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Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 4/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Wednesday April 17, 2019, 7:20 PM (EDT)
Location
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +147 / Atlanta Braves -160 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSSE
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves meet Wednesday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 8-5 this season when scoring four or more runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 26 hits and 10 RBI while Adam Jones and Nick Ahmed have combined for 41 hits and 19 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 7.41 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Godley is 1-1 with a 7.41 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Braves have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves are 9-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 22 hits and three RBI while Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis have combined for 38 hits and 21 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Gausman’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 6-15 in their last 21 Wednesday games and 2-6 in Godley's last 8 starts. The Braves are 13-5 in their last 18 home games, 7-3 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 6-1 in Gausman's last 7 home starts. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Braves last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Godley's last 4 starts overall.

Godley has picked up where he left off last season, getting rocked left and right, and that includes allowing six runs in six innings against the Padres. Going up against those explosive Braves lineup, I want nothing to do with Godley on the hill. Not to mention the Atlanta Braves have been the more consistent team overall this season and has done a nice job of bouncing back from losses. This is a game where the Braves should explode offensively and cruise to a comfortable victory. Godley is anything but.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -160

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