Braves vs. Dodgers - 7/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (53-41) at Atlanta Braves (44-49)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm (Turner Field)
M Bolsinger (4-3) (3.04) vs. J Teheran (6-4) (4.53)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +120 / Los Angeles Dodgers -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Braves look to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Howie Kendrick leads Los Angeles with 104 hits and 40 RBI while Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson have combined for 100 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have split their last 10 road games. Mike Bolsinger gets the ball, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.04 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. This will be Bolsinger’s second career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves need a win after splitting their last six games. The Braves have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Braves have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 103 hits and 32 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Cameron Maybin have combined for 74 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won seven of their last 10 home games. Julio Teheran takes the hill, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.53 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 0-3 with a 6.86 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Bolsingers last 7 road starts. The Braves are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 6-1 in Teherans last 7 home starts. The Braves are 0-4 in Teherans last 4 starts vs. Dodgers.
While picking the Braves to sweep the Dodgers sounds a little insane, the Braves have been on fire at home as of late. Also, Teheran has always been one of Atlanta's better pitchers, and he's allowed three or less earned runs in three straight starts. Give me the sweep.