Braves vs. Yankees MLB Prediction
The Yankees snapped their losing streak with a win on Tuesday night over the Braves and they’ll get another shot at Atlanta on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. ET. Will the Bronx Bombers pick up another win with Corey Kluber on the hill?
975 Atlanta Braves (+110) at 976 New York Yankees (-120); o/u 9
6:35 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Atlanta Braves DFS Spin
Ian Anderson pitched five innings and allowed three runs Thursday against the Marlins. Anderson wasn't great in his first two starts, but at least he walked only three batters total in those. Today, he walked four and gave up six hits against one of the NL's weaker lineups. He has a 4.70 ERA with a difficult assignment in New York against the Yankees next time out.
New York Yankees DFS Spin
Corey Kluber was lifted after allowing three runs in four innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays. The good news is that Kluber showed his best velocity of the season today (averaging about 91.5 mph with his fastballs) and came up with 15 whiffs among his 77 pitches. He did give up a couple of homers, though, and he walked two more batters. In three starts this year, he's totaled just 10 1/3 innings and walked seven while giving up 10 runs, seven of which were earned. If there's a little more velocity still to come, it'd greatly help his chances of being a useful starter for both fantasy leaguers and the Yankees. As is, he looks awfully mediocre.
Braves vs. Yankees Betting Prediction
The Braves are winless in their last five games in New York and 5-13 in their last 18 games versus Atlanta overall. The Braves are also 8-18 in their last 26 games as a road underdog and are 1-4 in their last five interleague games as an underdog. The Yankees, meanwhile, are 81-35 in their last 116 home games and are 74-29 in their last 103 games as a home favorite.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES -120