Dodgers at Braves - 7/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (52-40) at Atlanta Braves (43-48)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Br Anderson (5-5) (3.08) vs. Matt Wisler (3-1) (3.10)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +121 / Los Angeles Dodgers -131 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, SPSO
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Dodgers have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Howie Kendrick leads LA with 102 hits and 37 RBI while Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson have combined for 98 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won five of their last seven road games. Brandon Beachy gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This is Beachy’s first career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Braves have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Braves have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 99 hits and 29 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Jace Peterson have combined for 81 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last eight home games. Matt Wisler takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.10 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This is Wisler’s first career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 31-14 in their last 45 Monday games. The Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 Monday games and 7-21 in their last 28 vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.
The Dodgers are starting to pick up steam in hopes of locking up a playoff spot sooner than later. The Braves, well, they're starting to show their true colors and are running out of gas. Look for the Dodgers to remain hot.