Braves vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Experts Picks 5/22

Braves vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Experts Picks 5/22

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Introduction

Welcome to our MLB prediction and picks article for the exciting matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. As seasoned MLB experts, we are here to provide you with valuable insights to enhance your betting strategies. In this review, we will analyze the pitching, hitting, and injury updates for both teams. 

 

Los Angeles Dodgers: Pitching Analysis

The Los Angeles Dodgers will rely on Gavin Stone as their starting pitcher. Stone has limited experience at the major league level and has struggled in his brief appearances. With an ERA of 9.00 and a 2.50 WHIP, Stone has found it challenging to find success against opposing hitters. Against a potent Braves lineup, Stone may face difficulties in containing their offensive prowess.

 

Atlanta Braves: Pitching Analysis

The Atlanta Braves will counter with veteran pitcher Charlie Morton. Morton has been a reliable starter for the Braves, posting a 5-3 record with a 2.85 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Morton's experience and ability to generate strikeouts (49 in 47.1 innings) make him a formidable opponent for the Dodgers. With Morton on the mound, the Braves have a pitcher capable of keeping the potent Dodgers lineup in check.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers: Hitting Analysis

Offensively, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been led by Max Muncy, who has displayed impressive power with 15 home runs and 33 RBIs. However, the Dodgers have experienced some inconsistency in their hitting performances, resulting in recent losses. While they have the talent to produce runs, they will need to find their rhythm against a strong Braves pitching staff.

 

Atlanta Braves: Hitting Analysis

The Atlanta Braves possess a well-rounded hitting lineup that has been consistently productive. Led by Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr., the Braves have been able to generate runs and maintain a high team batting average. Freeman's .321 batting average and Acuna Jr.'s .344 average demonstrate their ability to consistently get on base and drive in runs. Against a Dodgers pitching staff that has shown vulnerabilities, the Braves' hitting prowess could prove crucial in securing a win.

 

Injury Update

The Los Angeles Dodgers have faced some injury concerns, with Dustin May and Julio Urias currently on the 15-day injured list. These absences have impacted the team's pitching depth, potentially giving the Braves an advantage.

The Atlanta Braves have dealt with some injuries as well, with Max Fried on the 15-day injured list. Despite these setbacks, the Braves have managed to maintain their strong performance and find success.

 

Prediction

Considering the pitching matchup and the Braves' consistent hitting, we predict that the Atlanta Braves will come out on top in this matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. With Charlie Morton's reliable performances on the mound and the Braves' potent lineup, they have the potential to overcome the Dodgers' recent struggles. The Braves' home-field advantage and strong overall team performance make them the favorites to secure a victory in this game.

 

Pick: Braves ML -160

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