Diamondbacks vs. Braves - 8/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (46-80) at Arizona Diamondbacks (52-74)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
() () vs. Robbie Ray (7-11) (4.24)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / Atlanta Braves --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks end their four-game series Thursday night.
The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Braves have scored scored 24 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six straight games. The Atlanta Braves offense continues to roll, and they’ve won six of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 134 hits, Nick Markakis has 70 RBI and Adonis Garcia has 10 home runs. John Gant gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.60 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Gant’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks also need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 24 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in four straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.15 and have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 160 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 76 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 26 home runs. Robbie Ray takes the hill, and he’s 7-11 with a 4.31 ERA and 174 strikeouts this season. This will be Ray’s second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 6-13 in their last 19 during game 4 of a series and 19-49 in their last 68 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. National League East and 7-15 in Rays last 22 starts. The Braves are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona.
I keep fading the Diamondbacks because their pitching rotation is a flat out joke, and it continues to pay off in spades. I'm not high on Gant either, but at least Atlanta continues to swing hot bats. Give me the Braves once again.