MLB Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Date & Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 1:35 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: ARZ -105 | ATL -105
  • Total: 9.5
  • Quick Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -105 for 2.5 Units

This is the first series of the year between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves. These two teams played on Friday night and Atlanta won the game 4-3. On Saturday, the Braves took game 2 by the score of 8-5. They will wrap up the three game series on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta with the Braves looking for the sweep.

Diamondbacks Looking To Get On Track In Final Game In Atlanta

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-38, which is good for 2nd place in the National League West Division. The Diamondbacks have struggled lately only going 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have the 2nd best run differential in the National League at +98. They have scored 454 runs and have allowed 356 runs this season.

The Diamondbacks have struggled in Atlanta going 6-15 in their last 21 games in Atlanta. The Diamondbacks are 11-8 against teams from the National League East Division.

The Diamondbacks will send Zack Godley to the mound on Sunday. Godley is 3-3 on the year with a 2.58 ERA. Godley has only allowed 45 hits in 69.2 innings. He has struck out 65 batters and walked 21.

Braves Hope To Gain Ground In NL East Division

The Atlanta Braves are 44-45 and are in 2nd place in the National League East Division. The Braves have cut the division leading Washington Nationals lead to 9.5 games. The Braves are 11-5 this year against teams from the National League West Division.

The Braves will go with Jaime Garcia on the mound Sunday. Garcia is not having the best year, going 2-7 in 16 starts. He has a 4.55 ERA and has allowed nearly as many hits as he has pitched innings, with 97 hits in 99 innings. Garcia has been tagged for 12 home runs this year and has given up 50 earned runs.

Diamondbacks Win Series Finale

Zack Godley is actually not a bad pitcher and has been very profitable for me this year. Jaime Garcia on the other hand has been the polar opposite and has costs his buyers plenty of money. The Diamondbacks are going to contend for this year for the playoffs and with their high power offense, they are always in the game. I like them here to prevent the sweep and at a very good price!
Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -105 for 2.5 Units