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MLB Betting Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

September 3, 2023


The Atlanta Braves (90-45) and Los Angeles Dodgers (83-52) will finish out their four-game series with another pivotal matchup. Will the Braves conduct the sweep or will the Dodgers stand their ground in the final game of the series?


  • Date: Game 4 on September 3, 2023 at 4:10 PM ET

  • Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Braves are the top team in the league once again and are on pace to break their season-best win record (106) from 1998. They have gone 9-1 over the previous 10 battles. Charlie Morton (14-10) will try to slow down the Dodgers on the mound with an ERA of 3.29.

They have consistently maintained a batting average of .276, while their opponents struggle with a lower .239 average. This impressive performance ratio might prove pivotal.

Furthermore, their on-base percentage (OBP) stands strong at .345. Coupled with an ERA of 3.81 and a slugging percentage of .502, these statistics outshine even the Dodgers.

The Braves have no issues in the NL East, as they are leading 16 games for the next team in the line (Philadelphia Phillies). They can still aim for the best season in franchise history with their pace.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers are still the second best team in the league according to the rankings, but they might fall back to third once this series is over. They have gone 6-4 out of their last 10 games, which include three straight losses to the Braves. Bobby Miller (8-3) is on the mound with an ERA of 4.00.

They maintain a steady batting average of .256 while limiting opponents to a .241 average, presenting a promising balance. However, this equilibrium might not prove consistently effective against the Braves.

Their capacity to reach base is commendable, boasting a .340 OBP, closely aligned with the Braves. Nevertheless, their ERA registers slightly higher at 4.18. Notably, their slugging percentage holds firm at .460, positioning them competitively against the Braves.

The Dodgers lead the NL West by 13.5 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. While they are comfortably ahead, they still need to show that they are capable of defeating the top team in the league.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Based on the odds from MyBookie, the game seems evenly matched, with the Los Angeles Dodgers being the slight favorites for the win. Yet, delving into market analysis, it becomes evident that the Braves have a 51.7 percent chance of coming out on top.


  • Atlanta Braves: -108

  • Los Angeles Dodgers: -112

The Braves have scored 18 runs compared to the 12 from the Dodgers this series. Each game has been close, but the Braves will likely finish the sweep.

Final Pick: Take the Atlanta Braves to Win at -108