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Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

It’s the third game of a four-game series between the top two teams in the National League on Saturday. The Atlanta Braves are on the road at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Atlanta picked up a big win on Thursday and then backed it up with another on Friday. The Braves are doing all they can to ensure the Dodgers have no chance of catching them for the top spot in the National League. The Braves are now 89-45 on the season and have won five straight games.

For Los Angeles, they are 83-51 on the season. The Dodgers hold a big lead in the National League West and appear to be settling in as the 2nd seed in the National League.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are both listed at -110 in this game, with a total of 9.5 runs.

Pitching Matchup in Question

Bryce Elder will throw for the Atlanta Braves in this game. Elder comes into this game with an 11-4 record and a 3.50 earned run average. The 24-year-old has made 26 starts this season and thrown nearly 150 innings. Elder has 107 strikeouts and 49 walks on the season.

Elder is coming off a start on the road at Colorado, where he went six innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out four.

The Dodgers have yet to announce a starting pitcher for them on Saturday.

Red Hot Acuna

There were questions about whether Ronald Acuna Jr. could hold off Mookie Bets for the National League MVP award. He is doing his best to put that to rest. His 31st home run of the season came on Friday to put Atlanta up 2-0. He hit his 30th to start the game on Thursday.

He joined the 30 home run, 60 stolen base club in Major League Baseball. Atlanta also got a home run from Marcell Ozuna, his 32nd, and Travis D’Arnaud in the game.

Acuna has bumped his batting average up to .338 on the season and is 16 runs batted in away from 100 on the season. Austin Riley is one behind with 83, while Matt Olson leads all of baseball with 112.

Dodgers Looking to Find Their Bats

The Dodgers are looking to find their bats after just six hits in the loss to the Braves on Friday. Max Fried was solid for Atlanta. Freddie Freeman picked up one of the hits and is also at .338, tied with Acuna Jr. for second in the National League. Mookie Betts went 0-3, which now makes him .315 on the season.

Kolten Wong hit a home run in the game for the Dodgers. It was a three-run blast, but it was too little too late.

Braves With Again

The Braves have Elder on the mound, and the Dodgers are not sure who they will throw; this is an advantage to the Braves.

Elder has good stuff and would love to keep the Dodgers off balance and give Atlanta a chance for a massive four-game sweep on Sunday. Look for the Braves to win this game with early offense and good pitching.

We will bet the Atlanta Braves -110 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.

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