Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 19 (4/19): MLB

Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 19 (4/19): MLB

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Time 10:10 p.m. EST
Braves money line +131
Braves run line +1.5 (-150)
Dodgers money line -157
Dodgers run line -1.5 (+130)
Over / under 8


Key stats

  Atlanta Braves Los Angeles Dodgers
Record 5-7 8-2
Road / home record 2-3 5-0
Last 10 record 4-6 8-2
Streak L2 W7
Over / under record 6-5-1 4-5-1
Runs / game 4.17 5.80
Runs allowed / game 5.17 2.80



The Atlanta Braves and the LA Dodgers will play the 2nd game of the series at the Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. The Dodgers won the 1st game 7-4. Freeman slugged his first home run in a Dodgers uniform — against his former team.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves get here with a 5-7 record after losing their last 2 games. The team is averaging 4.17 runs per game while allowing 5.17 runs. Ozzie Albies is leading the team with 5 home runs and 9 RBI while Matt Olson has the better batting average with .452.

Kyle Wright has had the best pitching performance with a 1-0 record throwing for a 1.64 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher: 

Max Fried (0-2, 5.73 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Braves. Fried allowed back-to-back singles before being pulled from the contest after 78 pitches, six shy of his total from his Opening Day start last week. Fried finished the afternoon with three runs allowed (two earned) across 5.1 innings and was charged with his second loss of the season. In his last 3 games against Dodgers he has a 5.00 ERA in 16.20 innings pitched.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have won 7 games in a row and swept the Twins and the Reds. The offense continue to respond scoring an average of 5.80 runs per game while allowing only 2.80 runs. Austin Barnes leads the team with 2 home runs and batting for .400 AVG. Trea Turner has 10 RBI.

Kershaw (2-0) earned the win over Atlanta on Monday, allowing four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out seven over five innings.

Probable Pitcher:

Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.38 ERA) will be on the mound for the Dodgers in the 2nd game of the series. Buehler pitched 5.2 innings against Cincinnati on Thursday, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. He didn't factor in the decision. In his last 3 starts against the Braves he has a 5.07 ERA and 14 strikeouts.


The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road.

Atlanta are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games against Atlanta.

LA Dodgers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.


The Braves continue to struggle against the Dodgers on the road but they're 2-1 in their last 3 against them when Buehler has pitched. The Dodgers are on a 7 game winning streak and the offense is the best of the league right now with 5 runs per game. Max Fried has a 5.00 ERA vs Dodgers in his last 3 games. I'm taking the over.

PICK: Over 8 (-110)

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