The final game of a National League series is set for Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers (31-19, 14-12 away) visit the Atlanta Braves (29-19, 12-12 home). This a matchup between two teams that expect to be playing late in October, but it has been dominated by one of the teams. Below is my MLB pick for the Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves.
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers +104
This game will be played at Truist Park at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
✅ Los Angeles is hot of late having won 10 of their last 14 games played.
✅ The Dodgers have won five of their last six games against the Braves.
✅ Atlanta has lost eight of their last 12 games overall.
The Dodgers had a poor weekend in St. Louis, but before that they had just started to hit their stride. Los Angeles has got it back going again with two solid wins over these Braves to start this series. Losing three of four in St. Louis will be erased with a sweep at one of the World Series favorites.
Tony Gonsolin is set to make his sixth start of the season and he is off to a great start in 2023. The veteran righty is 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 24.0 innings pitched.
Max Muncy is mashing this season as he leads the Dodgers with 15 home runs and 35 RBIs. Freddie Freeman is batting a team high .325.
The Atlanta Braves Looking to Avoid a Sweep
Atlanta has won their last two series, but they are having a hard time stringing together consecutive wins over the past two weeks. The Braves have a light schedule coming up, so they will look to go on a run after this series with Los Angeles.
Bryce Elder will grab the ball for his 10th start of the year and he will look to build off his strong start. Elder is 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 52.1 innings pitched.
The Braves have been balanced at the dish with Ronald Acuna Jr. batting a team high .337, Matt Olson has mashed 13 home runs, and Sean Murphy has knocked in 36 runs.