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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Wednesday May 8, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves +170 / Los Angeles Dodgers -187 -- Over/Under: 8
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The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 42 hits and 18 RBI while Nick Markakis and Freddie Freeman have combined for 80 hits and 43 RBI. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Foltynewicz is 1-1 with a 5.56 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 15 of their last 17 games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 50 hits and 38 RBI while Justin Turner and Corey Seager have combined for 65 hits and 22 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 4-0 with a 1.43 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 0-4 in Foltynewicz's last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 37-15 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series, 44-12 in Kershaw's last 56 home starts and 77-25 in Kershaw's last 102 starts. The Dodgers are 8-0 in Kershaw's last 8 home starts vs. Braves and 11-1 in Kershaw's last 12 starts vs. Braves. The under is 4-1 in Kershaw's last 5 starts overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Foltynewicz's last 5 starts overall.

Foltynewicz has just 10.2 innings under his belt this season and hasn't been good to say the least, as he's allowed 14 hits and six earned runs, and both of those starts were at home. The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to tear the cover off the ball and have their ace on the hill in Kershaw, who hasn't exactly given us that dominating performance yet but has been more than manageable. The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 12 home games as a favorite with Kershaw on the hill. I'm surprised this line isn't steeper than what it is honestly. 

Los Angeles Dodgers -187

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