The Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in MLB action from Chase Field on Sunday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup and make a prediction for this game.
Arizona is listed as a -140 home favorite while the Braves are +120 road underdogs. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Michael Soroka will start for Atlanta and is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 3 strikeouts this season. Zac Gallen will get the start for Arizona and is 7-2 with a 2.72 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season.
Atlanta is 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 game three matchups. Arizona is 5-1 in their last 6 game three matchups and 13-3 in their last 16 games against a team with a right-handed starter while the under is 13-5-1 in their last 19 home games against a team with a winning record.
I’m backing the Diamondbacks here. Not often I’ll pass up plus money with Atlanta, but I think the favorite price on the D-Backs is warranted as Gallen’s been so good at home for the D-Backs this season. Michael Soroka also wasn’t anything to be excited about in his return to the mound and I’m sure it’ll be fine down the road, but this game isn’t played down the road and in their current forms I have to side with Gallen over Soroka. Give me Arizona here.