Braves vs. Dodgers - 7/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (53-40) at Atlanta Braves (43-49)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Brett Anderson vs. A Wood (6-6) (3.76)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +131 / Los Angeles Dodgers -141 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, SPSO
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Howie Kendrick leads LA with 103 hits and 39 RBI while Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson have combined for 100 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won five of their last eight road games. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.17 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s second career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Braves have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Braves have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 101 hits and 31 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Jace Peterson have combined for 84 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last nine home games. Alex Wood takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 3.76 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Wood is 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Andersons last 5 starts. The Braves are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter and 2-5 in Woods last 7 home starts. The Dodgers are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.
Anderson has allowed seven runs in his last two starts. Wood has been shaky at times, but he's been consistent for the most part and usually gives the Braves a chance to win. Wood has allowed three or less runs in six of his last nine starts. Plus money sounds good to me.