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2021 MLB Handicapping
(7-10) Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees (6-10)
Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
Time: 6:35 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves +114 Yankees -124
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Two teams that have struggled early despite high expectations conclude a two-game series Wednesday as the Yankees host the Braves.
The Braves have managed to turn themselves around a bit over their last five games, winning three of those contests. They still sit in fourth in the NL East division after being projected to take the division title by most major media outlets.
The Braves dropped their first game of the series Tuesday after pummeling the Cubs 13-4 on Sunday. While Ronald Acuna Jr. has been the start of the shoe for this bunch, Guillermo Heredia has also proved that he can step up when needed. He hit two home runs Sunday and drove in six RBI’s.
On the mound Wednesday for the Braves will be Ian Anderson. The Braves are seeing a bit of a sophomore slump from their young arm, as he is 0-0 with a 4.70 ERA and 1.43 WHIP following a rookie season where he went 3-2 with a 1.95 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.
If the Braves can improve their pitching, they will be well on their way to the playoffs given how well they’ve been hitting. Atlanta is sixth in the league in runs per game at just over 5 a night. Ronald Acuna is dealing with a minor injury but is still hitting .419 with seven home runs.
New York Yankees
Things have been rough to say the least for the Bronx Bombers. They did manage to grab a win Tuesday, but have been ripped in the media nonetheless for their lackluster start. Even their television broadcaster commented on the team’s poor decision making pitching wise.
The Yankees own the second worst record in the American League, and that’s largely due to their lack of hitting. The Yankees are 24th in MLB, scoring 3.7 runs per game and 26h batting .210. DJ LeMahieu is hitting a shade under .290 and has been his usual self, but other big bats such as Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have been inconsistent.
Corey Kluber looks to get back on track Wednesday. So far this year he has yet to win a start and his ERA sits above 6. Injuries have derailed the former Cy Young winner. He made just one start last year and did poorly for the Indians back in 2019.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Yankees are 0-5 in their last 5 overall.
- Yankees are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
Anderson has done a good job against the Yankees and he has the edge on the mound in this spot against a struggling Yankees lineup. Kluber simply isn’t the pitcher he once was and the Braves will continue to exploit. The Yankees should eventually find their way back toward the top of the standings, but tomorrow will not be the start of that turnaround.
With Kluber having made just 11 starts since 2018, the over looks good in this spot. The Braves as an underdog is an excellent value bet here with the Yankees off their rhythm.
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