Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 4/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (7-5) at Atlanta Braves (3-9)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
A Wood (1-1) (4.50) vs. Matt Wisler (0-1) (4.61)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +115 / Los Angeles Dodgers -128 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers make the cross country trip to face the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been playing well and need to continue with the Giants sure to put pressure on them. The Dodgers have won four of five after downing San Francisco 3-1 on Sunday night. The Dodgers generally live on their pitching and that trend continued Sunday behind Kenta Maeda who allowed the lone run on four hits over seven frames to up his record to 2-0. Los Angeles totaled six hits and walked three times with Joc Pederson cracking a two run bomb while Yasmani Grandal went 2-3 with an RBI and run. Left hander Alex Wood makes his third trip to the mound for the Dodgers at the Braves. Wood comes off a 3-1 victory versus the Diamondbacks with the lone run scored on five hits and a trio of BB in seven frames.
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The Atlanta Braves began the season on an 0-9 run but swept the Miami Marlins on the road and will be looking to keep the momentum going with the Dodgers in town. The Braves come off a 6-5 win versus the Marlins where they scored four in the first and then watched the Fish chip away and make things uncomfortable. Jhoulys Chacin was charged with three runs on four hits through 5.1 frames with Alexi Ogando and Jason Grilli giving up single runs. The Bravos logged seven hits and walked eight times with Jace Peterson going 2-3 with a trio of RBI’s and a run while Freddie Freeman went 2-4 and drove in a run while scoring. Julio Teheran gets the nod on the mound Tuesday for the 4th time this season for the Braves. Teheran has struggled in back to back defeats with a combined ten runs plated on 12 hits and five BB over eleven innings.
The Braves have won three in a row but it’s too early to determine if this team is going to be pitching dominated or score first although I believe they need equal doses of both to succeed. The Dodgers have shown scoring ability but they live on their pitching and want to avoid shootouts. I’ll back pitching here at a decent price because Wood isn’t a big gun…