Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/14/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (69-52) at Atlanta Braves (60-59)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm (Turner Field)
Fausto Carmona (R) (6-8) (3.888) vs. Aaron Harang (R) (9-6) (3.453)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -120 / Los Angeles Dodgers +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, SPSO
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves will wrap up their four-game series on Thursday afternoon.
The Dodgers have won six of their last nine games and are 16 games above .500. The Dodgers have allowed three or less runs in six of their last eight games. Overall, the Dodgers have an ERA of 3.31, which is fifth in the majors, and they’ve won 13 of their last 14 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Matt Kemp has a nine-game hitting streak and Juan Uribe has five hits in his last three games. Roberto Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 6-8 with a 3.83 ERA and has 80 strikeouts in 127 innings. Hernandez is 2-1 with a 3.81 ERA in four career starts against the Braves.
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The Braves are 3-8 in the month of August and two games above .500. The Braves are lacking offense in a serious way, scoring three or less runs in 12 of their last 13 games. The Braves have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Justin Upton has an RBI in four straight games and Freddie Freeman has 16 hits in his last 10 games. The Braves have an ERA of 3.41, which is seventh in the majors. Starting is Aaron Harang, who is 9-6 with a 3.31 ERA and has 112 strikeouts in 149.1 innings. Harang is 4-6 with a 4.40 ERA in 12 career starts against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 12-3 in their last 15 vs. a team with a winning record. The Braves are 1-4 in Harangs last 5 home starts and 0-5 in Harangs last 5 starts overall.
I never shy away from taking the better team and the plus money. Take the Dodgers.