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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Prediction 7-8-24 Picks

Atlanta Braves (49-39) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (45-45)
July 8, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +165 / Atlanta Braves -196; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet Monday in MLB action from Petco Chase Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Atlanta Braves will send out Chris Sale for the start here and Sale is 11-3 with a 2.71 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sale is 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 9 strikeouts against Arizona. Yilber Diaz will make his major league debut for Arizona in this game.

Atlanta Braves Recap

The Atlanta Braves come into this series looking to build on their series win over the Philadelphia Phillies thanks to a 6-0 win in Sunday’s rubber match. The win in the series gave the Braves a bounce back after a series loss to the Giants in their last three-game set to start last week. The Braves will play against the Padres, Cardinals, and Reds after this series.

Braves Trying To Keep Momentum Going

Marcell Ozuna leads the Braves with 96 hits including 23 home runs and 72 RBIs while Orlando Arcia has 18 doubles and Ozzie Albies has a team-high 24 doubles, logging 85 hits as well this season. Ronald Acuna Jr. has a team-high 16 stolen bases as well this season but is out for the season with a torn ACL. Matt Olson has 20 doubles, 13 home runs and 42 RBIs with a team-high 101 strikeouts and Austin Riley has 17 doubles with a pair of triples.

Why the Atlanta Braves will win

  • The Diamondbacks have lost each of their last nine games as home underdogs following a win.
  • The Braves have won each of their last four games against the Diamondbacks.
  • The Diamondbacks have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine games as home underdogs following a win.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in four of the Diamondbacks’ last five games at Chase Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks Recap

The Arizona Diamondbacks come into this one looking to build on their series win over the San Diego Padres thanks to a 9-1 win in Sunday’s series finale. It was Arizona’s third straight series victory after knocking off the Dodgers and A’s over the last week and a half as well.

Diamondbacks Looking To Build Steam Going Into Break

Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 95 hits in addition to a .284 batting average and 19 doubles with 17 home runs and 51 RBIs while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also has 13 home runs and 54 RBIs as well this season. Corbin Carroll has a team-high 15 stolen bases while Eugenio Suarez has 99 strikeouts this season. Christian Walker also has 22 home runs with a team-high 64 RBIs of his own in addition to 96 strikeouts this season.

Why the Arizona Diamondbacks will win

  • The Braves have lost each of their last eight night games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The underdogs have won each of the Diamondbacks’ last five games.
  • The Braves have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight night games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in each of the Diamondbacks’ last six games.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Prediction

I’m on the Braves here. It’s a lot easier to get on board with Chris Sale when he’s pitching at home, but he’s been solid overall this season and it’s hard for me to trust the Diamondbacks starting a rookie pitcher in his major league debut after the Braves’ series win over Philadelphia over the weekend and the boost of confidence I think that gave them. The Diamondbacks have been rolling as well, but I think there’s a distinct pitching edge here that’s too much to overcome. Give me the Braves.


Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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