Dodgers vs. Braves (June 26): Can Gonsolin Improve to 10-0?

By | June 26, 2022

The Dodgers and Braves have split the first two games of their series, and it will be settled on Sunday night in Atlanta.

This series has been lower scoring than anticipated. The starting pitching has done its job to keep the runs low, and two of the best bullpens in baseball are delivering timely outings.

In last night’s game, Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the 8th inning to put the Braves ahead. Kenley Jansen entered in the top of the 9th out of the bullpen and struck out 3 batters in a row to put the Dodgers away. He picked up save number 20 on the year.

The Dodgers send a pitcher with a perfect record to the mound tonight. Tony Gonsolin will be aiming for a 10-0 start to the season, which is why the Dodgers are early favorites to take the series.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Odds and Matchup Information

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: Los Angeles Dodgers (44-26, 24-14 road, 1st in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (42-31, 24-16 home, 2nd in the NL East)
  • Venue & Location: Truist Park (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
  • Time: 7:08 p.m. Eastern Time
  • How to Watch Today’s Dodgers vs. Braves Game: ESPN

Dodgers vs. Braves Pitching Matchup

  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (2022: 13 starts, 9-0, 1.58 ERA)
  • Atlanta Braves: Spencer Strider (2022: 5 starts, 3-2, 3.40 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 -118
  • Atlanta Braves +100


  • OVER 8.5 (-122)
  • UNDER 8.5 (+100)

Run Line

  • Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+136)
  • Atlanta Braves +1.5 (-164)

Gonsolin’s Hot Start

Tony Gonsolin is on a Cy Young Award winning pace almost midway through the year. He holds a 9-0 record and has won 5 straight starts. He will make his 14th start of the year on Sunday night.

Gonsolin has not allowed more than 2 earned runs in any start this year. He holds one of the lowest ERAs in baseball at 1.58, and his WHIP is stellar at 0.82.

In his previous start against the Braves this season, he went 6 innings and only allowed one hit on his way to his first victory of the season. He only struck out 3 batters in that start, but since that game he has struck out no less than 4 batters in every start.

A 10-0 record is not easy in this league, but the Dodgers have provided excellent run support for Gonsolin as they have averaged 4.82 runs per game in his starts.

Gonsolin will face a hot Braves team, but if he pitches to his strengths, he should be walking away with double digits in the win column.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction and Best Bets

Dodgers vs. Braves Prediction: Dodgers to win

Dodgers vs. Braves Best Bets: Dodgers -1.5 (+136 at FanDuel)

The Dodgers have the upper hand in the pitching department tonight. Spencer Strider will only make his 6th start of the year, and he has only lasted 5+ innings twice.

Expect another low scoring output as well, as Gonsolin will not be allowing many runs to cross the plate. If you are not confident in a moneyline or spread bet, the Under is always an option. It has hit in both games of the series so far.

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