Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves, Friday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS ATLANTA BRAVES
53-36, 2nd in National League West July 14, 7:35 PM | Grass of SunTrust Stadium 42-45, 2nd in National League East
Arizona at Atlanta, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:35 PM ET, Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: SunTrust Park, Cumberland, Georgia
TV: 7:35 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona (Phoenix), FSN South (Atlanta)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks RH Taijuan Walker (6-4, 3.65 ERA) vs. Braves RH R.A. Dickey (6-5, 4.23)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Arizona Diamondbacks [T. Walker -R] +1½ -205 +100 Ov 9½ +100
Atlanta Braves [R.A. Dickey -R ] -1½ +175 -110 Un 9½ -120
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at SunTrust Park.

The Diamondbacks will give the ball to starter Taijuan Walker in this one. Right hander Walker is 6-4 this season with a 3.65 ERA.

The Braves will counter Walker with R.A. Dickey. Right hander Dickey has a 4.14 ERA to go along with a 6-5 record this season.

Acquired in an offseason trade with Seattle, Walker has provided Arizona with stability in its rotation despite missing nearly a month with a blister on his right index finger. The 24-year-old is 2-1 in five starts since returning from the disabled list, giving up five runs on five hits in five innings of a loss Saturday against Cincinnati after surrendering three runs or less in his previous four outings. Walker has posted a 2.65 ERA while going 4-2 in seven road starts.

Dickey has been outstanding lately for the Braves, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning Friday at Washington only to see the bullpen blow what would have been the 42-year-old’s third victory in his past four starts. Dickey is 3-1 in his past six outings with a 2.77 ERA and a .200 opponents’ batting average, holding the opposition to one run or fewer five times while pitching seven innings on four occasions. Dickey is 5-1 at home with a 3.30 ERA, posting 40 strikeouts and 17 walks in 57 1/3 innings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Arizona Diamondbacks surprised most observers with their strong start to the season, but enter the post All-Star break looking to snap a 3-8 skid when they open a three-game series Friday at the Atlanta Braves. The Diamondbacks hold a two-game lead over Colorado for the top National League wild-card spot, but have hit just .209 as a team during their past 11 games while scoring more than three runs only three times.

The firepower is present for Arizona to snap its offensive funk, as All-Stars Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb enter the second half tied for fourth in the NL in RBIs (67) and Goldschmidt leads all NL position player with a 4.2 WAR. The surprising Braves remain on the edge of the NL playoff chase, Atlanta opening play Friday just eight games behind Colorado for the final wild-card slot. Freddie Freeman, who has moved to third base upon returning from a wrist injury, is batting .385 since rejoining the lineup with at least one hit in all six games and four multi-hit performances. Ender Inciarte, a former Arizona player who was the Braves’ lone All-Star, ranks second in the NL in hits (112).

In their last action, Atlanta was a 10-5 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at 143 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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Arizona:
Team record: 53-36 SU
Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona’s last 8 games

Atlanta:
Team record: 42-45 SU
Atlanta is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games

Next up:
Arizona at Atlanta Saturday, July 15

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Arizona’s duo of All-Star starting pitchers – Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray – will not start until next week’s road series at Cincinnati.

2. Braves rookie INF Johan Camargo is hitting .386 in his past 14 games with eight doubles, one home run, six runs scored and a 1.074 OPS.

3. The Diamondbacks, who are 35-19 against teams under .500, play 19 of their next 22 games against teams with losing records.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Atlanta Braves will win outright at -110 and the game will stay under 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Braves 3, Diamondbacks 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
ARI TEAM ATL
5.01 RUNS 4.66
3.87 RUNS AGNST 5.16
1.15 DIFF -0.51
$1,536 MONEY $586
3.44 TEAM ERA 4.67
8.91 OFF HITS 9.11
3.30 OFF WALKS 2.87
8.97 OFF Ks 7.52
7.92 DEF HITS 9.03
3.20 DEF WALKS 3.47
9.34 DEF Ks 7.36
INJURIES
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
David Peralta OF 15-Day Disabled List
Nick Ahmed SS 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Herrmann C 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Chafin P 15-Day Disabled List
Rubby De La Rosa P 15-Day Disabled List
ATLANTA BRAVES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Withrow P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Marksberry P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Biddle P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew McKirahan P 15-Day Disabled List
William Perez P 15-Day Disabled List
Paco Rodriguez P 60-Day Disabled List
Mallex Smith OF 15-day Disabled List
Dan Winkler P 15-Day Disabled List
A.J. Pierzynski C 15-Day Disabled List
Eric O’Flaherty P 15-Day Disabled List
Rob Whalen P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona’s last 8 games
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Arizona is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
ATLANTA BRAVES
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Atlanta is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Arizona
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Arizona’s Overall Scoring vs Atlanta’s Overall Defense 5.0 4 5.2 13
Arizona’s Away Scoring vs Atlanta’s Home Defense 4.1 13 5.7 15
Arizona’s Road ERA vs Atlanta’s Home ERA Allowed 3.4 1 4.3 9
Atlanta’s Overall Scoring vs Arizona’s Overall Defense 4.7 9 3.9 2
Atlanta’s Home Scoring vs Arizona’s Road Defense 4.4 9 3.7 1
Atlanta’s Home ERA vs Arizona’s Road ERA Allowed 5.1 15 3.9 11
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
DIAMONDBACKS
Diamondbacks are third in the league in hits at 9.1 per game.
Diamondbacks have the third-most base on balls in the league at 3.2 per game.
Diamondbacks are third best in the league in times striking out with 7.0 per game.
Diamondbacks allow the third most hits in the league at 9.0 per game.
BRAVES
Braves are second in the league in free passes at 3.3 per game.
Braves are second worst in K’s per game with 8.5.
Braves are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.4 runs per game.
Braves are second best in walks allowed in the league at 2.5 per game.

 

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