Atlanta Braves vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 5/5/24

LA Dodgers (21-13) vs Atlanta Braves (20-10)

Game Info: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

James Paxton (3-0) (3.51) vs Max Fried (2-0) (4.02)

Betting Odds: LA Dodgers +105 / Atlanta Braves -125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Braves and LA Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Dodger Stadium. Here’s a Atlanta Braves vs LA Dodgers Prediction.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 20-11 this season and play the Red Sox after this. The Atlanta Braves have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Atlanta Braves have lost 5 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Michael Harris II leads the Atlanta Braves with 35 hits and 13 RBI, while Marcell Ozuna and Ronald Acuna Jr. have combined for 69 hits and 40 RBI.

LA Dodgers Betting Preview

The LA Dodgers are 22-13 this season and face the Marlins after this series. The LA Dodgers have scored 23 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The LA Dodgers have won 9 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the LA Dodgers with 50 hits and 27 RBI while Shohei Ohtani and Will Smith have combined for 99 hits and 48 RBI.

Atlanta Braves vs LA Dodgers Pitching Matchup

Max Fried gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves, and he is 2-0 with a 4.02 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Fried has allowed 24 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 30.2 innings. Fried has a 3.50 ERA and .203 allowed batting average in 18 road innings. Fried is 3-2 with a 2.68 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the LA Dodgers.

James Paxton gets the ball for the LA Dodgers, and he is 3-0 with a 3.51 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Paxton has allowed 21 hits and 10 runs in 25.2 innings this season while walking 22 batters. Paxton has a 2.70 ERA and .212 allowed batting average in 10 home innings. This will be Paxton’s first career game against the Atlanta Braves.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Freddie Freeman has recorded a Single in each of the Dodgers' last seven games as underdogs against the Braves.
  • Shohei Ohtani has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances at Dodger Stadium against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Will Smith has recorded an RBI in each of his last six appearances against NL opponents.
  • Teoscar Hernandez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances against the Braves.
  • James Paxton has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his seven previous appearances with his team as an underdog against NL opponents.
  • Mookie Betts has hit at least one home run in three of the Dodgers' last five games as underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Teoscar Hernandez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances against the Braves.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Adam Duvall has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last seven Sunday day appearances with his team as a favorite.
  • Michael Harris has recorded a Double in four of the Braves' last five day games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Max Fried has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last eight road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has hit a home run in each of the Braves' last three games as favorites against the Dodgers.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 appearances with the Braves as favorites.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 14 appearances with the Braves as favorites.
  • Austin Riley has scored at least one run in eight of the Braves' last nine day games.
  • Max Fried has recorded a win in six of his last seven appearances with the Braves as road favorites against NL West opponents.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one Single in 12 of the Braves' last 13 games as favorites against NL opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for runs scored this season (192).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for hits this season (335).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank 2nd in the league for doubles this season (72).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank 2nd in the league for batting average this season (.260).

Atlanta Braves vs LA Dodgers Prediction

The Atlanta Braves probably have the advantage here with Max Fried on the mound, one of the better pitchers in the league. James Paxton has been able to limit the damage for the most part this season, but he's had major control issues so far this season. The Braves also aren't going to be held down forever offensively and are due for a breakout performance. With all of that said, we're getting the Dodgers in the underdog role at home. This never happens. Heck, you almost never see the Dodgers as underdogs ever. This will be just the fifth time since 2023 where the Dodgers are home underdogs. There's value on that alone. Give me the Dodgers.

Randy’s Pick LA Dodgers +105

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