Braves vs Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/18

Braves vs Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/18

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MLB Predictions: Diamondbacks vs. Braves - Best Bet

 

Introduction

The upcoming game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves is scheduled for July 18, 2023. In this article, we will provide expert analysis and predictions for this matchup. Both teams possess potent lineups and have shown the ability to score runs consistently throughout the season.

 

Pitching Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks will have Zach Davies as their starting pitcher. Davies has struggled this season, posting a 1-5 record with a 6.37 ERA. His performances have been inconsistent, and he has had difficulties keeping opposing hitters at bay. Against a formidable Braves lineup, Davies may face challenges in preventing runs from being scored.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves will send Bryce Elder to the mound. Elder has been impressive, boasting a 7-2 record with a 2.97 ERA. He has displayed excellent command and has been effective in limiting runs. However, the Diamondbacks have the potential to challenge him with their strong offensive capabilities.

 

Hitting Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks feature a formidable lineup led by Christian Walker and Matt Olson. Walker has contributed 18 home runs and 58 RBIs, while Olson has added 30 home runs and 77 RBIs to the team's offensive production. With their ability to hit for power and drive in runs, the Diamondbacks have the potential to contribute significantly to the total runs scored in this game.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves possess one of the most potent lineups in the league, anchored by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman. Acuna Jr. boasts an impressive .333 batting average and has been a consistent run producer, while Freeman has displayed his power with 173 hits and a .593 slugging percentage. With their strong offensive capabilities, the Braves are capable of putting up runs in bunches.

 

Injury Report

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Merrill Kelly (SP) - Currently on the 15-day injured list since July 14.

Atlanta Braves

  • Jesse Chavez (RP) - Currently on the 15-day injured list since July 14.
  • A.J. Minter (RP) - Currently on the 15-day injured list since July 15.
  • Max Fried (SP) - Currently on the 60-day injured list since July 15.
  • Eddie Rosario (LF) - Day-to-day since July 16.
  • Kolby Allard (SP) - Day-to-day since July 16.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive capabilities of both teams and the potential vulnerabilities of the starting pitchers, we predict that the over of 10 runs is the best bet for this game. The Diamondbacks and the Braves possess strong lineups that have consistently produced runs throughout the season. With Davies struggling on the mound and the Braves featuring a potent lineup, there is a high likelihood of a high-scoring game.

Both teams have shown their ability to put up runs against various opponents. The Diamondbacks and the Braves have players who can hit for power and get on base consistently. With the total runs set at 10, there is a good chance that the offenses will generate enough scoring opportunities to exceed this number.

In conclusion, betting on the over of 10 runs is the recommended choice for this game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves. Both teams possess strong lineups that can contribute significantly to the total runs scored. Keep these insights in mind when making your betting decisions, and always remember to gamble responsibly.

Pick: Over 10 runs

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