MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by Dirty on April 18, 2011

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

The Braves will give the ball to starter Tim Hudson in this one. Righthander Hudson is 2-1 this season with a 3.48 ERA.

It’ll be Ted Lilly toeing the rubber for the Dodgers in this contest. Lefthander Lilly is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +183 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Cardinals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +106 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Atlanta: 7-9 SU
Los Angeles: 7-9 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Dodgers
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Atlanta, Tuesday, April 19

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