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Braves vs. Diamondbacks - 8/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks (56-58) at Atlanta Braves (52-63)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Turner Field)

R De La Rosa (10-5) (4.55) vs. S Miller (5-9) (2.48)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +100 / Arizona Diamondbacks -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ/FSSO

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 139 hits and 86 RBI while A.J. Pollock and David Peralta have combined for 113 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last six road games. Rubby De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 10-5 with a 4.55 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. This will be De La Rosa’s second career game against the Braves.

Braves vs. Diamondbacks - 8/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Braves have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. The Atlanta Braves have split their last eight home games. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 131 hits and 42 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 82 RBI. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and he’s 5-9 with a 2.48 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Miller is 1-0 with a 5.23 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 6-20 in their last 26 games as a road favorite and 5-0 in De La Rosas last 5 starts. The Braves are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 3-13 in Millers last 16 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in Atlanta.

The Braves have had no success this season with Miller on the mound. De La Rosa has been solid for much of the season and the D-Backs are overall the better team. Give me Arizona and the better pitcher for the cheap price. 

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Arizona Diamondbacks -110

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