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2021 MLB Handicapping
(78-70) Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (48-102)
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Ian Anderson (ATL) vs. Merrill Kelly (ARI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -161 Diamondbacks +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5, Diamondbacks +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Braves will be in Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks for game 3 Wednesday at 9:40 ET. Game 2 is Tuesday at 9:40 ET.
Ian Anderson is going for the Braves and Merrill Kelly gets the ball for the Diamondbacks.
Atlanta won game 1 by a score of 11-4.
After not playing great for a good chunk of the year, the Braves have improved their play a lot as of late.
They are 1st in the National League East with a record of 78-70. They lead the Phillies by 3 games.
Atlanta dropped 2 games out of 3 from the Giants before this series. In those games, the Braves scored 8 runs and allowed 8 runs.
Huascar Ynoa went 4 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Monday.
Ian Anderson is 7-5 with an ERA of 3.75. His last start was against the Giants, where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. San Francisco won that game 6-5.
The pitching for this team has been solid. They have an ERA of 3.95, which is 13th best in the league.
Their offense is a very balanced and powerful one. The club is scoring 4.86 runs per game, which is 8th best in the Majors.
Atlanta has blasted a total of 221 home runs, which is 3rd best in baseball.
The Diamondbacks have had a dreadful 2021 campaign. There has been nothing positive about this team.
They are in the basement of the National League West with a record of 48-102. They trail the Giants by 49 games.
Arizona dropped 2 games out of 3 from the Astros before these games. In that series, the Diamondbacks scored 15 runs and allowed 15 runs.
Humberto Mejia went 4 innings and allowed 6 earned runs on Monday.
Merrill Kelly is 7-10 with an ERA of 4.41. His last start was against the Dodgers, where he went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Los Angeles won that game 5-3.
The pitching has been a major weakness of this team. The squad has an ERA of 5.20 which is 29th best in the MLB.
The offense has also not been great. They are 25th in runs scored per game.
Arizona has hit 134 home runs which is 29th best in the Major Leagues.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Braves are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series.
- Braves are 17-7 in their last 24 road games.
- Diamondbacks are 6-14 in their last 20 Wednesday games.
- Diamondbacks are 21-55 in their last 76 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 33-89 in their last 122 games overall.
- Diamondbacks are 19-60 in their last 79 games vs. a team with a winning record.
Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
I look for the Braves to keep up their good play in this one. These are games they have to win if they wish to stay atop the East.
Atlanta is the better team and I feel they will show that on Wednesday. I have very little confidence with the Snakes in this one, even with Merrill Kelly on the hill.
I look for Anderson to be sharp and for this team to do enough damage against Kelly to get a win.
My play is the Braves as road favorites.
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