Atlanta Braves (37-27) at Los Angeles Dodgers (32-32)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 10, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -142 / Atlanta Braves +132 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Atlanta Braves look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Braves have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 84 hits and 43 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 154 hits and 79 RBI. Sean Newcomb gets the ball, and he is 7-1 with a 2.49 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Newcomb is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 68 hits and 40 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 115 hits and 57 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 1.52 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 0-0 with a 4.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games, 5-1 in Newcombs last 6 road starts and 7-1 in Newcombs last 8 starts. The Dodgers are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 10-4 in their last 14 Sunday games and 4-0 in Striplings last 4 starts. The Braves are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Los Angeles, 8-21 in the last 29 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
Stripling has been really solid this season, and the Dodgers offense is one of the hotter units in the game over the last couple of weeks. However, we're getting plus money with the Braves and a lights out pitcher in Newcomb, who has allowed just seven hits and two runs in his last 13 innings. On the road this season in 45.1 innings, Newcomb has an ERA of 1.79 and an allowed batting average of .186. Hot Dodgers or not, the value is with the Braves here and the plus money.