Braves vs. Dodgers MLB Picks: Note Slugging Percentage & WHIP Before Betting Run Totals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:21 PM UTC

Wednesday, May. 27, 2015 4:21 PM UTC

Before placing MLB picks on Tuesday's Braves vs. Dodgers, check out this insightful article which culminates with a selection on the total using a very profitable betting system.

<p style="text-align:center;"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Braves invade Dodger Stadium on Tuesday</strong><br /> The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at 10:10 PM ET. According to <a href="" target="_blank" title="Compare MLB odds trading in real-time availability">MLB odds</a>, the Dodgers are a -240 money line favorite, and the posted total is 6.0. This will be the second of a three game series, and the Dodgers prevailed on Monday by the score of 6-3. By virtue of Monday’s game going over the total of 7.0, the Dodgers are 18-7-1 over the total at home, and Atlanta is 26-16-2 over the number in 2015.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"><em><a href="" target="_blank" title="Braves vs. Dodgers Daily MLB Picks: Rivalry Dating Back to 1890">Read Braves vs. Dodgers Daily MLB Picks: Rivalry Dating Back to 1890</a></em></p> <p><strong>Starting Pitchers</strong><br /> Right-hander Julio Teheran will make the start tonight for Atlanta. He’s struggled in his five starts on the road, going 4-1 over the total, posting a lofty 5.88 ERA, compiling a terrible 1.89 WHIP, and allowed seven home runs in just 26.0 innings pitched. Teheran is 0-3 in his career team starts versus the Dodgers with an unimpressive 6.50 ERA. All three of those outings have come since 2013.</p> <p>The 2014 <a href="" target="_blank" title="MLB Picks: Handicapping the 2015 National League Cy Young Race">National League Cy Young winner</a> Clayton Kershaw will take the mound on Monday. Kershaw is off to an inauspicious beginning to the season, going 4-5 in his team starts, and has uncharacteristically high by his standards 4.32 ERA. As a matter of fact, the Dodgers southpaw hurler has been less than stellar during his last three starts, evidenced by a 5.49 ERA in those outings.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Home Plate Umpire</strong><br /> Dana Demuth is slated to be calling balls and strikes tonight at Dodger Stadium. This will be his ninth time as a <a href="" target="_blank" title="Review Umpire Reports Before Betting">home plate umpire</a> in 2015, and he’s seen seven of those first eight games go over the total. Those eight times behind the dish for Demuth this season have averaged a combined 10.4 runs scored per game.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>MLB Totals Betting System</strong><br /> The Dodgers have an impressive .449 slugging percentage this season. However, they’ve hit a paltry .222 as a team over their previous ten games. The Braves bullpen has posted a collective WHIP of 1.34 in 2015. When combining all of this statistical data it creates a very profitable totals betting system, and I’ll use that valuable tool when making my <a href="" target="_blank" title="Free MLB Picks &amp; Baseball Predictions">MLB picks</a> on Tuesday.</p> <p>Any National League team (Dodgers) that has a slugging percentage of .430 or better, and has hit .225 or less as a team during their previous ten games, versus an opponent (Braves) that has a bullpen WHIP of 1.35 or less, resulted in that team going 85-43 (66.4%) over the total since 1997. Those 128 games averaged 10.2 runs scored per contest.</p> <p><strong>MLB Picks: </strong>Play the Braves and Dodgers to go over the total of 6.0 at <a href=";book=inarticlebookmaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with BookMaker today">Bookmaker</a>.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src=";timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=1096,19,43,227,999996,93,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id=752968" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden;"></iframe></p>
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