Los Angeles Dodgers (34-24) vs. Atlanta Braves (27-29)
June 6, 2021 1:20 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Braves +127 / Los Angeles Dodgers -137; Over/Under: +8
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves meet Sunday in MLB action from SunTrust Park. This will be the final installment in a three-game set between these teams over the weekend. The Dodgers posted a four-run win on Friday, then in the Saturday game the Braves evened it up with a two-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Los Angeles had a huge eight-run fifth inning in the Friday game, powering their way to a 9-5 victory. In the Saturday game two, the Dodgers scored first but ultimately lost 6-4. Clayton Kershaw went 6.0 innings with five earned on eight hits.
For the starting pitcher role on Sunday, the Dodgers are sending out Trevor Bauer. Over his 76.1 innings of work this year, Bauer has 40 hits, 22 runs (19 earned), 13 homers allowed, 23 walks, 96 Ks and a 2.24 ERA overall.
Over on the Braves’ side, they showed some life with four runs in the eighth inning Friday but really didn’t have much chance of catching up. In the Saturday game, Atlanta had four team errors but got the win thanks to a five-run third. Charlie Morton lasted 5.0 innings with four hits and two earned runs.
For the Sunday starter job, the Braves are sending Max Fried to the hill. Across 38.2 innings of work this year, Fried has 44 hits 24 runs (23 earned), four homers allowed, 16 walks, 41 Ks and a 5.35 ERA.
The Dodgers are 5-0 in their last five games versus a lefty starter and 78-29 in their last 107 versus a team with a losing record. LA is 42-16 in their last 58 Sunday games and 40-16 in their last 56 in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Braves are 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games and 5-17 in their last 22 versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The over is 7-3 in Atlanta’s last 10 versus the NL west and 11-5 in their last 16 versus a team with a winning record.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Dodgers. Fried is coming off a bad outing with 3.2 innings, six hits and five earned versus the Nationals on June 1. That said, Fried had just one earned in four straight starts before that. As for Bauer, he’s been solid this year but has something of an issue with giving up homers lately (five over his last two starts). If Bauer can keep the ball in the park LA should be in good shape.