Braves vs. Yankees Wednesday Pick
The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees will wrap up their series in the Bronx on the Fourth of July. Are the Yankees a solid runline play in the final game of the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
1:05 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 -170 favorite. As of this writing, 51% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Yankees 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' Teheran shuts out Cardinals for six innings in win
Julio Teheran turned in six shutout innings and allowed just two base hits in a win over the Cardinals on Friday. He struck out four, walked two and yielded just a pair of hits in the gem outing. He threw only 88 pitches before being relieved in what was a scoreless tie game at the time. The Braves scored a run in the next inning to put Teheran in line for the win. He improves to 6-5 with a 4.21 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 16 starts. He has 77 strikeouts, 41 walks and 15 homers allowed in 87 2/3 innings.
Yankees' Sabathia shuts down Red Sox in last start
CC Sabathia turned in a terrific performance in Friday's victory over the Red Sox, allowing just one run on six hits over his seven frames. The 37-year-old hurler was in complete command against his division rival, striking out five and issuing just one free pass. The only blemish on his night was an RBI double by Andrew Benintendi in the fifth inning. He'll carry an impressive 3.02 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Braves.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves have won nine of Teheran's last 11 starts when he faces an opponent with a winning record.
The Yankees have won 20 of Sabathia's last 26 home starts.
The Yankees have won 19 of Sabathia's last 26 interleague starts, are 19-7 in his last 26 outings when he faces a team with a winning record, and are 9-2 in his last 11 starts versus the National League East. Meanwhile, the home team is 21-8 in Chad Fairchild's last 29 games behind home plate.
The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (+120)