Braves vs. Dodgers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Braves vs. Dodgers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Atlanta Braves (29-18) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (30-19) at 7:20 PM ET Tuesday for a meeting between two of the league’s best hitters. For the favored Braves (-201), Ronald Acuna Jr. is batting .342 this year, second in the league, while Freddie Freeman ranks third in the majors with a .333 average for the underdog Dodgers.

Los Angeles has not named a starter for this contest, while Atlanta is expected to send Spencer Strider to the mound.

Braves vs. Dodgers Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -201
  • Dodgers odds to win: +169
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: TBS

Who Will Win Braves vs. Dodgers?

Braves and Dodgers Betting Trends

The Braves have won 25 of the 40 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (62.5%).

Atlanta has gone 8-1 (winning 88.9% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -201 or shorter.

The Dodgers have won three of the six games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Los Angeles has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +169 moneyline set for this game.

The Braves have had an over/under set by bookmakers 47 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 28 of those games (28-18-1).

The Dodgers and their opponents have hit the over in 27 of their 49 games with a total this season.

Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves have the No. 7 offense in MLB play scoring 5.2 runs per game (246 total runs).

Atlanta is third-best in baseball with 78 total home runs.

The Braves are ninth in the majors with a .258 batting average.

Atlanta’s 8.8 strikeouts per game rank 17th in baseball.

The Braves pitching staff is second in the majors with a collective 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Atlanta’s 3.61 team ERA ranks fifth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers have scored 268 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB.

Los Angeles’ 79 home runs rank second in Major League Baseball.

The Dodgers rank 23rd in MLB with a .235 team batting average.

Los Angeles ranks 26th in strikeouts per game (8.9) among MLB offenses.

The Dodgers average the 17th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.6) in the league this season.

Los Angeles has the 16th-ranked ERA (4.32) in the majors this season.

Braves Key Players to Watch

Strider makes the start for the Braves, his 10th of the season. He is 4-1 with a 3.14 ERA and 86 strikeouts through 51 2/3 innings pitched.

Acuna leads Atlanta in batting average (.342) this season while adding 11 home runs and 27 RBI.

Matt Olson is slugging .528 this season, with a team-best 13 homers while driving in 35 runs.

Sean Murphy leads Atlanta in runs batted in (36) this season. He has a .273 batting average and a .554 slugging percentage.

Ozzie Albies is batting .251 with an OBP of .296 and a slugging percentage of .475 this season.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

Freeman has accumulated a team-best batting average of .333.

Mookie Betts is hitting .250 with 13 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 29 walks.

Max Muncy has put up a team-high 15 home runs and 34 runs batted in.

Will Smith has six doubles, seven home runs and 21 walks while batting .297.

Braves and Dodgers Injuries

Braves: Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Dylan Lee: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Dodgers: Julio Urías: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Dustin May: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Michael Grove: 15 Day IL (Groin), Jimmy Nelson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Daniel Hudson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Álex Reyes: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Pepiot: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Braves vs. Dodgers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 5, Dodgers 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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