The Braves and Dodgers will begin a 3-game series in Atlanta on Friday night. The Dodgers enter the series coming off of a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. The Braves have won two straight and will continue their homestand.
Atlanta has won 4 of 5 to pull within 4 games of the New York Mets for the division lead. Los Angeles has also won 4 of 5 and still hold a 0.5 game lead over the San Diego Padres in the National League West.
Heading into Game 1 of this series, the teams have met in one other series this season. The Dodgers took 2 of 3 from the Braves in mid-April, outscoring Atlanta 13-8 in the set.
The teams are expected to score a lot, as the Over/Under for Game 1 is set at 9 runs. The Dodgers are also the slight favorite to win their 3rd in 4 tries against Atlanta.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Odds and Matchup Information
- Matchup: Los Angeles Dodgers (43-25, 23-13 road, 1st in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (41-30, 23-15 home, 2nd in the NL East)
- Venue & Location: Truist Park (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Date: Friday, June 24, 2022
- Time: 7:20 p.m. Eastern Time
- How to Watch Today’s Dodgers vs. Braves Game: Bally Sports South (Braves), LA SportsNet (Dodgers), MLB.tv (Subscription service)
Dodgers vs. Braves Pitching Matchup
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Julio Urías (2022: 13 starts, 4-6, 2.56 ERA)
- Atlanta Braves: Ian Anderson (2022: 13 starts, 6-3, 4.35 ERA)
Dodgers vs. Braves Odds
Game odds are via FanDuel. Odds from our other top reviewed and recommended sportsbooks may also be included in this article.
- Los Angeles Dodgers -134
- Atlanta Braves +114
- OVER 9 (-122)
- UNDER 9 (+100)
- Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+114)
- Atlanta Braves +1.5 (-137)
Both starters for tonight’s game have pitched the same amount of innings this season. Both Julio Urías and Ian Anderson have pitched 70.1 innings in 13 starts this season. However, their records and ERA look completely different.
Urías has a 4-6 record, but his ERA is near the top of the league at 2.56. His strikeout to walk ratio is nearly 4:1 and his WHIP is low at 1.02.
Anderson has a 6-3 record, but his ERA is much higher. With a 4.35 ERA, his WHIP has struggled at 1.39. He isn’t even striking out 2 batters for every walk he surrenders.
The biggest difference between the two is the amount of run support they are receiving during their starts. Urías is only receiving 3.21 runs of support per game, while Anderson is getting 6.69 runs.
Anderson isn’t having to worry about giving up a few runs because the team is putting up such big numbers. Urías is having to buckle down and worry about giving up any runs in his starts.
Confidence will be key in the first game of the series. Both pitchers are coming off of strong performances that ended up in wins. Neither gave up more than a run in their last start, so they will be aiming for a repeat.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction and Best Bets
Dodgers vs. Braves Prediction: Braves to win
Dodgers vs. Braves Best Bets: Under 9 total runs (+100 at FanDuel and BetRivers)
Both pitchers are coming off of strong performances, and their momentum will carry into this matchup. The Over/Under is quite high, even for two Top 10 offenses.
The value sits in the Under, as it is still in the positives. However, it is getting tighter as game time nears, so lock in the value when you can.
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