Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/5/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (36-51) at Atlanta Braves (47-38)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Turner Field)
Mike Bolsinger (R) (1-4) (4.455) vs. Aaron Harang (R) (7-6) (3.694)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -150 / Arizona Diamondbacks +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS 1
The Atlanta Braves look to pick up another game in the standings with a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
For much of the first half of the season I have held out the thought that the Diamondbacks had plenty of time to get the ship righted but I'm no so sure right now when were are nearly at fhe All Star break. The Snakes have dropped seven of eleven following a 5-2 defeat at Atlanta Friday. Josh Collmenter was hit hard with all five runs plated on eleven hits over six frames. The Snakes produced seven hits with David Peralta rapping an RBI single. The Diamondbacks turn to Mike Bolsinger on the bump who faces Atlanta for the first time in his career. Bolsinger is 1-4 with 4.53 ERA with the team going 1-6 in his seven outings.
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When the Braves are hot very few teams can handle them and they are scorching right now after knocking off the Diamondbacks to secure their 10th win in eleven contests. The bats and arms have been contributing to the success and that trend continued Friday. The Braves gave Ervin Santana some early support and he didn't waste it with borh runs allowed on six hits through 7.1 frames to get the win. The Braves racked up 12 hits with Freddie Freeman driving in a pair of runs and scoring once. Aaron Harang toes the rubber for the second time against the Diamondbacks in 2014. In the first meeting Harang was charged with three runs on four hits and six BB over six frames of a 6-5 defeat.
I'm not 100% confident in Harang but the Braves are the hottest team in the game right now which makes it hard to go against them. For that reason I'll back them here...