is the leader in home runs with 28, RBIs with 76 and on-base percentage at .391. Left fielder Chris Taylor is the leader in hits with 122. On Monday, Los Angeles will send Walker Buehler to the mound. The right-hander is 13-2 with an ERA of 2.02, 178 Ks and 42 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Atlanta is 1-4 in its last 5 against an opponent with a winning record
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Braves last 7
  • Los Angeles is 38-17 in its last 55
  • The UNDER has cashed in 14 of the Dodgers last 19
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Los Angeles has dominated Atlanta, winning 21 of the last 27 at home against the Braves and 37 of the last 55 overall. Los Angeles starting pitcher Walker Buehler has had five consecutive strong outings. The right-hander has allowed a combined five earned runs on 22 hits across 33 ⅓ innings for an ERA of only 1.38, which has resulted in the Dodgers winning four of the five. In the only loss during that stretch, Los Angeles was held shutout 3-0 by Houston. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 7-2.

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