Braves vs. Dodgers prediction and odds for Sunday, Sept. 3 (Statement Made)

The Braves have won six straight games and lead the NL East by 16 games.

Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13)
Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) / Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports

Well if this was an NLCS preview then it might not be a very exciting postseason. The Atlanta Braves have won the first three of this four-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers and have won six straight games to get to 90-45 while LA has fallen to 83-52. 

For the finale the Braves will send Charlie Morton to the mound against Bobby Miller. Morton is 14-10 with a 3.29 ERA in 26 starts this season while Miller is 8-3 with an ERA of 4.00 in his 16 starts. 

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Alright, now let’s get into the odds for this showdown of the two best teams in the National League. 

Braves vs. Dodgers odds, run line and total

Braves vs. Dodgers prediction and pick

If the Dodgers can’t beat the Braves then I have no idea who can. This wasn’t just a series featuring the top two teams in the NL, it featured the top two MVP candidates in the senior circuit and Ronald Acuña Jr. has made a statement in his race against Mookie Betts. 

Acuña homered again last night, so he’s now hit one in all three games of this series. However, this home run was special because it traveled 454 feet and was the hardest hit home run of the season. Acuña now has 32, which is six behind Mookie Betts, but Acuña has also stolen 63 bases and has his OPS back over 1.000. 

It did take 10 innings for Atlatna to win last night, but it feels like they want to make a statement in this series and they are the best team in baseball so there’s no way I can fade them when they really want to win. 

The Braves also have a good matchup against Bobby Miller because he has allowed four runs in each of his last two starts. Miller’s debut actually came against Atltanta back on May 23, and he went five innings and allowed only one run in an 8-1 LA win. History will not be repeating itself today. 

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