Stepping back on to the diamond looking to add to our season-long running bankroll which is up to +$1175 with a 6-4 record since starting up this blog posting (for the sake of money management and measures we are using a $500 unit bet).
Saturday I am coming out with a home favorite back and will lay the chalk as the Los Angeles Dodgers are in Atlanta to take on the Braves at Turner Field in a 4:10 Pacific start time. BetDSI Sportsbook has opened the Brewers as -157 favorite on their overnight line. Remember that BetDSI reverts to a graduated-dime line starting 7:30 AM each day, so the price on the Braves may get better than the juice we have to lay as of this posting.
I have a lot of respect for Mike Minor who toes the rubber for Atlanta today. He is a flame-thrower who that can strike a lot of hitters out as evidenced by his 95 Ks in 96 and one-third innings pitched over his short career. Most impressive from a hard thrower like Minor is that he has allowed just 1 home run in over 55 innings this season. The young left hander has won four straight decisions and is 3-1 at home. I always like to look at Atlanta when playing at home and their 43-26 record at home is simply stellar. When facing the NL West Division the Braves are an impressive 20-13 and as of Friday have won 12 of their past 16 games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a disappointment this season both on and off the field, despite the best efforts of super stud Matt Kemp. Los Dodgers have played much better recently but are still a poor 30-35 on the road, 11-15 versus the NL East Division, and find themselves way back of the division leaders from Arizona. The young Nathan Eovaldi will pitch for the Dodgers here after getting hit around for 5 earned runs in 4 innings his most recent start. It is not a good place to expect him to bounce back.
It is a reasonable price given the Braves home dominance, road struggles of the Dodgers and the superior pitcher going for us today. I am betting Atlanta Braves -157 over the Los Angeles Dodgers as an official wager at BetDSI Sportsbook.