Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers 7/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/29/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:10 PM on SPSO, SNLA
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Atlanta Braves - Wood, A (7-8) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Greinke, Z (12-6)
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Alex Wood (7-8) will be looking to quickly get over his roughest start of the year when the Atlanta Braves go up against Zack Greinke (12-6) and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Last Friday, Alex Wood gave up five runs (four earned) in five innings against the San Diego Padres and suffered his eighth loss of the year. He gave up a season-high 12 hits in that game and walked one while striking out four. Wood still has a decent 3.44 ERA on the season and he has struck out 94 batters in 96.2 innings on the mound.
Dodgers infielder Justin Turner has faced Wood more than any of his teammates, but he is just 1-for-6 against him with an RBI and a strikeout. Yasiel Puig is 1-for-1 against him with a double.
Zack Greinke had a solid outing against the San Francisco Giants on the road last Friday and picked up an easy win. He pitched seven shutout innings in that start and gave up just four hits while walking one and striking out 10. The right-hander has one of the best ERAs in the league at 2.74 and he has struck out 140 batters in 131.1 innings.
Braves outfielder has hit well against Greinke in the past, going 4-for-23 against him with a double, a home run and two RBI. His brother, B.J. Upton, is 4-for-23 against him with 11 strikeouts.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 43-56-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-52-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/06/14 3B Erisbel Arruebarrena Hip 15-day DL (7/5)
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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