Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves 4/18/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds


The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Monday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. The Atlanta Braves look to get back to a .500 record. The Los Angeles Dodgers look to build on their six-game winning streak. 

The Atlanta Braves have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in six of their last nine games. The Braves have lost five straight games when scoring three or fewer runs. Matt Olson leads the Braves with 16 hits and 2 RBI, while Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall have combined for 24 hits and 14 RBI. Huascar Ynoa gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 15.00 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. This will be Ynoa’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their first nine games. The Dodgers are 6-1 this season when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Dodgers with 12 hits and 7 RBI, while Freddie Freeman and Chris Taylor have combined for 22 hits and 10 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 5-1 with a 2.20 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 13-6 in their last 19 road games and 28-13 in their last 41 overall. The Dodgers are 43-12 in their last 55 home games and 54-19 in their last 73 overall. The under is 4-1 in Braves last 5 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Dodgers last 9 overall. The Braves are 17-36 in the last 53 meetings in Los Angeles.

The Atlanta Braves are having issues putting runs on the board, and now they get to face one of the best pitchers in the game, who was perfect through seven innings in his season debut. Uh, good luck. Ynoa was rough in his season debut, and he’s still a young pitcher overall who has just 23 career starts under his belt. Throw in the Freddie Freeman stuff and this feels like a Dodgers’ victory where they just pile onto this winning streak. Give me the home team and the RL for max betting value.

Author: Lucy Green