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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Dodgers vs. Braves on Saturday

We go over some of the best betting options for Friday’s matchup between the LA Dodgers and Atlanta Braves.

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single scoring Mookie Betts, to tie the game 1-1 with the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Dodgers will kick off their weekend with a matchup against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Los Angeles won its first matchup of the year against Atlanta 9-5 on Friday, and Clayton Kershaw will try to carry the Dodgers to a 2-0 record against his season’s Braves in the second leg of a three-game series. Let’s go over the best betting options for the game at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs. Braves, 7:20 TIME p.m. ET, ESPN+

Moneyline pick: Dodgers -130

The Braves like to swing for the fences and lead MLB with 85 home runs, but Kershaw excels at keeping the ball inside the park. The 33-year-old lefty has given up just eight home runs in 70 13 innings. Atlanta’s middle-of-the-road offense can't compare to Los Angeles’s. After all, the Dodgers entered Saturday with MLB’s highest-scoring offense. The Braves would really have to get the best of Kershaw to take home a win, and that seems unlikely.

Player Prop: Justin Turner O.5 runs scored (+110)

Turner has prolific at the plate this year and leads the Dodgers with 53 hits. Hitting in the 2-spot ahead of Chris Taylor has helped Turner cross home plate quite a few times. Taylor leads Los Angeles with 31 RBIs and Turner has scored 36 times in 54 games. The top of the Dodgers’ batting order is as likely to score as any group in baseball, so there’s plenty of value in this prop. Turner has scored seven runs in his last 10 games.

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