MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by Dirty on April 21, 2011

Betting on Braves Baseball The Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Dodger Stadium.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jair Jurrjens in this game. Jurrjens has a 1-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Clayton Kershaw who starts for the Dodgers. Lefthander Kershaw is 2-2 with a 2.96 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 141-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-1 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Atlanta: 8-11 SU
Los Angeles: 9-10 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Atlanta is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 9 games at home
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
LA Dodgers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
Atlanta at San Francisco, Friday, April 22
LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs, Friday, April 22

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