Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/11/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (66-52) at Atlanta Braves (59-57)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Dan Haren (R) (9-9) (4.568) vs. Julio Teheran (R) (10-8) (2.921)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -165 / Los Angeles Dodgers +155 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, SPSO, ESPN
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves begin a four-game series on Monday at Turner Field.
The Dodgers are 5-5 in the month of August and 15 games above a .500 record. While the Dodgers are winning games, their offense has scored three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Adrian Gonzalez has seven RBIs in his last four games and Matt Kemp has a hit in eight of his last nine games. The Dodgers have an ERA of 3.35, which is fifth in the majors. Dan Haren takes the mound, and he’s 9-9 with a 4.57 ERA and has 99 strikeouts in 134 innings. Haren is 5-2 with a 4.68 ERA in nine career games against the Braves.
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The Braves are 2-6 in the month of August and are three games above .500. The Braves offense continues to struggle, scoring three or less runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Braves have lost eight of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Freddie Freeman has eight hits in his last four games and Jason Heyward has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. The Braves have an ERA of 3.41, which is eighth in the majors. Starting is Julio Teheran, who is 10-8 with a 2.92 ERA and has 146 strikeouts in 163.1 innings. This is Teheran’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 17-8 in their last 25 during game 1 of a series and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League East. The Braves are 6-2 in Teherans last 8 starts during game 1 of a series and 9-3 in Teherans last 12 home starts. The Dodgers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta.
The Braves have been terrible in the month of August and aren't worth such heavy juice. Give me the Dodgers.