Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees Free Pick

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The Atlanta Braves will be squaring off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Southeast will be airing this interleague matchup.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees Odds

Atlanta (+155) is the underdog against New York (-165) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds standing at -140 for the Braves +1.5 runs and +120 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Yankees are 54-28 straight up (SU) and 44-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 10.6 units for moneyline bettors and 5.8 units (ATS). The Braves are 49-34 SU and have gone 44-37 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 17.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.7 units ATS.

New York games have an over/under record of 35-43-3 thus far in 2018. The Braves have an over/under record of 40-37-4.

The southpaw Sean Newcomb is getting the start for the visiting Braves. Newcomb is 8-2 with a 2.71 ERA and 90 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Yankees are turning to righty Domingo German (2-4, 5.32 ERA), who has 75 strikeouts and 21 walks as well as a 1.21 WHIP. German did not record a start against the Braves in 2017.

As a unit, New York’s pitching staff has given up 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 3.82 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 2.73, a WHIP of 1.09 and a K/9 of 12.0.

The New York hitters are putting up 5.1 runs per outing, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .254/.323/.497 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Yankees offense has been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. Stanton is slashing .265/.338/.502 with 19 home runs, 46 RBIs and 48 runs scored, while Judge’s line is .279/.398/.570 with 23 homers, 56 RBIs and 58 runs scored.

For the visitors, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.33 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.70 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.21, along with a K-per-9 of 9.01.

Braves hitters have slashed .260/.329/.425 on their way to 5.0 runs scored per game this year, including 5.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.4 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Atlanta’s hitters have been led by outfielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman. Markakis is hitting .324/.389/.489 with nine home runs, 56 RBIs and 51 runs scored, while Freeman (.311/.401/.537) is up to 16 homers, 56 RBIs and 53 runs scored.

The Braves have gained 13.6 units and are 32-24 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 25 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 10.7 units and are 13-13 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in nine of those games, as opposed to 15 that’ve gone under.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Atlanta’s last seven outings.
  • Atlanta has posted 26.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.2 over its last five.
  • The Braves have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.