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Greinke Has Been Nearly Unbeatable in the Desert

However you might feel about R.A. Dickey and the Braves, they’re in much better form than the Diamondbacks right now and the trends lean heavily in the direction of the tomahawk chop. Does that mean you should put your hard-earned money on Atlanta as the big road underdog tonight? Let’s see.

  • The Braves are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when opening a series.
  • The D-backs are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home with Zack Greinke as the starting pitcher.
  • The Braves are 4-0 SU in their last 4 games against the Diamondbacks.

Giving up more than one run for the first time in five games in his last start, R.A. Dickey (6-6, 4.14 ERA) is still getting it done at the age of 42. His team has won five of the knuckler’s last seven starts and the D-backs are in a serious rut, winning just three of their nine games since the break.

That said, Zack Greinke has been a rut-buster all season long. The 33-year-old is finally comfortable in the desert and he’s been nearly perfect in Arizona in 2017, going 9-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his 11 starts at Chase Field – a notorious hitter’s paradise.

If Dickey comes in with his best stuff, this evening’s contest could be a good impersonation of a pitchers’ duel and the opening total of 9 seems a bit steep.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Atlanta Braves listed as underdogs of 203 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.0 win for the Diamondbacks on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Arizona (56-42) will face the 47-50 Braves in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Atlanta injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Arizona Diamondbacks and the league No. 25-ranked Atlanta Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Arizona Diamondbacks and its No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 5.02 runs per nine innings, against the No. 15 lineup of the Atlanta Braves at 4.68 runs per outing.

Arizona owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 5.02 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta lost in extra innings against the Dodgers on Sunday as Los Angeles edged them 5-4 at Dodger Stadium.

Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 6-2 on Sunday behind a start from Stephen Strasburg at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Arizona is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Arizona, Tuesday, July 25