Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves - 7/22/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (47-48) at Los Angeles Dodgers (66-31)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Teheran (7-7) (4.69) vs. R Hill (6-4) (3.55)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -212 / Atlanta Braves +196 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSO, SNLA
The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Atlanta Braves look for another victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Braves have scored 18 runs in this series and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Atlanta Braves have won 16 of their last 21 games when scoring more than three runs. Ender Inciarte leads the Braves with 124 hits and 39 RBI while Nick Markakis and Brandon Phillips have combined for 196 hits and 82 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 4.69 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 0-5 with a 5.50 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win here to snap a two-game skid. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 17 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 177 hits and 80 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 3.55 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Hill is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 7-0 in Teherans last 7 road starts. The Dodgers are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 52-16 in their last 68 home games and 4-1 in Hills last 5 starts. The Braves are 0-7 in Teherans last 7 starts vs. Dodgers.
This is a tough game to cap when you consider the Dodgers have been massive favorites the first two games and fell on their face. Hill has allowed just two earned runs in his last 19 innings, while Teheran has given up two earned runs in his last 13 starts and has an ERA well under three on the road. The value is on the Braves and the huge plus money, but beating the best team in baseball on the road three times in a row is no easy task. I give the edge to the Los Angeles Dodgers.