Diamondbacks vs. Braves - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (46-80) at Arizona Diamondbacks (52-74)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
J Teheran (3-9) (2.90) vs. Z Greinke (11-4) (4.21)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -150 / Atlanta Braves +140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Braves haven’t won two straight games since August 8-9. The Braves have scored 22 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five straight games. The Atlanta Braves offense continues to produce lately, 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. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he’s 3-9 with a 2.90 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 24 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 11 of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.15 and have lost 10 of their last 13 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. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 11-4 with a 4.21 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 2-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 18-41 in their last 59 during game 3 of a series and 5-17 in Teherans last 22 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 9-3 in Greinkes last 12 starts. The over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
We cashed on the Braves as a big underdog Tuesday night, and I'm taking them again here. I don't care who is pitching for the Diamondbacks, this team allows countless runs. It also helps that the Braves bats are on fire right now. Not to mention Teheran has allowed just six runs in his last four starts.