Dodgers vs Braves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 23 (Atlanta's Offense Proves Too Powerful at Home)
By Larry Rupp
The two teams with the best records in the National League meet head-to-head at Truist Park on Tuesday, May 23, as the Los Angeles Dodgers (30-19) face off against the Atlanta Braves (29-18).
Dodgers vs Braves Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
- Time: 7:20 p.m. ET
- Venue: Truist Park -- Atlanta, GA
- Coverage: TBS, SNLA and BS-S
The Dodgers (+450) and Braves (+500) currently rank first and second in terms of World Series odds, which makes this a game to tune in for. LA earned an 8-6 victory over Atlanta in the first game of this three-game series on Monday as JD Martinez smacked a home run in the second and seventh inning.
Dodgers vs Braves Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: LAD: (+168) | ATL: (-200)
- Spread: LAD: +1.5 (-118) | ATL: -1.5 (-102)
- Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-102) | Under: (-120)
The Braves enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:20 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 8.5 runs with the under favored at -120 odds.
Dodgers vs Braves Betting Trends
- The Dodgers are 4-1 straight up in their last five games against Atlanta.
- The total has hit the over in five of the Dodgers' last six games.
- Atlanta is 13-4 straight up in its last 17 games against an NL opponent.
- The total has hit the over in 15 of Atlanta's last 20 home games.
Dodgers vs Braves Prediction & Pick
This game features an interesting matchup on the mound. The Dodgers are handing the ball to Bobby Miller, who is making his MLB debut as the organization's top pitching prospect. The 24-year-old has posted a 5.65 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across four starts at the Triple-A level this season (14.1 innings).
The Braves are countering with one of the more impressive young hurlers in the game in Spencer Strider. Strider has logged a 2.96 ERA and 1.01 WIP across nine starts (4-1 record) as his arsenal of pitches continues to confuse hitters. The Atlanta star currently leads baseball with 86 strikeouts.
Not only does Strider give the Braves a chance to win any game on the schedule, but so does the team's lineup. Atlanta ranks fifth in runs per game (5.23) and fifth in on-base percentage (.335). Miller has his work cut out for himself considering the power that is present up and down the batting order.
Final Score Prediction: Dodgers: 3 | Braves: 5
Dodgers vs Braves Best Bet
Taking the Braves along the spread has some value, but the Dodgers have proven they should never be counted out. Shifting gears to Atlanta's run total is the way to go as a result. The Braves have tallied at least 5 runs in 10 of their last 18 games and are facing a pitcher that has struggled to succeed despite facing Triple-A talent. I trust the likes of Ronald Acuna Jr. and Matt Olson to break through.
Bet: Atlanta Braves Over 4.5 Runs (-114)
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