The two top teams in the National League will face each other on Thursday. Pay per head bookie experts are calling the Braves vs Dodgers match a preview of the playoffs. Thus, here are our picks and analysis for the game.
The Braves are the most outstanding team in baseball with an 87-45 record; the Dodgers are in second with an 83-49 mark but are quickly catching up after winning 24 of 28 games in August. With these results, Los Angeles has the third-most victories in a single month in the franchise’s history. If the Dodgers win again on Thursday, they will match their total for June 1947 and August 1953.
Betting Analysis and Predictions
On Wednesday, the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-0, to finish off a three-game sweep of the visitors. According to baseball betting reports, the Braves swept the Colorado Rockies after winning the third game of the series 7-3 in Denver. It is the first time the clubs have played each other since the Dodgers swept a three-game series in Atlanta in late May.
Since then, the Dodgers and Braves have taken different paths. After departing Atlanta, Los Angeles finished 8-13, which dropped them to third place in the NL West. The Braves struggled for another week and a half before going on a 24-3 tear.
Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts, two former stars for the Atlanta Braves, have sparked a potent offensive surge for the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Wednesday, Freeman hit his 25th home run of the season to get the Los Angeles offense going. Betts, who had started the third inning with a single, could score thanks to the two-run homer.
Braves vs Dodgers Betting Picks
Game Time: August 31, 10:10 PM ET
Bet on the Braves at -140
While the Dodgers are enjoying one of their finest months, the Braves have been even more spectacular, going 20-8 this month.
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