MLB Moneyline Prediction: Diamondbacks vs Braves 7/10

MLB Moneyline Prediction: Diamondbacks vs Braves 7/10

MLB Moneyline Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves 7/10

 

Game Summary

The Atlanta Braves, currently holding a solid 51-39 record and standing second in the NL East, will face the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have a 45-47 record and are third in the NL West, at Chase Field in Phoenix on Wednesday at 9:40 p.m. EDT. The Braves are on a four-game win streak and aim to extend it. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have shown resilience at home with a 22-23 record but have struggled to maintain consistency overall.

Atlanta has dominated the season series against Arizona, winning all five previous matchups. The Braves' ability to record at least eight hits has been a key to their success, boasting a 34-12 record in such games. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks have a remarkable record of 20-8 in games where they did not give up a home run, indicating their potential to control the game when their pitching holds strong.

Top performers for the Diamondbacks include Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who has 15 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs, and 55 RBIs, and Christian Walker, who has been on fire recently, going 17-for-42 with four doubles and five home runs over the past 10 games. For the Braves, Austin Riley has contributed significantly with 17 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, and 38 RBIs, while Ozzie Albies has been in good form, hitting 12-for-39 with a double and two home runs in his last 10 games.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 9 runs
Braves Spread -136
Diamondbacks Spread +116
Braves Moneyline -110
Diamondbacks Moneyline -106

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA WHIP Strikeouts
Charlie Morton (ATL) 5-5 3.96 1.25 92
Slade Cecconi (ARI) 2-6 6.10 1.31 50

 

Team Previews

Arizona Diamondbacks

Hitting: The Diamondbacks' offense is led by the likes of Ketel Marte, who boasts a .281 batting average, and Christian Walker, who has hit 22 home runs and driven in 65 RBIs. They rank 8th in hits with 788 and 6th in runs with 450, showcasing their ability to generate offense.

Relief Pitching: Arizona's bullpen has struggled, with only 19 saves ranking them 24th in the league. Their overall ERA of 4.63 places them 28th, indicating significant challenges in keeping runs off the board.

Fielding: The Diamondbacks have committed 40 errors, ranking 27th in the league, highlighting defensive issues that could be costly in close games.

Starting Pitchers: Slade Cecconi has had a tough season, with a 2-6 record and a 6.10 ERA. The Diamondbacks will need a strong performance from him to counter the Braves' potent offense.

Atlanta Braves

Hitting: The Braves' offensive prowess is evident with key contributors like Marcell Ozuna, who leads the team with a .293 batting average and 23 home runs. They rank 17th in hits and runs, but their ability to deliver in clutch moments has been crucial.

Relief Pitching: Atlanta's bullpen has been solid, with 25 saves ranking them tied for 8th. Their overall ERA of 3.40 is the second-best in the league, indicating their effectiveness in shutting down opponents.

Fielding: The Braves have committed only 38 errors, ranking 30th, showcasing their strong defensive capabilities that have aided in their overall success.

Starting Pitchers: Charlie Morton has been reliable with a 5-5 record and a 3.96 ERA. His experience and ability to control the game will be pivotal in this matchup.

 

Team Injuries

Arizona Diamondbacks

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Brandon Pfaadt SP Ankle Day-to-day
Jordan Montgomery SP Knee 15-Day IL
Blake Walston RP Elbow 15-Day IL
Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder 60-Day IL
Kyle Nelson RP Shoulder 60-Day IL
Miguel Castro RP Shoulder 15-Day IL
Eduardo Rodriguez SP Shoulder 60-Day IL
Drey Jameson SP Elbow 60-Day IL

Atlanta Braves

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Raymond Kerr RP Elbow 60-Day IL
Ramon Laureano RF Back Day-to-day
Brian Anderson RF Bacterial Infection 10-Day IL
Spencer Strider SP Elbow 60-Day IL
Hurston Waldrep SP Elbow 15-Day IL
Huascar Ynoa SP Elbow 60-Day IL
Michael Harris II CF Hamstring 10-Day IL
Ronald Acuna Jr. CF Knee 60-Day IL
Jimmy Herget RP Shoulder 15-Day IL
Tyler Matzek RP Elbow 60-Day IL
Angel Perdomo RP Elbow 60-Day IL

 

Betting Trends

  • The Braves are 5-0 in their last five games against the Diamondbacks.
  • The Diamondbacks are 6-4 in their last 10 home games.
  • The Braves have a 22-22 record on the road.
  • The Diamondbacks have a 22-23 record at home.
  • The Braves are 34-12 when they record at least eight hits.
  • The Diamondbacks are 20-8 when they do not give up a home run.

 

Recent Games

Arizona Diamondbacks

Opponent Score W/L
vs Atlanta L 6-2 L
vs Atlanta L 5-4 (F/11) L
@ San Diego W 9-1 W
@ San Diego W 7-5 (F/10) W
@ San Diego L 10-8 L

Atlanta Braves

Opponent Score W/L
@ Arizona W 6-2 W
@ Arizona W 5-4 (F/11) W
vs Philadelphia W 6-0 W
vs Philadelphia W 5-1 W
vs Philadelphia L 8-6 L

 

Team Rankings

Category Diamondbacks Braves
Hitting 8th 17th
Starting Pitching 28th 2nd
Relief Pitching 24th 8th
Fielding 27th 30th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Braves have won five consecutive games against the Diamondbacks.
  • The Diamondbacks are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • The Braves have a 6-4 record in their last 10 games.
  • The Braves have a 2.42 ERA over their last 10 games.
  • The Diamondbacks have outscored their opponents by 23 runs over the last 10 games.
  • The Braves have outscored their opponents by 10 runs over the last 10 games.
  • Austin Riley has 17 doubles, two triples, and 12 home runs for the Braves.
  • Christian Walker has four doubles and five home runs in his last 10 games.
  • The Braves are 22-22 on the road this season.
  • The Diamondbacks are 22-23 at home this season.

 

Weather

The weather forecast for Phoenix on the day of the game is mostly sunny with a high temperature of 114°F.

 

Prediction

Pick: Braves Moneyline

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The Atlanta Braves have demonstrated their superiority against the Arizona Diamondbacks this season, winning all five previous encounters. With a solid 6-4 record in their last 10 games and the Diamondbacks' struggles with consistency, the Braves are well-positioned to extend their winning streak. Charlie Morton, with his reliable pitching, provides an edge over Slade Cecconi, who has struggled this season. Additionally, the Braves' strong bullpen and defensive capabilities further support the prediction of a Braves' victory.

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