Braves vs. Yankees Monday Prediction
Two teams coming off successful weekends will meet at Yankee Stadium on Monday night when they Yankees host the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will New York open the series with a victory?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 2, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium
TV: ATL (FSSO); NYY (YES)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Yankees as a -200 favorite. As of this writing, 56% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the Braves on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Braves' Sanchez excited last start with strain or cramps in leg
Anibal Sanchez left Tuesday's start against the Reds with cramping in his right calf. Sanchez motioned to the umpire after a fly ball to right field with two outs in the fifth, and left with trainers. The removal is being called precautionary, so there's a good chance that Sanchez will be able to make his next scheduled start on Monday against the Yankees. He allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Cincinnati lineup, striking out five and walking one.
Yankees' Loaisiga strikes out eight in win over Phillies
Jonathan Loaisiga allowed just one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out eight in the Yankees' 4-2 win over the Phillies on Monday. Loaisiga has velocity and swing-and-miss ability. He's walked too many in the majors (eight in 14 innings), but that was never an issue in the minors. He might not be in the Yankees' rotation for the long haul, but he's been quite impressive thus far.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are just 2-9 in their last 11 games versus the Yankees.
The Yankees have won 50 of their last 65 games at home.
Even though the information is subject to change throughout the day, I was a little surprised to see the majority of the tickets on the Braves in this one. I guess the line of thinking is that the Yankees are coming off a game last night against their biggest rival and the Braves will catch them snoozing. That said, I actually like the Yankees on the runline here. They're 40-17 in their last 57 games when playing a team with a winning record and 31-13 in their last 44 games coming off a win. The Braves, meanwhile, are just 1-7 in their last eight interleague games when facing a right-handed starter.
The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-105)