Diamondbacks vs. Braves Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves both fell out of first place by half a game yesterday. Now back in action to start a three-game series in Atlanta, which team will get the win in an attempt to move back into the top spot in their respective division?
Friday, July 13, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET
TV: FSSO (ATL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -135 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Diamondbacks are +125 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 70 percent of bets are coming in on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
D-backs slowed down in Denver
One day after surrendering 19 runs, Arizona led for much of the game Thursday before falling by a count of 5-1. The Diamondbacks dropped two of three in the series. Paul Goldschmidt was 2-for-4 in the defeat, while A.J. Pollock went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Steven Souza Jr. finished 2-for-4 with a double. Chris Owings went 1-for-3 with a walk. Robbie Ray allowed two earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and three walks over 5 1/3 innings to take the loss.
Braves split with Jays
Atlanta won game two of a quick two-game home series versus Toronto, winning 9-5 on Wednesday. Ender Inciarte was 1-for-2 with a double, a run and an RBI before leaving the game with an injury. Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs to spark the offense. Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Tyler Flowers finished 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI. Johan Camargo was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run. Dansby Swanson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Mike Foltynewicz earned the win as he gave up five earned runs on six hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 12-4 in their last 16 road games. Arizona is 4-9 in its last 13 games overall.
The Braves are 20-8 in their last 28 home games versus the Diamondbacks. Atlanta is 2-6 in its last eight games overall.
Sanchez has provided a steady arm in the Braves rotation, while Godley has been inconsistent while thriving off good run support in a lot of his starts. Both teams could use a series win as they are in tough divisional battles. In the opener I like Atlanta as it had a day off and remained at home, plus Sanchez is the more trustworthy pitcher.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -135