Dodgers vs Braves Prediction & Best Bets (May 24): Expect a Pitching Duel in LA

Devon Platana

Wed May 24 2023

Dodgers vs Braves Prediction & Best Bets (May 24): Expect a Pitching Duel in LA cover

The Los Angeles Dodgers aim to sweep the Atlanta Braves when they meet for their three-game series’ conclusion on Wednesday, May 24. Atlanta’s pitchers have struggled to limit Los Angeles’ offense so far, leaving time to tell if things will be different in tonight’s Dodgers vs Braves finale.

The Braves got absolutely destroyed Tuesday night, falling 8-1 to the Dodgers at Truist Park. J.D. Martinez and Jason Heyward each tallied a home run while Will Smith went 3-of-5 in the batter’s box, recording a double with three RBIs.

Can the Dodgers complete the sweep with another dominant effort tonight? Or will the Braves reverse their fortunes to avoid their fourth loss in five games?

Here’s a look at everything you know heading into tonight’s Dodgers vs Braves showdown, from the latest betting odds to a prediction with the best betting recommendation, courtesy of Betting News.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Game Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: Los Angeles Dodgers (31-19, 14-12 Away) vs. Atlanta Braves (29-19, 12-12 Home)
  • Venue & Location: Truist Park (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:20 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Dodgers vs Braves TV Info: MLB Extra Innings, Bally Sports South, Spectrum SportsNet

Dodgers vs Braves Game Odds

Game odds are via FanDuel as of Wednesday, May 23 at 9:27 a.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.


  • Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+146)
  • Atlanta Braves +1.5 (-176)


  • Over 9.5 Runs (-102)
  • Under 9.5 Runs (-120)


  • Los Angeles Dodgers -104
  • Atlanta Braves -112

Dodgers vs Braves Starting Pitchers

  • Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (5 starts — 2-1, 1.13 ERA)
  • Braves: Bryce Elder (9 starts —3-0, 2.06 ERA)

Dodgers vs Braves Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers are 10-4 straight up in their last 14 games.
  • Atlanta is 2-6 straight up in its last eight games against the NL West.
  • The total has hit the over in five of the Dodgers’ last six games against the National League.
  • The total has hit the over in 15 of Atlanta’s last 20 home games.
  • The total has hit the under in five of the last seven Dodgers-Braves matchups.

Dodgers vs Braves Game Preview

After the Dodgers and Braves combined for 23 runs in the first two meetings of this series, the finale is shaping up to be a pitching duel.

On one hand, you have Tony Gonsolin for the Dodgers. The 2022 MLB All-Star has been solid since missing the start of the season due to a sprained ankle. He’s gone 2-1 through five starts, pitching to a 1.13 ERA while surrendering a career-low 4.9 hits per nine innings.

Gonsolin has also pitched well against Atlanta in the past. In three previous meetings against the Braves, the 29-year-old owns a 1-0 record with a 1.15 ERA and 1.021 WHIP.

In other words, Bryce Elder must do his best to keep pace with Gonsolin. Fortunately, the Braves starting pitcher has performed well, too, going 3-0 while tallying a 2.06 ERA in nine starts. Having said that, Elder hasn’t been awarded the decision in any of his five starts at home this season, however, he does have a 2.17 ERA in those contests.

Nevertheless, it’s hard to imagine the Braves getting the better of Gonsolin tonight. After all, they’ve been struggling to generate offense lately, being held to three or fewer runs in three of their last four games. They’re also batting just .236 over their last 12 games, ranking 10th-worst in the Majors over that span.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, average the second-most runs in baseball (5.52) and have scored eight on the Braves in back-to-back contests. While Elder has pitched well, it’s clear that L.A.’s batters are feeling themselves and with how talent-rich that lineup is, it’ll be hard stopping them.

It’s also worth noting that the Braves haven’t been too impressive at Truist Park, only going 12-12 at home thus far. They’re also just 3-10 against the spread against National League clubs at home, whereas the Dodgers are 14-12 ATS in NL competition on the road.

It’s just hard viewing the Braves as favorites after last night’s drubbing. The Dodgers have already won the series, proving that they have the home club’s number. Unless Atlanta comes out with a completely different effort, history may repeat itself.

Dodgers vs Braves Game Prediction and Picks

Dodgers vs Braves Prediction: Dodgers 4, Braves 2

Dodgers vs Braves: Dodgers -1.5 (Best Value: +146 at FanDuel) & Under 9.5 Total Runs (Best Value: -120 at FanDuel)

After losing back-to-back games against the Dodgers, I don’t see the Braves winning tonight. Their run production has been all over the place lately, whereas L.A. has been getting a combination of solid offense and pitching. With Atlanta being 3-10 ATS at home against NL clubs, I won’t be shocked if Dave Roberts’ squad wins this by multiple runs.

For another worthwhile Dodgers vs Braves bet, I recommend taking the under on the 9.5 run total. Even though these clubs averaged 11.5 runs in the first two games of this series, the under is 5-2 in their previous seven matchups. With how well Gonsolin and Elder have been pitching, there’s no reason to expect that trend to change.

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Devon Platana
Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.