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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Friday May 10, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves +125 / Arizona Diamondbacks -135 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSSO
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The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Atlanta Braves could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Braves are 3-12 this season when scoring three or less runs. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 46 hits and 19 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis have combined for 84 hits and 44 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 4.63 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 4-1 with a 2.58 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 49 hits and 25 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker have combined for 79 hits and 37 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League West, 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 in Teherans last 7 starts during game 2 of a series. The Diamondbacks are 10-4 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Greinkes last 4 home starts and 6-1 in Greinkes last 7 starts. The Braves are 5-2 in Teherans last 7 starts vs. Diamondbacks and the Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 starts vs. Braves. The over is 8-3 in Greinkes last 11 starts overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Braves last 7 overall.

Teheran has been a little shaky this season, as he's struggled with his control and has allowed three or more runs in five of his eight starts. Since a rough season opener, Greinke has pretty much been lights out, which includes allowing a .220 batting average on the season and giving up just four runs in his last 26.2 innings. At home through 21.1 innings, Greinke is allowing a 2.53 ERA and a .211 batting average. While 50 innings may be a somewhat small sample size in the grand scheme of things, it looks like Greinke is back to being an ace quality pitcher. Throw in the Braves offensive struggles, and I have to side with the Arizona Diamondbacks at home.

Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -135

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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