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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Thursday May 9, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves -125 / Arizona Diamondbacks +105 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSSE
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The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Thursday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Atlanta Braves could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 43 hits and 18 RBI while Nick Markakis and Freddie Freeman have combined for 80 hits and 43 RBI. Mike Soroka gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 1.14 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Soroka’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Diamondbacks have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 47 hits and 24 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker have combined for 76 hits and 37 RBI. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.29 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 1-1 with a 7.45 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games and 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 11-5 in their last 16 vs. National League East and 15-7 in their last 22 overall. The over is 21-8-2 in the last 31 meetings in Arizona and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Braves last 6 overall.

The Atlanta Braves are due for a breakout game offensive after some issues these past couple of weeks, and they're heading to a good park to break out of their slump. Soroka has been highly impressive this season, allowing just three earned runs in 23.2 innings and an allowed batting average of .182. Weaver has been much better on the road than he's been at home, and in 42 career at bats against current Braves, he's allowing a .357 batting average with two homers. I like the Braves to kind of right the ship here.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -125

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