Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves MLB Pick – June 24

The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball action on June 24. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout Friday night. One of these games will be between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 7:20 PM Eastern time.

Los Angeles has earned a record of 43-25 throughout this season, which has them sitting in first place of the NL West. The Dodgers are tied with the San Diego Padres on top of the division, but have played less games. Los Angeles has won three games in a row and six of their last eight. The Dodgers will look for a big win on the road in this one.

The Braves have put up a record of 41-30 so far this season, which has them in second place of the NL East. Atlanta is four games back on the top seeded New York Mets in the division race. The Braves have won two games in a row and are 18-3 in their last 21. Atlanta will look to remain red hot with a home win on Friday night.

These two teams have been great on this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game also marks the return home for Freddie Freeman after signing with the Dodgers in the offseason. Atlanta will look to remain hot, while Freeman and the Dodgers will look for some revenge. If either team can come out fast, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Los Angeles Dodgers -1 ½ (+130) -130 Over 9 ½ (-105)
Atlanta Braves +1 ½ (-150) +108 Under 9 ½ (-115)
Team Data Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta Braves
Overall Record 43-25 41-30
Away/ Home Record 23-13 23-15
Batting Average .253 .248
Batting Average Away/ Home .260 .253
ERA 2.93 3.75
ERA Away/ Home 2.66 4.10

Betting Trends

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • 10-9 in June games
  • 7-3 when playing on Friday
  • 29-16 in night games
  • 29-17 against right handed starters
  • 28-14 after a win
  • 11-4 after three or more straight wins
  • 9-8 against team with a winning record

Atlanta Braves

  • 18-3 in June
  • 8-3 when playing on Friday
  • 30-17 in night games
  • 18-7 against left handers
  • 21-20 after a win
  • 12-11 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times this season in Los Angeles. Trea Turner had three RBI’s in the first game as the Dodgers earned a 7-4 win. Travis d’Arnaud had a solo shot in the second meeting, while Max Fried pitched seven shutout innings as the Braves won 3-1. Freddie Freeman had a two run homer in the third matchup to lead Los Angeles to a 5-1 win.

Offense

The Dodgers have been strong at the plate throughout this season. Los Angeles has a .253 batting average, which is 7th in the league. The Dodgers have earned an OBP of .332, which is 1st in the MLB. Los Angeles has put up a .762 OPS, which is 2nd in the league. The Dodgers have a BA of .257 against right handers.

Atlanta has been solid hitting the ball so far this season. The Braves have a batting average of .248, which is 11th in the MLB. Atlanta has posted a .314 on base percentage, which is 16th in the league. The Braves have earned an OPS of .757, which is 3rd in the MLB. Atlanta has hit .263 against lefties this season.

Los Angeles has been a bit better at the plate this season and will look to step up in this one. The Dodgers outscored Atlanta 13-8 in the first three games and will look to remain hot on the road. The Braves had had their bats going strong in this winning streak though. If either team can come out fast hitting the ball, it could lead them to the win.

Pitching Preview

I expect Julio Urias to get the start on the mound for Los Angeles in this one. Urias has started in 13 games this season, going 4-6 in those matchups. He has posted a 2.56 ERA and a WHIP of 1.024 in those outings. Urias pitched six innings in his last start against the Cleveland Guardians. He gave up two hits en route to the win.

Ian Anderson will likely get the nod at pitcher for the Braves on Friday night. Anderson has earned a record of 6-3 throughout his 13 starts this season. He has put up an ERA of 4.35 and a 1.278 WHIP in those matchups. Anderson’s last start was against the Chicago Cubs. He gave up three hits through six and two thirds innings in the winning effort.

These two pitchers have been strong this season and are coming off wins in their last starts. Atlanta has a slight edge in the bullpen in this one. The Braves relievers have a 3.09 ERA, which is 5th in the league. The Dodgers bullpen has combined for an ERA of 3.40, which is 8th in the MLB this season. Both teams will look for their pitching to lead them on Friday night.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong this season and will look for a big win on Friday night. The Dodgers will look to come out strong as Freeman returns to Atlanta. Los Angeles is also looking for revenge after being eliminated last postseason by the Braves. The Dodgers also have Urias starting. He has a losing record with an ERA below 3.00, which will turn around.

Bovada has Los Angeles listed as a -130 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Dodgers will win this game around 56.5 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate with Los Angeles being the better team on the season. I expect the Dodgers to come out fast in this one. As slight favorites, I like the value on Los Angeles.

The Bet
Los Angeles Dodgers
-130
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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