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    Two of baseball’s top hitters face off when the Atlanta Braves (89-45) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (83-51) play at 9:10 PM ET on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Ronald Acuna Jr. has a .338 batting average (fourth in MLB) for the favored Braves (-110), while Freddie Freeman ranks second in MLB play hitting .342 this season for the underdog Dodgers (-109). Bryce Elder starts for Atlanta while Los Angeles will counter with Emmet Sheehan.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Dodgers

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:10 PM ET
    • Location: Los Angeles, California
    • Stadium: Dodger Stadium
    Braves vs Dodgers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -110 9

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Dodgers?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet LA

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Atlanta Braves have hit a league-leading 256 home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.
    • Atlanta has an MLB-high .277 batting average.
    • The Braves are the top team in baseball this season with a .346 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta strikes out eight times per game to rank sixth in the majors.
    • The Braves have hit 130 homers on the road this season (1.9 per game).
    • Atlanta is slugging .492 with 3.8 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • On the road this season the club averages 9.7 hits per game and is batting .274.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna has 183 hits and an OBP of .420 to go with a slugging percentage of .580. All three of those stats are tops among Atlanta hitters this season. He has a .338 batting average, as well.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, he ranks fourth in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and fifth in slugging.
    • Acuna hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .522 with two doubles, three home runs, three walks and 10 RBI.
    • Matt Olson is hitting .266 with 24 doubles, three triples, 43 home runs and 86 walks, while slugging .579 with an on-base percentage of .373.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average ranks him 56th, his on-base percentage 14th, and his slugging percentage sixth.
    • Austin Riley has 151 hits this season and has a slash line of .281/.339/.513.
    • Riley enters this game with five games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .400 with two doubles, two home runs, a walk and five RBI.
    • Ozzie Albies is batting .268 with a .325 OBP and 90 RBI for Atlanta this season.
    • Albies enters this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .250 with a walk.

    Dodgers Stats & Trends

    Dodgers Batting

    • The Dodgers have hit 213 homers this season, which ranks second in the league.
    • Los Angeles’ .257 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking seventh in MLB.
    • The Dodgers have an on-base percentage of .341 this season, which ranks second in the league.
    • Los Angeles ranks 13th with an average of 8.5 strikeouts per game.
    • In 69 games at home this season, they’ve hit 117 homers, an average of 1.7 per contest.
    • In 69 home games this season, it is slugging .471 with 243 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 69 home games this season, they have a batting average of .259 while averaging 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Dodgers Key Batters

    • Mookie Betts has put up 158 hits, a team-high for the Dodgers. He’s batting .315 and slugging .619 with an on-base percentage of .409.
    • Including all qualified players, he is seventh in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks fourth and he is third in slugging.
    • Freeman’s .417 OBP and .588 slugging percentage both pace his team. He has a batting average of .342.
    • His batting average is second among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is fourth in slugging.
    • Max Muncy is batting .207 with 15 doubles, 32 home runs and 73 walks.
    • Will Smith has 19 doubles, a triple, 17 home runs and 55 walks while batting .271.

    Braves vs. Dodgers Probable Pitchers

    Bryce Elder (ATL) Pitcher Emmet Sheehan (LAD)
    11 – 4 W/L 3 – 1
    149.1 IP 38.1
    3.50 ERA 5.63
    1.212 WHIP 1.278
    6.4 K/9 7
    3 BB/9 4.2

    Braves vs. Dodgers Injury Updates

    • Braves: Yonny Chirinos: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Daysbel Hernández: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Anderson: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sam Hilliard: 60 Day IL (Heel), Jesse Chávez: 60 Day IL (Shin), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Dodgers: J.D. Martínez: 10 Day IL (Groin), Jonny Deluca: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Yency Almonte: 15 Day IL (Knee), Joe Kelly: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Michael Grove: 15 Day IL (Lat), Tony Gonsolin: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Dustin May: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Daniel Hudson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Tyler Cyr: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Marisnick: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Jimmy Nelson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Álex Reyes: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Braves and Dodgers (Last 10 Games)


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