Pick Teheran & Braves vs. Correia & Dodgers in MLB Betting

Monday, August 11, 2014 11:55 AM UTC

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 11:55 AM UTC

The Los Angeles Dodgers are starting to feel the “Dog Days of Summer”, which will provide a major edge for the Atlanta Braves on ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball.

<p style="text-align:center;"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:left;"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=21346" width="560"></iframe></span></p> <p><strong>Avoided a Sweep</strong><br /> Los Angeles managed to avoid its first three-game sweep of the 2014 campaign, as it picked up a <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/mlb/excellent-underdog-value-dodgers-vs-brewers-today/48539/" target="_blank" title="Review of yesterday's match up">5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers</a> as -149 road favorites Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total for the fourth time in five affairs.</p> <p>The Dodgers are amidst 20 straight days without a day off, which is important to consider when looking at the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/mlb-baseball/" target="_blank" title="Compare MLB Odds Live at Sportsbook Review!">MLB odds</a>, especially since they’ve split their 10 games this month.</p> <p>Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 8-12 as road underdogs of +150 to +175.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>A Potential Turnaround</strong><br /> Atlanta is worth a look in the future odds to win the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/mlb-baseball/news/nl-east-betting-trends-baseball-picks-a-48433/" target="_blank" title="NL East Betting Trends &amp; Baseball Picks">National League East division</a>, as it sits just 3.5 games back of the Washington Nationals after tallying a <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/mlb/bet-braves-105-over-nationals-mlb-tonight/48510/" target="_blank" title="Review last night's winning pick.">3-1 victory against them as -113 home favorites</a> on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.</p> <p>Dating back to July 6, the Braves are a miserable 11-19, but it’s important to point out that they’ve been outscored by just 11 runs over that span.</p> <p>MLB handicappers will find that the Braves are 11-7 as home favorites of -150 to -175 this year, with the OVER going 7-6-5 in that situation.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Correia</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/baseball-betting/2453392-kevin-correia.html" target="_blank" title="Can we trust Kevin Correia?">Kevin Correia (5-13, 4.94 ERA)</a> will be making his Dodgers’ debut, as the team acquired the former Minnesota Twin to give its starting rotation a breather, with Josh Beckett and Paul Maholm both going down with injuries.</p> <p>The right-hander is 3-5 with a 3.17 ERA in 11 road appearances, while he’s served up 13 home runs in 129.1 overall innings this season.</p> <p>In 12 lifetime appearances (eight starts) versus the Braves, Correia has produced a 3-3 record and 4.20 ERA, including a 1-2 mark and 4.07 ERA at Turner Field.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Teheran</strong><br /> Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (10-8, 2.92 ERA) has fallen in defeat in his last two trips to the mound, including a 7-3 setback on the road to the Seattle Mariners last Wednesday—giving up six runs and nine hits over six innings of work.</p> <p>The right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.48 ERA in 11 home appearances, with opposing hitters batting just .191 against him (.265 on the road).</p> <p>Teheran ended up on the losing end of a 2-1 result against the Dodgers when matching up with Clayton Kershaw in Southern California on July 31.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Prediction</strong><br /> I’m recommending that readers back the Braves as one of their <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/mlb/" target="_blank" title="Free baseball betting picks at Sportsbook Review">MLB picks</a>, as they’ve captured eight of Teheran’s last 10 starts at this venue versus teams with a winning record.<br /> <strong>MLB Pick:</strong>  Atlanta Braves</p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":287596, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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