Braves vs. Dodgers - 4/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (9-6) at Atlanta Braves (4-10)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm (Turner Field)
C Kershaw (2-0) (1.64) vs. Matt Wisler (0-1) (4.61)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +233 / Los Angeles Dodgers -255 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves play a rubber game early Thursday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Dodgers continue to rely on a pitching staff that’s allowed three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 9-1 this season when allowing less than four runs. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 19 hits, Corey Seager has seven RBI and Joc Pederson has two home runs. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 2-0 with a 1.79 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves hope to start climbing out of their early 4-10 hole. The Braves are playing better than they were when they started the season 0-9, but they continue to struggle with consistency. The Atlanta Braves have won all four of their games by scoring six or more runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 16 hits, Adonis Garcia has five RBI and Freddie Freeman has one home run. Matt Wisler takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 4.61 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Wisler’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 27-11 in their last 38 during game 3 of a series and 44-17 in Kershaws last 61 starts. The Braves are 8-20 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series and 3-9 in Wislers last 12 starts. The Dodgers are 4-0 in Kershaws last 4 starts vs. Braves.
There's a few rules when betting baseball and one of them is you don't bet against Kershaw in the regular season. While some will find value in taking the Braves at home for the insane plus money, I'm not buying it. Kershaw is money.