Dodgers vs. Braves - 6/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (16-38) at Los Angeles Dodgers (29-27)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
M Foltynewicz (2-2) (3.24) vs. Kenta Maeda (4-3) (3.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -380 / Atlanta Braves +335 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers clash Saturday night for game two of their series.
The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Braves have scored seven runs in their last three games and have been shutout twice in their last four games. The Atlanta Braves offense continues to struggle this season, and they’ve lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 50 hits, Nick Markakis has 29 RBI and Mallex Smith has three home runs. Mike Foltynewicz gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Foltynewicz’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.44 and have won seven of their last nine games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 62 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 27 RBI and Joc Pederson has eight home runs. Clayton Kershaw takes the hill, and he’s 7-1 with a 1.56 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 12-26 in their last 38 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in Foltynewiczs last 9 starts. The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 59-25 in Kershaws last 84 home starts. The Dodgers are 5-0 in Kershaws last 5 starts vs. Braves.
This line is simply insane given that baseball games tend to go either way a lot of the time. However, the Braves can't score runs as it is, and now they're facing argubaly the best pitcher in baseball. The Dodgers by at least two runs has the be the pick here.