Braves vs. Diamondbacks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Braves are -110 money line favorites over the Diamondbacks, whoa re +102 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 8 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Diamondbacks opened as -114 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to +102, while the Braves' odds have gone from +105 to -110. Atlanta heads into tonight's game with a 21-16 overall record and is 12-11 on the road, while the Diamondbacks are 21-17 overall and 10-10 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 77% of the betting public currently favors Atlanta. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Atlanta. According to latest MLB trends, Atlanta is 10-2 last 12 during game 1 of a series, 7-3 last 10 vs. a left-handed starter, 14-6 last 20 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game and 7-3 in Minor's last 10 starts. Arizona is 2-5 last 7 home games, 2-9 last 11 Monday games and 1-5 in Miley's last 6 starts with a total set of 7.0-8.5.
Atlanta has won eight of their last 10 in this series. The Atlanta Braves are fading in the National League East and are attempting to end their road trip on a good note. Arizona struggled with the Phillies over the weekend. The Atlanta Braves (21-16, 12-11 road, 22-15 O/U) struggled with San Francisco, after winning four of their last five. Arizona (21-17, 10-10 home, 14-23 O/U) is better on the road this year, as they fell to the Phillies in their last two games to split the four-game series. Lefty Mike Minor struck out seven against the Reds in his last start and gave up one runs over seven innings. The 25-year old has walked just eight in 45 2/3 innings. He has a 2.16 ERA in 14 starts after the All-Star break last season. He won his only career start against the Diamondbacks last year in April, winning 10-2. Wade Miley allowed just two runs to the woeful Dodgers in his last start, tossing 7 2/3 innings. But he struggled in his previous few starts, walking 10 batters in his previous 9 1/3 innings. He is 0-1 with a 12.71 ERA in two games against the Braves in his career. Justin Upton has a successful return to Arizona. Atlanta visits Chase Field in Phoenix in Game 1 of their three-game series to take on Arizona at 9:40pmET on Monday night.
MLB FREE PICK: ATLANTA BRAVES -110