Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves - 7/24/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (47-50) at Arizona Diamondbacks (56-42)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
R Dickey (6-6) (4.07) vs. Z Greinke (11-4) (2.97)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -220 / Atlanta Braves +203 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSSE
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Monday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Braves have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Ender Inciarte leads the Braves with 124 hits and 39 RBI while Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp have combined for 199 hits and 93 RBI. R.A. Dickey gets the ball, and he is 6-6 with a 4.14 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 107 hits and 73 RBI while David Peralta and Jake Lamb have combined for 196 hits and 112 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 11-4 with a 2.97 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 2-1 with a 3.07 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League West, 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 10-3 in Greinkes last 13 starts. The Braves are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona.
Dickey has been really sharp in his last several starts and the Braves are playing good baseball overall this second half. However, Greinke has been Greinke of old this season, which includes having an ERA of 2.41 at home this season and striking out 89 batters in 71 innings. I have to side with Arizona here behind its ace.