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MLB Pick: Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks

The Atlanta Braves head out to Chase Field in Arizona for a four game series with the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks have played the Braves well of late winning 7 of the last 10 meetings overall and 4 of the last 5 played at home in Arizona.

Head to Head Trends

Braves are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
Braves are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.

Arizona Diamondbacks (-135)

The Arizona Diamondbacks are last in the National League West 22 games under .500 and 17.5 games out of 1st place. The Diamondbacks weren’t all that bad earlier in the season but they went through a rough stretch back in June and July where they lost 26 of 33 games.

The Diamondbacks have a pretty good offense averaging 4.52 runs per game but their pitching is absolutely brutal allowing a league worst 5.56 runs per game and they seem to be getting even worse allowing 7.50 runs per game over their last 10 games.

Starting for the Diamondbacks tonight is Zack Godley who is 4-2 with a 4.85 ERA in 7 starts and a handful of relief appearances this season. Godley has bounced back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen this season and he hasn’t been very good at either but his last start was his best start allowing just 2 earned runs over 7.1 innings of work.

Arizona Diamondback Trends

Diamondbacks are 9-4 in Godleys last 13 starts.
Diamondbacks are 8-17 in their last 25 home games.

Atlanta Braves (+125)

The Atlanta Braves are last in the National League East 34 games under .500 and 28.5 games out of 1st place. The Braves started the season horrible and it looks like they are going to finish the season horrible as well losing 9 of their last 11 games. The Braves don’t have the best pitching allowing 4.87 runs per game but their main weakness this season has been their offense averaging just 3.64 runs per game.

On the hill for the Braves in this one is Mike Foltynewicz who is 6-5 with a 4.45 ERA on the season. Foltynewicz had a couple decent starts earlier in the season but he’s been fairly bad for the most part with just 1 quality start since.

Atlanta Braves Trends

Braves are 2-9 in their last 11 overall.
Braves are 32-66 in their last 98 road games.

Pick Conclusion

I’m going with the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Braves in this one. Neither team is very good but at least the Diamondbacks have a fairly solid offense so I think they should be able to get it done tonight at home even though they do have one of the worst home records in all of baseball at just 21-40.

Free Pick : Arizona Diamondbacks -135 at Bovada

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