In our MLB predictions for Saturday, June 25, we are breaking down the middle contest of a three-game National League series between Los Angeles and Atlanta to bring you the best Dodgers vs Braves betting pick and odds. Friday’s opener is not included in the analysis, while the Dodgers beat the Braves in a three-game set at Dodger Stadium in April, 2-1.
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Dodgers vs Braves Betting Pick
This game will be played at Truist Park at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Why Bet The Braves:
✅ Andrew Heaney will get the nod for the Dodgers, and the 31-year-old left-hander is still building up his form following a shoulder injury. Last Sunday, Heaney returned from a two-month absence and pitched five frames of a two-run ball in a no-decision against the Cleveland Guardians. Andrew has struggled a lot over the last four years, recording a 4.81 ERA, 4.33 FIP, and 1.25 WHIP in 83 starts and seven relief appearances.
✅ The Braves are more dangerous when hitting the lefties and could easily destroy Andrew Heaney. They hold a 108 OPS+ against the righties and 127 OPS+ against the left-handed pitchers in 2022. The Braves are swinging a hot bat at the moment and have slugged a whopping 32 home runs over their last 13 games.
✅ Max Fried will take the mound for the Braves, who are undefeated in his previous six starts. Fried is 7-2 with a sharp 2.77 ERA, 2.71 FIP, and 1.05 WHIP in 14 starts (87.2 IP) in 2022. He’s allowed more than a run only once in his previous five appearances, while the current Dodgers have a .600 OPS in 84 at-bats against Fried.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The 43-25 Dodgers entered the Braves series rolling on a three-game winning streak. They’ve just swept a three-game road set against the Cincinnati Reds while dropping 26 runs on their rivals. The Dodgers have played in a shaky form as of late, going 10-9 through their first 19 games in June.
With Mookie Betts on the injury list, Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman lead the way for the Blue Crew. Freeman has eight hits and three dingers in his last 17 at-bats, while Turner has 13 hits and a couple of homers across his previous 30 at-bats.
The 41-30 Braves were searching for their third consecutive win on Friday night. They’ve just beat the San Francisco Giants in a four-game series at Truist Park and closed the gap between them and the 45-26 New York Mets in the NL East.
The Braves are without Ozzie Albies (foot) and Eddie Rosario (eye). Dansby Swanson has 15 hits and five no-doubters in his last 41 at-bats, while Austin Riley is slashing .253/.310/.544 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in June.