Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/8/14
Atlanta Braves (32-27) at Arizona Diamondbacks (26-37)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
Aaron Harang (R) (4-4) (3.235) vs. Chase Anderson (R) (4-0) (3.324)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -110 / Atlanta Braves +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-S, FSN-AZ
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks will play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Braves have not been playing well lately, losing seven of their last 11 games and allowing teams to sneak up on them in the NL East. We can complain out a Braves pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games, but the offense has scored three or less runs in six of their last 10. Still, the Braves are 7-20 when allowing more than three runs this season. Jason Heyward has homered in back-to-back games. Aaron Harang gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.24 ERA and has 73 strikeouts in 72.1 innings. Harang is 3-8 with a 3.20 ERA in 16 career starts against the Diamondbacks.
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The Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games and have proven they can be a solid value bet at times. You can’t trust a Diamondbacks pitching staff that has an ERA of 4.52, but their offense has scored four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks are 22-12 when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Montero has homered in three straight games and Paul Goldschmidt has 10 RBI in his last nine games. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 4-0 with a 3.32 ERA and has 14 strikeouts in 21.2 innings. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 5-0 in Harang's last 5 starts during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 games as a road underdog. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in Anderson's last 4 starts and 10-26 in their last 36 home games.
Anderson has been solid this season and the Diamondbacks have been red hot for their standards. I'll take a shot with Arizona at home.