Diamondbacks at Braves - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (56-57) at Atlanta Braves (51-63)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)
Robbie Ray (3-7) (3.13) vs. J Teheran (7-6) (4.57)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -105 / Arizona Diamondbacks -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSSO
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 32 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 136 hits and 83 RBI while A.J. Pollock and David Peralta have combined for 109 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last eight road games. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he’s 3-7 with a 3.13 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. This will be Ray’s first career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Braves have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 131 hits and 42 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Jace Peterson have combined for 96 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have split their last six home games. Julio Teheran takes the hill, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.57 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Rays last 5 starts. The Braves are 1-6 in their last 7 games following an off day and 4-1 in Teherans last 5 home starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Atlanta.
Ray has not won a game since July 7th and has allowed a combined seven runs in his last two outings. Teheran is actually capable of being a decent pitcher, which is why I'm siding with the home team here.