MLB Total Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves - 7/8

MLB Total Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves - 7/8

MLB Total Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves - 7/8

 

Game Summary

The Arizona Diamondbacks will face off against the Atlanta Braves on July 8 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This matchup features the Diamondbacks, who are currently sitting at a 45-45 record, against the Braves, who boast a 49-39 record. The game will be played indoors, which neutralizes weather conditions influencing the gameplay.

Arizona will likely start Yilber Diaz, a relatively unknown pitcher with no major league statistics to date. On the other hand, Atlanta will have Chris Sale on the mound, who has been stellar this season with an 11-3 record, a 2.71 ERA, and 127 strikeouts over 99.2 innings pitched. Sale's dominance will be a significant factor in this game, providing Atlanta with an edge in the starting pitching department.

The Diamondbacks have been a competitive team this season but have struggled to maintain consistency. They are currently ranked 8th in hits (766) and 7th in runs scored (435) but have a high team ERA of 4.70, ranking 29th in the league. Conversely, the Braves have been solid with a team ERA of 3.47, placing them 2nd in the league. They also have a balanced offense, ranking 17th in hits (710) and 18th in runs (373).

Both teams have key players who will influence the outcome of the game. For the Diamondbacks, Ketel Marte leads the team with a .284 batting average, while Christian Walker has been a power threat with 22 home runs and 64 RBIs. The Braves will rely on Marcell Ozuna, who leads the team with a .295 batting average and 23 home runs, along with 72 RBIs.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.5
Arizona Diamondbacks Moneyline -102
Atlanta Braves Moneyline -120

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher Team W-L ERA Strikeouts
Chris Sale Atlanta Braves 11-3 2.71 127
Yilber Diaz Arizona Diamondbacks -- -- --

 

Team Previews

Arizona Diamondbacks

Hitting: The Diamondbacks have been effective offensively, ranking 7th in runs scored (435) and 8th in batting average (.254). Key players include Ketel Marte (.284 AVG) and Christian Walker (22 HR, 64 RBI).

Relief Pitching: Arizona's bullpen has been a weak link, ranking 23rd in saves (19). The high team ERA of 4.70 highlights their struggles.

Fielding: The Diamondbacks have committed 39 errors, ranking 27th in the league, which has contributed to their defensive struggles.

Starting Pitchers: With Yilber Diaz making his debut, there is an uncertainty in their starting rotation for this game.

Atlanta Braves

Hitting: The Braves have been solid but not spectacular offensively, ranking 18th in runs scored (373) and 16th in batting average (.242). Marcell Ozuna leads the team with a .295 average and 23 home runs.

Relief Pitching: Atlanta's bullpen has been more reliable, ranking 11th in saves (24), indicating their ability to close out games effectively.

Fielding: The Braves have committed only 37 errors, the fewest in the league, showcasing their strong defensive capabilities.

Starting Pitchers: Chris Sale is a dominant force in their rotation, with a 2.71 ERA and 127 strikeouts, making him a significant advantage in this matchup.

 

Team Injuries

Arizona Diamondbacks

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Blake Walston RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
Ketel Marte 2B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
Brandon Pfaadt SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 11

Atlanta Braves

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Ramon Laureano RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
Jimmy Herget RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
Hurston Waldrep SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

 

Betting Trends

  • Arizona is 45-45 overall this season.
  • Atlanta is 49-39 overall this season.
  • Arizona has struggled defensively, ranking 27th in errors committed.
  • Atlanta has the second-best team ERA in the league at 3.47.
  • Chris Sale has an 11-3 record with a 2.71 ERA for Atlanta.

 

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
vs Philadelphia W6-0 W
vs Philadelphia W5-1 W
vs Philadelphia L8-6 L
vs San Francisco L4-2 L
vs San Francisco W3-1 W

 

Team Rankings

Team Hitting Starting Pitching Relief Pitching Fielding
Arizona Diamondbacks 8th 29th (ERA: 4.70) 23rd (Saves: 19) 27th (Errors: 39)
Atlanta Braves 16th 2nd (ERA: 3.47) 11th (Saves: 24) 30th (Errors: 37)

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • Arizona ranks 7th in runs scored (435).
  • Arizona ranks 8th in batting average (.254).
  • Arizona has a team ERA of 4.70, ranking 29th in the league.
  • Arizona has committed 39 errors, ranking 27th.
  • Atlanta ranks 18th in runs scored (373).
  • Atlanta ranks 16th in batting average (.242).
  • Atlanta has a team ERA of 3.47, ranking 2nd in the league.
  • Atlanta has committed only 37 errors, the fewest in the league.
  • Chris Sale has a 2.71 ERA and 127 strikeouts for Atlanta.
  • Atlanta's bullpen ranks 11th in saves (24).

 

Weather

The game will be played indoors at Chase Field, so weather conditions will not impact the game. However, the outside temperature in Phoenix is expected to be around 109°F and sunny.

 

Prediction

Pick: Atlanta Braves Moneyline

Given the starting pitchers, with Chris Sale's dominant performance this season and Yilber Diaz making his debut, the Atlanta Braves have a significant advantage. Sale's ability to control the game and the Braves' strong bullpen should be enough to secure a victory. Additionally, the Braves' solid defense will limit Arizona's offensive opportunities.

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