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Moneyline favors Braves in battle with Diamondbacks

Arizona DiamondbacksAtlanta Braves
Aug 19, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Atlanta and Arizona on Friday, with the host Braves trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Atlanta sends Derek Lowe out against Daniel Hudson for the Diamondbacks in this game. Lowe is 7-11 with a 4.89 ERA on the season, while Hudson is 12-8 on the year and has a 3.76 ERA.

View Arizona vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as -120 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 15-rated Diamondbacks taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Braves in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Defensively, Arizona features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -133 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arizona didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Philadelphia on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 1-0 winner at home against the Giants. Bettors on Atlanta at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta threw a shutout at San Francisco in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Mike Minor to defeat San Francisco 1-0 on Thursday.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Diamondbacks at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 11 games on the road
Arizona is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Atlanta, Saturday, August 20