Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves - 7/21/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (46-48) at Los Angeles Dodgers (66-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Garcia (3-7) (4.33) vs. A Wood (11-0) (1.56)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -290 / Atlanta Braves +260 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSO, SNLA
The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Friday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Braves scored six runs in Thursday’s victory and four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Atlanta Braves have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Ender Inciarte leads the Braves with 123 hits and 39 RBI while Nick Markakis and Brandon Phillips have combined for 194 hits and 82 RBI. Jaime Garcia gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 4.33 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 2-2 with a 4.61 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since June 5-6. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t lost a game when scoring more than three runs since June 15. Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 97 hits and 49 RBI while Justin Turner and Chris Taylor have combined for 176 hits and 80 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 11-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. This will be Wood’s second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 15-5 in their last 20 vs. National League West, 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games and 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The Dodgers are 16-5 in their last 21 Friday games, 7-0 in Woods last 7 home starts and 11-0 in Woods last 11 starts. The Braves are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles, 5-16 in the last 21 meetings and the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dodgers haven't lost back-to-back games in a month and a half, and Wood has allowed a combined three runs in his last five starts. Wood has an ERA of 1.55 at home, as he's walked more batters than runs allowed. While the winning streak came to an end, there's just no reason to stop betting on the Los Angeles Dodgers.