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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/12/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Sunday May 12, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves / Arizona Diamondbacks -- Over/Under:
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The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Braves have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 48 hits and 23 RBI while Ozzie Albies and Nick Markakis have combined for 89 hits and 43 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.97 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Fried’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 53 hits and 26 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker have combined for 80 hits and 37 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 7.49 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Godley is 1-1 with a 6.26 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 24-8 in their last 32 Sunday games, 15-7 in their last 22 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 15-6 in their last 21 games on grass, 3-7 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 1-10 in their last 11 Sunday games. The Braves are 2-4 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Diamondbacks last 4 home games. The over is 4-1 in Frieds last 5 starts overall.

Fried has allowed four runs in two of his last three games, including his last start where he got tagged in one inning against the Dodgers. Still, Fried has an ERA under three in 39.1 innings and is allowing a .233 batting average. Godley has been one of my favorite pitchers to fade these last couple of years, and the guy has been downright awful this season, which includes 28 earned runs in 33.2 innings and a .280 allowed batting average. This may be the perfect matchup for a talented Atlanta Braves lineup to break out of this slump. Give me the Braves.

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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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