MLB Betting: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves – Sunday July 16, 2017
Matchup at a Glance
Where: SunTrust Park; Atlanta, GA
Date & Time: Sunday July 16, 2017; 12:35pm CT
Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -105
Quick Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +105
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves are set to play the third and final game of their series on Sunday. The Braves have won the first two games of the series. Arizona fell to 53-38 on the season. The Diamondbacks are still second place, but trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by 9.5 games.
The Atlanta Braves are now 44-45 on the season. Atlanta remains 9.5 games behind the first place Washington nationals in the divisional rave. The Braves are 2.5 games ahead of third place New York. The Arizona Diamondbacks are +105 over the Atlanta Braves in this game.
Braves Seeking .500
The Atlanta Braves are looking for their third straight win, and a chance to move back to .500 on the season. Atlanta, despite being just one game under .500 have been outscored by 40 runs this season. Atlanta has done well offensively, as they have the 7th best batting average in the league, at .263.
The Braves top offensive threats have been Freddie Freeman, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis. Freeman, despite missing much of the season has 17 homeruns on the season, and a .341 batting average. Inciarte leads the team with a .308 batting average, and Markakis has drove in 46 runs.
Arizona Needs Bounce Back
The Arizona Diamondbacks are in desperate need of a bounce back, and to avoid the sweep. Arizona starts Sunday 20-23 on the road. The Diamondbacks overall have dropped four straight games, and 7 out of their last 8 games. In those 7 loses, Arizona has scored just 16 total runs.
Paul Goldschmidt is having himself a solid season for the Diamondbacks. The first baseman has clubbed 21 homeruns, and has a team high .312 batting average. The Diamondbacks have been one of the better offensive teams in the league, and are hitting .259, which is 10th in the league.
Arizona Wins on the Road
The Arizona Diamondbacks are going to send Zack Godley to the mound in this game. Godley is 3-3 on the season with an earned run average of 2.58. He has pitched in over 69 innings during the 2017 season and struck out 65 batters, while walking 21.
Lefthander Jaime Garcia is going to pitch for Atlanta. Garcia has not been very good in his first season with the Braves. Garcia is 2-7 on the season, with a 4.55 earned run average. Garcia has thrown 99 innings, and struck out 74. Look for Godley to outpitch Garcia in this game. The final bet is the Arizona Diamondbacks +105.