The stage is set for an exhilarating baseball showdown on May 5, 2024, as the Atlanta Braves visit the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch is slated for 4:10 PM under the partially cloudy skies of Los Angeles. Leading the charge for the Braves will be ace pitcher Max Fried, who carries an ERA of 4.021 into the game. Opposing him on the mound for the Dodgers will be James Paxton, boasting a commendable ERA of 3.506. The Braves, currently topping the 2024 NL East Division with a formidable 19-8 record, are maintaining a .700 winning percentage and have a division-leading 8-4 record against their own division. They’ve chalked up 7 wins in their recent 10 outings, despite dropping their last game. Conversely, the Dodgers hold the third spot in the NL West Division with a 19-12 record and a .610 winning percentage. They also lead their division matchups with a 6-3 record and have won their most recent game, showing strong form with 7 wins in their last 10 games. Regarding the betting odds for this matchup, the point spread stands at 1.5 in favor of the Braves with an over/under set at 9.0. For money line bets, the Braves are marked at -135, indicating they are the slight favorites, while the Dodgers are listed at +113, suggesting a close encounter is anticipated.