MLB Spread Guide: Diamondbacks vs Braves - 7/11

MLB Spread Guide: Diamondbacks vs Braves - 7/11

MLB Spread Guide: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves - 7/11

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves are set to face off on July 11 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The Braves, with a robust 51-39 record, stand as one of the leading teams in the league. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks are struggling to maintain a .500 record at 45-47. The game promises to be an intriguing matchup as both teams have shown flashes of brilliance this season.


Game Summary

With the Diamondbacks playing at home, they will look to capitalize on familiar surroundings. However, the Braves, with their impressive away record, will not be an easy opponent. The Diamondbacks have been inconsistent, as reflected in their recent games, while the Braves have shown more stability and resilience.


Odds and Betting Lines

Bet Type Odds
Over/Under 9.5
Arizona Diamondbacks Spread +1.5 (-138)
Atlanta Braves Spread -1.5 (+116)
Arizona Diamondbacks Moneyline +120
Atlanta Braves Moneyline -140

Pitching Probables

Player W-L ERA Strikeouts WHIP
Brandon Pfaadt (ARI) 3-6 4.19 100 1.19
Max Fried (ATL) 7-4 3.18 88 1.15

Team Previews

Arizona Diamondbacks

Hitting: The Diamondbacks are currently 8th in the league with 788 hits and have an average of .253, ranking 9th. Key players such as Ketel Marte, who leads the team with a .281 batting average, and Christian Walker, who tops the team with 22 home runs and 65 RBIs, are crucial to their offensive success.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has struggled, managing only 19 saves, ranking 24th in the league. The Diamondbacks' overall ERA stands at 4.63, which is 28th in the league, indicating a need for improvement in pitching.

Fielding: With 40 errors, the Diamondbacks' defense is ranked 27th, showing a significant area of concern that needs addressing to support their pitchers better.

Starting Pitchers: Brandon Pfaadt will be on the mound for this game. With a record of 3-6, an ERA of 4.19, and a WHIP of 1.19, Pfaadt has shown potential but needs consistency to help his team secure victories.


Atlanta Braves

Hitting: The Braves have a lower batting average of .243, ranking 18th in the league. However, players like Marcell Ozuna, with a .293 average and 23 home runs, and his 73 RBIs, lead the team offensively.

Relief Pitching: The Braves' bullpen has been more reliable with 25 saves, ranking 8th. Their overall ERA is a commendable 3.40, placing them 2nd in the league, which shows the strength of their pitching staff.

Fielding: The Braves have committed 38 errors, ranking 30th in the league, which is an area they need to improve upon to support their pitchers better.

Starting Pitchers: Max Fried will start for the Braves. With a record of 7-4, an ERA of 3.18, and a WHIP of 1.15, Fried has been a reliable pitcher for the Braves, and his performance will be pivotal in this game.


Team Injuries

Arizona Diamondbacks

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Miguel Castro RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 10

Atlanta Braves

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Ramon Laureano RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks are 45-47 against the spread this season.
  • The Braves are 51-39 against the spread this season.
  • The Diamondbacks have a 22-23 record at home.
  • The Braves have a 29-17 record on the road.
  • The Diamondbacks are 6th in the league with 450 runs scored.
  • The Braves are 17th in the league with 390 runs scored.
  • Arizona ranks 8th in hits with 788.
  • Atlanta ranks 17th in hits with 738.
  • Arizona ranks 27th in errors with 40.
  • Atlanta ranks 30th in errors with 38.

Recent Games

Arizona Diamondbacks

Opponent Score W/L
@ San Diego W9-1 W
@ San Diego W7-5 F/10 W
@ San Diego L10-8 L
@ Los Angeles W9-3 W
@ Los Angeles W12-4 W

Atlanta Braves

Opponent Score W/L
@ Arizona W6-2 W
@ Arizona W5-4 F/11 W
vs Philadelphia W6-0 W
vs Philadelphia W5-1 W
vs Philadelphia L8-6 L

Team Rankings

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

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Diamondbacks are 45-47 against the spread this season.
  • The Braves are 51-39 against the spread this season.
  • The Diamondbacks have a 22-23 record at home.
  • The Braves have a 29-17 record on the road.
  • The Diamondbacks are 6th in the league with 450 runs scored.
  • The Braves are 17th in the league with 390 runs scored.
  • Arizona ranks 8th in hits with 788.
  • Atlanta ranks 17th in hits with 738.
  • Arizona ranks 27th in errors with 40.
  • Atlanta ranks 30th in errors with 38.

Weather

The weather for the game at Chase Field is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high temperature of 110°F. Given that Chase Field is an indoor stadium, the weather conditions should not significantly impact the gameplay.


Prediction

Pick: Atlanta Braves to cover -1.5

The Atlanta Braves have shown consistent performance, both at home and on the road. With Max Fried on the mound, who has been reliable this season, and a better overall pitching staff, the Braves have the upper hand. The Diamondbacks, despite having a decent hitting lineup, have struggled with consistency, especially in pitching and fielding. Expect the Braves to leverage their strengths and cover the spread of -1.5 in this matchup.

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