Any team that can win three games in a row deserves a bit of respect. However, the overall record for the Diamondbacks is the most concerning thing. Pitching and lackluster batting has also been a problem for the team.
The Atlanta Braves, on the other hand, have the whole package. This team is still at the plate and on the mound, which they’ll prove again tonight.
Our Diamondbacks vs. Braves Betting Analysis will include looking at each team’s lineup. We’ll go more in-depth regarding updates and their MLB standings.
MLB Score Record
As we mentioned, the Diamondbacks have won their last three games. However, they have an overall record of 45-53, well under the .500 mark. On the road, Arizona has a record of 18-26, one of the worst in MLB.
When making a pick, doing the research is vital, which is why we take these MLB odds today seriously. The Atlanta Braves have a record of 59-41 this season, ranking second in the NL East. However, they did suffer a 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Now, let’s make some MLB picks against the spread.
Diamondbacks vs. Braves Betting Analysis
Heading into this game, the Diamondbacks are +180 underdogs on the Moneyline. However, they’re +1.5 against the spread.
Frankly, we advise against any against-the-spread picks when it comes to baseball. You’re much safer by betting on the Moneyline.
Before you head to the sportsbook and lock in your pick, let’s take a look at the MLB standings. The Diamondbacks rank fourth in the NL West, essentially tied with the Colorado Rockies. As underdogs, they have a 31-41 record at the sportsbook.
When it comes to the Atlanta Braves, however, you’ll find a much more consistent team. The Braves come into this game as -210 favorites, and for a good reason. Their pitcher, which we’ll go over below, is much better than anything the Diamondbacks have to offer.
Along with that, the Braves are one of the best teams in the NL East. This season the team is 51-26 as a favorite. With a home record of 33-21, it only makes sense to have the Atlanta Braves on your ticket.
MLB Injury Report
Both of these teams have a few injuries that are worth noting. Keynan Middleton, RP, is currently sidelined for the Arizona Diamondbacks. This isn’t a very significant injury, but it’s one that could keep him out of the game.
For the Atlanta Braves, another relief pitcher is sidelined along with a starter. RP Kirby Yates is listed on the 60-Day IL as of July 25. Kyle Muller, a starting pitcher, joined the day-to-day list earlier this week.
Diamondbacks vs. Braves Betting Preview
Although the Diamondbacks have won six games in a row, they’re not a trustworthy team. Prior to that, they lost to the Washington Nationals. Sure, the team is capable of going on winning streaks, but overall it’s smarter to pick the better team.
Getting the start on the mound tonight is Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner is arguably the Diamondbacks best pitcher, but he’s had trouble as well. With a record of 6-9 this season, Bumgarner has an ERA of 3.71.
Teams’ Average Batting
Another area you’ll need to pay attention to is how these teams are batting. The Diamondbacks, for example, have a team batting average of .227, ranking 28th in the league. They have the 23rd ranked on-base percentage at .306 as well.
The Atlanta Braves have one of the better batting groups. Overall, the Braves have the No.10 batting team with an average of .248. The team ranks fourth in runs at 474, and they have the third-best slugging percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Prediction
Perhaps the biggest factor in this game is that the Braves are starting Kyle Wright tonight. Wright is their best pitcher with a record of 12-4 and an ERA of 2.95. With Wright going against the lackluster bats of the Diamondbacks, the Braves are easily the best pick.
The Diamondbacks had a good winning streak going for them. However, when faced with Atlanta’s bats and Kyle Wright, we think the team will be overwhelmed. The last time these two teams played, the Braves won 6-0.
Who to Bet On?
Going over what each of these teams does well always helps when making a pick. The only reason we can’t take the Diamondbacks is that the Braves do everything well.
When it comes to Arizona, however, there are only a few things. After a 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, expect the Braves to bounce back tonight and win at home.
MLB Pick: Braves (-210)