Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction 7/8/2024

The Atlanta Braves (49-39) travel to face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks (45-45) on Monday, July 8th. This game will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix and televised on MLBN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 8:40  CT.

Braves vs. Diamondbacks Betting Prediction

  • Money Line Prediction: Diamondbacks (+161)
  • Over/Under Prediction: Over 8 Runs
  • Diamondbacks have won 4 of their last 5 games, showing strong recent form.
  • Diamondbacks have scored an average of 7.2 runs per game in their last 5 games, indicating a potent offense.
  • Diamondbacks have a home record of 22-21, while the Braves have an away record of 20-22, suggesting a home-field advantage.
  • Diamondbacks have won 6 of their last 10 games, while the Braves have a 5-5 record in their last 10 games.
  • Diamondbacks have scored 9 or more runs in 4 of their last 5 games, demonstrating their ability to produce high-scoring games.

Braves vs Diamondbacks

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The Braves Are Coming Off A Win

The Braves’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Phillies, closing out their series with a 6-0 win. After allowing just one run in the top of the first, the Braves responded with five runs of their own. Atlanta went on to add another run in the 2nd inning.

Reynaldo Lopez put together a good start for the Braves, going six innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just three hits and struck out six Phillies batters. Adam Duvall was hot at the plate, going 3/4 with a homer and a run scored. The Braves also had three other players with two hits.

Atlanta’s overall series record this season is 17-11-2, and they are 49-39 after winning two straight games. They are 8 games behind the Phillies in the NL East, who they just took two of three games from. The Braves are 14-12 in divisional games this year.

As the favorite, the Braves have a 46-33 straight-up record and are 37-42 against the run line. Their games have had an average of 7.9 runs, with the over hitting in 58 of their games. Heading into today’s game, the under has hit in their last two games.

Chris Sale Gets The Start For The Braves

Braves starter Chris Sale has been dominant this season, coming into the game with a record of 11-3 and an ERA of 2.71. He most recently faced the Giants on July 3rd, where he picked up the win, going six innings and giving up just one earned run. Looking back further, Sale has made 16 appearances and 10 of them have been quality starts. Per nine innings, he is averaging 11.47 strikeouts. Sale has been especially tough at home, coming in with a record of 8-0 and an ERA of 3.40. On the road, his ERA is 2.65.

Braves Offense Breakdown

Marcell Ozuna has been a big run producer for the Braves this season, as his 72 RBIs are 3rd in the league, and he is also 4th in the league with 23 homers. Ozuna is also batting .295 for the season and has gone 5/18 with two homers over his last five games. Ozzie Albies has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 8/19 in his last five games.

As a team, the Braves are averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 16th in the league. They are also 11th in batting average and have the league’s 11th best home run total. Overall, they are 10th in slugging percentage and 11th in OPS.

The Diamondbacks Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their last game vs. the Padres, the Diamondbacks closed out the series with a 9-1 win. Leading up to the game, they were the heavy favorite at +147. It was a big first inning for the Diamondbacks, as they scored a run and then added another three runs in the 2nd.

Ryne Nelson put together a good start for the Diamondbacks, going 6 2/3 innings, and giving up just one run on three hits. He only had five strikeouts in the outing and got the win.

Arizona has been a solid bet against the run line this season, with a 45-45 record. They have covered the run line in five straight games as the underdog and have a 29-21 run line record in that role. The Diamondbacks are 22-18 straight up as the favorite and 23-27 as the underdog.

Arizona is currently at .500 with a 45-45 record and are 3rd in the NL West, 9.5 games behind the Dodgers. They have won two straight games and three consecutive series. The Diamondbacks’ games have averaged 9.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 47-41.

Yilber Diaz Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Today, Yilber Diaz gets the nod for the Diamondbacks as they face the Braves. It’s his chance to make a strong opening statement, as this will be his first time on the mound this year.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

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Arizona comes into the game as one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 4.9 runs per game, which is 6th in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .255, which is the 5th best mark in the league, and they are also among the league leaders in on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS.

Christian Walker has been on a tear for the Diamondbacks, going 16/34 (.471) over his last eight games, with five home runs and 13 RBIs. For the season, he is hitting .268 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs. Ketel Marte is also having a strong season, hitting .284 with 17 homers and 51 RBIs.

Braves vs Diamondbacks Prediction

Based on the money line, we like the Diamondbacks to pick up the win today against the Braves. At +161, there is some great value in taking the Diamondbacks to pick up the win at home.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Chris Sale does have the best chance to pick up a win among today’s starters. However, his strikeout projection is the highest at seven. If you are looking for a parlay, you could take the Diamondbacks on the money line and Sale to record the most strikeouts.

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