Our top betting pick for Thursday comes from the late night National League game as the Atlanta Braves and LA Dodgers continue their series. The Braves and Dodgers will begin from Dodger Stadium at 10PM Eastern Time and you can watch this game over the MLB package. With our Major League Baseball best bet today we will play on the Atlanta Braves and LA Dodgers to play under the total of 6 ½ runs. The MLB odds from this pick were used from Top Bet sportsbook.
The MLB odds opened up in this Major League Baseball game with the home team LA Dodgers favored by -115 odds with the road club Atlanta Braves returning +105 odds. The run total is set at 6 ½ runs. Money early from the betting public has come on the Braves as Los Angeles is now lined as a -112 home favorite and the Braves take back is +102 odds. The run over under is set at 6 ½ runs. Those making a run line bet with the LA Dodgers and laying -1 ½ runs will receive a return of +205 odds. Atlanta Braves run line supporters taking the +1 ½ runs will lay -225 odds.
The Atlanta Braves will send right hander Brandon Beachy to the hill on Thursday as he faces the LA Dodgers. Beachy has been outstanding this season as the Braves starter is 2-1 in three starts in the 2012 campaign with an ERA of 0.47 and WHIP of 0.87. He has allowed just one earned run and 11 hits in 19 1/3rd innings pitched. He had a good start at Dodgers Stadium last year in his lone road outing in LA as he shut out the Dodgers batters and allowed just two hits over six innings of work. The Atlanta bullpen is pretty good behind Beachy.
The Dodgers will start veteran left hander Ted Lilly tonight at the Braves. Lilly has been sharp in his 2012 campaign as the Dodgers hurler in two starts is 2-0 with an ERA of 0.68 and WHIP of 1.00. In 13 innings pitched this season Lilly has allowed just one earned run and six hits with nine strike outs. Ted Lilly over the past two seasons has had two starts against the Atlanta Braves and the left hander has allowed no earned runs and seven hits over 13 innings of work. He faced the Braves last year at Dodger Stadium and pitched seven innings and allowed no runs and just four hits over seven innings pitched. The Dodgers bullpen in 2012 at home has been good as the unit sits with an ERA of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.09 in 22 innings of work and the unit has produced 24 strikeouts. There will be heavy air over Dodger Stadium tonight as rain is in the forecast and the balls will not carry. This mild temperature at Dodger Stadium often results in lower scoring games earlier in the season with the close proximity to the ocean. With two pitchers in solid form and weather conditions favoring the pitchers tonight bet the under at the best sports books.