Braves vs. Diamondacks Prediction

Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 9/6/18, Prediction & Odds

Two teams with the sights set on a National League playoff spot will clash in series starting tonight as the Atlanta Braves play the host Arizona Diamondbacks. Will Atlanta end its three-game losing skid to earn a win tonight as the underdog?

Game Snapshot

905 Atlanta Braves at 906 Arizona Diamondbacks

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Chase Field at 9:40PM ET

TV: FS-A (ARI)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the D-backs are a -162 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +152 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8 runs. As of Thursday afternoon, 62 percent of public bets are siding with host Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Braves blow finale versus Red Sox

Atlanta allowed two earned runs in the ninth inning yesterday at home against Boston as it fell 9-8 and lose all three games in the series. A.J. Minter suffered the loss a allowed two earned runs on two hits with three strikeouts and one walk in 1 1/3 innings. Ronald Acuna Jr. was 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs from the leadoff spot. He set a Braves team record with his eighth leadoff home run of the season, doing it in only 45 games hitting in that spot of the lineup. Ender Inciarte went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs. Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Freddie Freeman came off the bench and hit a solo home run in his lone at-bat. Johan Camargo was 1-for-3 with a walk. Ozzie Albies finished 1-for-5 with a triple, a run and two RBIs. Tyler Flowers ended the game 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Charlie Culberson went 0-for-2, but reached base twice on walks. 

D-backs end four-game losing streak

Robbie Ray helped lead Arizona to a 6-0 victory Tuesday at home over the Padres as he threw 6 1/3 innings of two-hit ball with 10 strikeouts and two walks. A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 in the win, while Paul Goldschmidt was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Eduardo Escobar finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Nick Ahmed went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Ketel Marte was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Jeff Mathis was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run. Daniel Descalso was 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter, scoring a run and driving in one.

Anibal Sanchez (6-5, 2.98 ERA) will start today for Atlanta, while Arizona counters with Zack Greinke (13-9, 2.97).

MLB Betting Trends

Atlanta

The under is 7-0-1 in the last eight Braves road games. Atlanta is 2-6 in its last eight games overall. 

Arizona

The under is 20-6-1 in the last 27 Diamondbacks games overall. Arizona is 21-9 in its last 30 Thursday games.

Prediction:

Sanchez has been outstanding this season for Atlanta as a stabilizing force in the rotation, while Greinke continues to offer consistency. With both teams struggling a bit recently, I think each offense is going to find it difficult to score runs against the respective opposing pitcher. The best play here is the under.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BRAVES/DIAMONDBACKS UNDER 8

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