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MLB Baseball – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves – August 1, 2017

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: SunTrust Park – Cumberland, Georgia
  • Date & Time: Tuesday – August 1, 2017 at 7:35 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: LAD -190 | ATL +170
  • Total: 9.5
  • Quick Pick: LA Dodgers -190 for 2 Units

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves will face off in a 3 game series in Atlanta starting Tuesday night.  These two have played each other 4 times this year.  In those 4 games, the two teams have split the games with each team winning 2 games and losing 2 games.  In addition, 3 out of the 4 games went over the posted total.

Dodgers Bolster Pitching Staff

The LA Dodgers have the best record in the major leagues at 74-31 and made a move at the trade deadline to make their pitching staff even stronger!  The Dodgers made a trade on Monday to acquire Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers.  Darvish will be a solid #2 behind Clayton Kershaw.  The Dodgers rotation will not be Clayton Kershaw 15-2, Yu Darvish 6-9, Alex Wood 12-1 and Kenta Maeda 9-4.  Needless to say, they were already probably the best pitching staff in baseball, only allowing 350 runs all season and now they truly locked up the accolade by adding Darvish, who will now have run support from one of the top offenses in baseball.  

The Dodgers are currently in first place in the National League West Division.  They have won 8 straight games and are 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.  The Dodgers are 16-5 this year against teams from the National League East Division.

Braves Hope To End Losing Streak!

The Braves extended their current losing streak on Monday afternoon by losing to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6.  The Braves have now lost 5 games straight and 8 out of the last 9 games.  

The Atlanta Braves were in 2nd place in the National League East Division just 1 week ago but have gone 2-8 in the last 10 games and have now fallen to 4th place, 14.5 games behind the division leading Washington Nationals.  

Dodgers Extend Braves Losing Streak

The LA Dodgers are the favorite to win the World Series and for good cause!  Simply put, they are the best team in the majors!  They have a great pitching staff and one of the most dangerous offenses in the league.  They will go on the road and they should dominate the Atlanta Braves.  I will recommend the LA Dodgers tonight for 2 units.

Pick: LA Dodgers -190 for 2 Units