On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 the Los Angeles Dodgers will travel to Atlanta to begin a three game series with the Braves. The Dodgers come into the series sitting in 1st place in the NL West with a 8-5 record. The Braves are in last place in the NL East with a 3-9 record. They have yet to win at home with their 0-5 record. Los Angeles will pitch Alex Wood who is 1-1 on the season and Atlanta will throw Julio Teheran who is 0-2 so far this season. The Dodgers will be road favorites in this game at MyBookie!
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves MLB Betting Guide
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Where: Turner Field in Atlanta
TV: SportsNet LA
Radio: 570 LA Sports
Stream Option: MLB TV
Starting Pitchers: Wood vs. Teheran
MLB Odds: TBA
Why Bet the Dodgers
The Dodgers are one of the best teams in baseball this season. They have the hitting and the pitching. They come into this game on Tuesday winning four of their last five and really playing great baseball. Starting pitcher Alex Wood looked good in his last outing against the Diamondbacks. Now he gets a below average Atlanta Braves team who really can’t hit the ball. Yasiel Puig seems to have matured a bit this year and is hitting .356 on the young season. Enrique Hernandez leads the way with the power numbers with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI’s. Once Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez get going, this team is powerful at the plate.
Why Bet the Braves
There are not a lot of reasons to bet the Braves in this game. They do play at home but they have yet to win at home in 2016. If anything, they probably have the starting pitcher advantage in this game. Julio Teheran is their ace and is capable of pitching a gem. The Braves rank near the bottom of baseball in most offensive and pitching statistics. Maybe the home crowd and Teheran can “will” them a win — but it’s doubtful on Tuesday.
Expert Score & Pick Prediction
The Dodgers are favorites on the road for good reason. They are a better team, by far, than the Atlanta Braves. Look for the Braves bats to be silent and the Dodgers bats to hit away against Teheran. This game won’t be close from the beginning. If you are going to bet on Game 1 of this series you should take the Dodgers MoneyLine at MyBookie.ag! The final score will be Dodgers 7 and Braves 2.