Diamondbacks vs. Braves - 8/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (45-79) at Arizona Diamondbacks (51-73)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
M Foltynewicz (6-5) (4.35) vs. Zack Godley (4-2) (4.85)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -168 / Atlanta Braves +158 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a four game series Monday night.
The Atlanta Braves haven’t won back-to-back games since August 8-9. The Braves have scored 22 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves offense has been crushing recently, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 131 hits, Nick Markakis has 68 RBI and Ender Inciarte has three home runs. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball, and he’s 6-5 with a 4.45 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Foltynewicz is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.09 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 156 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 74 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 25 home runs. Zack Godley takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.85 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. This will be Godley’s first career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 32-66 in their last 98 road games and 4-1 in Foltynewiczs last 5 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-17 in their last 25 home games and 9-4 in Godleys last 13 starts. The Braves are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
I continue to fade the Diamondbacks regardless of the line and it continue to pays off. Arizona is allowing runs left and right and Godley has been no different. The Braves are also hitting the ball very well. Give me the Braves and big plus money as another fade from Arizona.