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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Monday May 6, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
The Line
Los Angeles Dodgers -145 / Atlanta Braves +134 -- O/U: 7.5
TV Channel
FS-Southeast
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The Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet in game one of a three game set from Dodger Stadium in MLB action on Monday.

The Atlanta Braves will look to build some steam after sweeping the Miami Marlins, including a 3-1 win in the series finale on Sunday. Nick Markakis had a solo home run while going 2 for 4 while Ender Inciarte also went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Charlie Culberson had an RBI to round out Atlanta’s scoring in the win while Matt Joyce had a double and Dansby Swanson added a base hit to cap off Atlanta’s offense as a team in the winning effort. Julio Teheran threw six shutout innings, striking out four, not factoring in the decision. Josh Tomlin got the win in relief to improve to 1-0 while Luke Jackson closed out the 9th for his 2nd save of the year. Max Fried will start game one and is 4-1 with a 2.11 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Fried’s second career start against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to rebound after failing to complete the sweep of the San Diego Padres, losing the finale by a final score of 8-5. All of L.A.’s offense came via the long ball as Max Muncy had a three run home run while Chris Taylor went 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Corey Seager went 2 for 4 with a double while David Freese and Kenta Maeda each had base hits as well in the losing effort. Maeda allowed four runs on three hits while striking out six over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Kenley Jansen took the loss, falling to 2-1 on the year after allowing a walk-off grand slam. Walker Buehler will start the opener and is 3-0 with a 5.22 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Buehler’s second career start against Atlanta.

Atlanta is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 3-7 in their last 10 games against the NL West while the over is 24-10-2 in their last 36 games against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 23-8 in their last 31 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games while the under is 20-5-2 in their last 27 home games against a team with a winning record. Atlanta is 11-28 in the last 39 meetings between these two teams and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles.

Buehler has remained unbeaten up to this point, but he’s still allowed three or more runs in four of his six starts so far this season. Atlanta’s sweep over the Marlins doesn’t mean that much in the grand scheme of things, but Fried has been arguably the team’s best starter so far this season and the Braves are capable of hanging with the Dodgers here so I’ll take a stab at Atlanta and the plus money on Monday behind another solid start from Fried.

Pick:
Atlanta +134

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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