The Los Angeles Dodgers (44-25) go on the road to take on the Atlanta Braves (41-31) in the second game of their three-game series on Saturday evening as Freddie Freeman continues his first series back in Atlanta since signing with the Dodgers in March. These teams hold two of the top four records in the National League. The Dodgers are in first place in the NL West standings. On the other side, the Braves sit in second place in the NL East. Atlanta will start ace Max Fried (7-2, 2.77 ERA). Mitch White (1-1, 3.86 ERA) will be on the mound for Los Angeles.
First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Atlanta as the -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) in the latest Dodgers vs. Braves odds, while Los Angeles is the +130 underdog. The over-under for total runs is set at 8.5. Before making any Braves vs. Dodgers picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Dodgers vs. Braves, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Braves vs. Dodgers:
- Dodgers vs. Braves money line: Atlanta -150, Los Angeles +130
- Dodgers vs. Braves run line: Atlanta -1.5 (+140)
- Dodgers vs. Braves over-under: 8.5 runs
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- LAD: Dodgers are 4-0 in their last four road games
- ATL: Braves are 10-2 in their last 12 home games
Why you should back the Dodgers
Shortstop Trea Turner is an exceptional hitter with lightning-quick hands. Turner has excellent pitch recognition and bat speed to consistently get on base and generate hits. The 2021 All-Star is 11th in the majors in batting average (.318), tied for seventh in RBIs (52) along with 10 home runs. He has logged three-plus hits in consecutive matchups.
Freeman is up against his former squad, and he got off to a good start on Friday with a hit, two walks and a pair of runs scored. Freeman will look to have another good outing and continue his solid start to the season. The five-time All-Star has power to all parts of the field with sound eye discipline. Freeman is batting .304 with eight home runs and 45 RBIs. He's tallied 11 RBIs over his past five games.
Why you should back the Braves
Right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is an all-around talent for the Braves. Acuna Jr. has a great combination of speed, power with a strong throwing arm. The two-time All-Star displays defensive versatility and good bat control. Acuna Jr. has a batting average of .282 with seven dingers and 18 RBIs. On June 24, he went 2-for-3 with two singles.
After a slow start to the season, Dansby Swanson has turned it around and could be heading toward a career year. He's hitting .378 in June with a 1.079 OPS. The talented shortstop is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak and he's recorded at least one hit in all but two games this month.
How to make Braves vs. Dodgers picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 8.3 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.
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