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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Prediction 7-9-24 Picks

Atlanta Braves (49-39) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (45-45)
July 9, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -115 / Atlanta Braves -103; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action from 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. Zac Gallen will start for the Diamondbacks here and Gallen is 6-4 with a 3.06 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gallen is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 23 strikeouts against Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves Recap

The Atlanta Braves come into this one looking to build some steam after a highly competitive series opener to add on to their series win over the Phillies this past weekend, closing the gap in the NL East division race heading into the all-star break.

Braves Trying To Keep Momentum Going

Going into Monday’s opener, 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.

Arizona Diamondbacks Recap

The Arizona Diamondbacks will try to put for another competitive outing here to keep their recent run of form going after series wins over the Padres, Dodgers and A’s over the last week and a half.

Diamondbacks Looking To Climb Back Into NL Playoff Hunt

Entering Monday’s action, 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.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Prediction

I’m on the under here. I think Sale getting his start pushed from Monday to this slot in Tuesday gives us a heavyweight pitcher’s duel of Sale vs. Gallen. Sale’s been consistent wherever he’s pitched this season, home or away, and Gallen’s been consistently solid at home over the course of his career, and this season has been no different with a sub-2.00 ERA. I think all in all, this game remains highly competitive until the final out, but it’ll be a low-scoring battle at that. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 8.5

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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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