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Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves will play the middle game of their three-game series on Wednesday. In a wild one on Tuesday, the Diamondbacks beat the Braves 16-13. Arizona scored 4 runs in the final two innings to win the game.

The win for Arizona was much needed. The Diamondbacks moved to 53-42 on the season. Arizona is fighting with the Dodgers and Giants for the top spot in the National League West. The loss for Atlanta sent them to 61-32 on the season. The Braves still lead the National League East.

The Atlanta Braves are monster favorites in this game on Wednesday. Atlanta is listed at -215. You can get the Braves at -1.5 (-115) as well—the Diamondbacks, as underdogs at +185. Arizona +1.5 is at -105. The total is set at 10.

Wednesday’s Pitching Matchups


Ryne Nelson will go for the Arizona Diamondbacks in this one. Nelson is 5-5 on the season, with a 4.98 earned run average. In 99.1 innings thrown this season, Nelson has 68 strikeouts and 29 walks. Nelson took a no-decision in his last start at Toronto and has not won a game since July 1st.

For the Atlanta Braves, Charlie Morton will get the baseball. The 39-year-old has won 10 games this season and has a 3.20 earned run average. Morton has 115 strikeouts in 104 innings and has struck out 30 batters in his last five starts.

Atlanta Offense Elite


The Atlanta Braves’ offense has turned into an elite offense in all of Major League Baseball. Despite the loss on Tuesday, the Braves saw Austin Riley drive in 7 runs in the game. Riley had two home runs, and he now has 52 runs batted in. Ronald Acuna Jr also had two hits for Atlanta and has brought his batting average up to .332 on the season.

Matt Olson has provided the pop all season, as he leads the team with 30 home runs. The Braves are the top home run-hitting team in all of Major League Baseball and have a team batting average of .270.

Diamondbacks Picked up Much Needed Win


Arizona needed the win on Tuesday in a bad way. The Diamondbacks were on a four-game losing streak, and things were slipping away in the National League West. Arizona picked up 16 hits in the game, with Ketel Marte and Christian Walker picking up three of them. Walker went deep twice in the game, and he now has 19 on the season.

Corbin Carroll continues to produce at a high level during his rookie season. Carroll is hitting .284 on the season and has clubbed 18 home runs for the Diamondbacks.

Atlanta bounces back


After the Braves got beat on Tuesday and allowed a ton of runs, look for them to get back on track on Wednesday. Charlie Morton has been solid all season, and we expect him to be good again in this one. Atlanta gets to Nelson and wins easily. The bet to make here is the Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-115) over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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