Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/7/14
Atlanta Braves (31-27) at Arizona Diamondbacks (26-36)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Chase Field)
Ervin Santana (R) (5-2) (4.099) vs. Wade Miley (L) (3-6) (4.849)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +100 / Atlanta Braves -110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-S, FSN-AZ
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks play game two of three Saturday night at Chase Field.
The Braves stopped the bleeding a little bit with a 5-2 win on Friday, but have still lost six of their last 10 games. While the Braves pitching staff has been reliable for much of the season, they have allowed four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. With the lack of offense, the Braves are 7-19 when allowing more than three runs. Speaking of offense, Evan Gattis is on an eight-game hitting streak and Jason Heyward has a 10-game hitting streak. Ervin Santana will start, and he’s 5-2 with a 4.10 ERA and has 58 strikeouts in 63.2 innings. Santana is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two career starts against the Diamondbacks.
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Even with Friday’s loss, the Diamondbacks have won five of their last nine games and are playing some of their best baseball of the season. The Diamondbacks offense has been producing lately, scoring four or more runs in six of their last nine games. Paul Goldschmidt has 11 RBI in his last 10 games and Miguel Montero has homered in back-to-back games. The Diamondbacks pitching staff still has an ERA of 4.51, which is ranked 29th in the league. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he’s 3-6 with a 4.85 ERA and has 72 strikeouts in 81.2 innings. Miley is 0-2 with a 11.81 ERA in three career games against the Braves.
The Braves are 15-7 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Santana's last 4 starts during game 2 of a series. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 0-5 in Miley's last 5 home starts. The Braves are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings against the Diamondbacks.
Although the Diamondbacks have been hot lately, it’s hard not to take the Braves at this price with Santana on the mound. Give me the Braves.