Dodgers vs. Braves Sunday Prediction
The Dodgers and Braves have traded wins over the past two nights and now the NL pennant contenders will wrap up their series at 1:20 p.m. ET. Which team will take the series with a victory on Sunday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 18, 2019
1:20 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 56% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Dodgers on the moneyline.
Los Angeles Dodgers Fantasy Spin
Justin Turner went 3-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run scored in the Dodgers’ loss to the Braves on Saturday. Turner reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances in this one. He singled in the first inning, singled in the third, walked in the fifth, walked in the seventh, and singled in the ninth. The 34-year-old third baseman has recorded seven multi-hit performances in 13 games this month. He’s been one of the hottest batters in the game since the All-Star break, hitting .300 (36-for-120) with 26 runs scored, 12 home runs, 23 RBI and one steal in 33 games during that span.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Ozzie Albies smacked a two-run double in the Braves’ win over the Dodgers on Saturday. Albies put the Braves on the board with a two-run double off Dodgers’ southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu in the third inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats and also snapped a streak of five consecutive games without an extra-base hit. The 22-year-old second baseman has put together an impressive second half, hitting a robust .313 (45-for-144) with 22 runs scored, four home runs, 19 RBI and five steals in 34 games.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers have won five of their last seven games on the road.
The Braves are 6-1 in their last seven games versus an opponents from the National League West.
The Braves have been incredible when Max Fried starts, winning 13 of his last 16 outings overall and going 4-1 in his last five starts at SunTrust Park. Atlanta is also 10-1 in his last 11 starts versus an opponent that owns a winning record and is 8-1 in his last nine outings coming off four days of rest. The Brave have won 20 of their last 29 games when playing the third game of a series and are 4-1 in their last five home games when facing an opponent with a winning record as well.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -112