The Braves (90-45, 46-23 away) and Dodgers (83-52, 46-24 home) square off in four of this National League series. Bobby Miller will take the mound for the Dodgers against Charlie Morton for the Braves. See who I like to come out on top in this Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers showdown in Los Angeles.
ATLANTA BRAVES VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -109
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 4:10 ET on Sunday, September 3rd.
WHY BET THE ATLANTA BRAVES:
- The Dodgers come into this matchup on a three game home losing streak.
- On the road, the Braves have picked up six straight victories.
- Over his last four starts, Charlie Morton has an ERA of just .38.
ATLANTA BRAVES ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
The Braves will be looking for their 7th straight win in today’s game and have an overall record of 90-45. At home, Atlanta has put together a record of 44-22 while going 46-23 on the road. Currently, they are in 1st place in the NL East.
Today marks Charlie Morton’s 27th appearance in the 2023 season, and his record stands at 14-10. His ERA is 3.29, with an OBP allowed of .321, and he has struck out 165 batters with a WHIP of 1.36. On the road, Morton’s ERA is 3.75 compared to 3.54 when pitching at home.
Charlie Morton earned a quality start and the win in his last outing against the Rockies, as the Braves emerged victorious with a 3-1 scoreline. The right-hander surrendered just one run and three hits over six innings of work.
Offensively, Atlanta is ranked 1st in the league with an average of 5.8 runs per game. When looking over their last five matchups, the Braves averaged 5 runs per contest, which is 8th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Atlanta is 1st in all of baseball, with a total of 258 home runs.
The Braves’ offensive leader, Ronald Acuña Jr., has been a force to be reckoned with this season. His batting average of .337 is the highest on the team, and his SLG% of .582 and OBP of .419 are both impressive figures.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Through 135 games, the Dodgers have a record of 83-52. This mark includes going 29-13-2 across their 44 series. Currently, Los Angeles is 1st in the NL West and have a 46-24 record at home while going 37-28 on the road. So far, the Dodgers have gone 41-33 against teams with above .500 records.
Bobby Miller has been a force to be reckoned with in 2023, boasting an 8-3 record and 4.00 ERA across 16 outings. His WHIP stands at 1.19, while the opposing batters have a .285 OBP against him. The right-hander has also been impressive in terms of his strikeout to walk ratio, which is 79/25. However, it’s worth noting that he has given up a home run in each of his last two appearances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping that Bobby Miller can lead them to another victory, as they emerged victorious the last time he took the mound. Miller allowed four earned runs on seven hits in six innings of work against the Arizona Diamondbacks, resulting in a 7-4 win for LA.
For the season, the Dodgers are 7th in batting average, hitting a combined .256. Over their last ten games, they have hit .296 which is 1st in that span. Los Angeles’ average of 5.6 runs per game puts them 2nd in the league. In terms of home runs, they have gone deep 213 times and have a team slugging percentage of .458.
Mookie Betts has been a standout for the Dodgers over the last five games, leading the team in hits and boasting a .333 batting average. For the 2023 season, Betts is hitting .313 and has racked up 98 RBIs.