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2021 MLB Handicapping
(8-10) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves (8-10)
Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2021
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Luke Weaver (1-1) vs. Huascar Ynoa (0-1)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +139 | Braves -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Arizona +1.5 -155 | Atlanta -1.5 +135
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
The Braves will be traveling back home to host the Diamondbacks after splitting a two-game series in the Bronx. The Diamondbacks are coming off a series win against the Reds and continue to be a scrappy team to start the year.
It’s been almost two years since these teams faced off because of the rules last season, but Atlanta took three out of four from the D-backs back in 2019 when they last met.
The Diamondbacks are continually going to be chasing two of the best teams in baseball with the Padres and Dodgers being in the same division as them. But I can see a path to the D-Backs being one of those pesky teams in September that has a chance to steal one of the wildcard spots.
Arizona actually has one of the most interesting rosters in baseball. They have a bunch of young talent in their rotation with a ton of savvy veterans on the hitting side of the ball.
Offensively, they are very patient at the plate and lead the majors in walks per game with 4.56 and pitches per at-bat. The D-Backs score an average of 4.78 runs per game which is ranked 7th in all of the MLB. Eduardo Escobar leads the team in home runs with 6 on the season and is also the team leader in RBI’s with 11 this season.
The Diamondbacks roll out one of the youngest pitching staff’s in baseball. The average age of a pitcher on the Arizona staff is 27.5. As a ball club, they have a team ERA of 4.63. 27-year old Luke Weaver will get the start in Friday’s game for the opener against the Braves. He has started three games this season and has a 3.78 ERA on the year with a 1-1 record.
The Braves got off to a slow start to begin the season having gone 4-8 in their first 12 games. Since then they are 4-2 as the offense has finally picked things up.
It a shame that Ronald Acuna Jr. hit the IL so early in the year because he has been on a tear to start the season. Acuna is putting up numbers to the likes of Barry Bonds and Babe Ruth through his first 16 games. He is one of five players since 1900 to hit .400, score at least 20 runs, and hit five home runs through a team’s first 16 games of a season. He also leads the Majors in OPS at 1.373. Brave’s manager Brian Snitker is optimistic that Acuna will be back in the lineup on Friday, so be on the lookout to see if the Super Star is playing.
Injuries have derailed the Braves 2021 rotation already. With Fried, Soroka, and Touissant on the IL right now, Atlanta will turn to Huascar Ynoa to open the series against the Diamondbacks. Ynoa has had starting experience in the past but since has transitioned into a bullpen piece for the Braves. Ynoa has appeared in four games this season for Atlanta and started three of them. He has racked up a 3.94 ERA in 16 innings pitched this season. He has 2.3 HR/9 innings which is one of the worst marks in the Big Leagues.
As a full staff, the Braves have on the worst rotations in the MLB right now. They rank 21st in team ERA with 4.64 ERA so far this season. Atlanta has the third-worst home ERA in the Majors which stands at 5.54.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Atlanta Braves are 3-2 in their last five games against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- The Braves have averaged 4.10 runs per game in their last 10 games against Arizona.
- The Diamondbacks have averaged 4.10 runs per game in their last 10 games against Atlanta.
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Braves -150
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