Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees Free Pick

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The Atlanta Braves will be facing off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Southeast will be airing this interleague matchup.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers are listing New York (-180) as the favorite over Atlanta (+170). Bettors are able to wager on the games total with odds sitting at -110 for over 9.5 runs and -110 for under 9.5. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds standing at -130 for the Braves +1.5 runs and +110 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Braves are 49-35 SU and are 45-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 19.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.7 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 55-28 SU and 44-38 ATS. They’ve gained 8.7 units for moneyline bettors and 4.8 units ATS.

New York games have an over/under record of 35-44-3 so far in 2018. The Braves have an over/under record of 40-38-4.

The right-handed Julio Teheran will get the nod for the visiting Braves. Teheran (6-5, 4.21 ERA) has recorded 77 strikeouts in 87.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Yankees are sending lefty CC Sabathia (5-3, 3.02 ERA) to the mound. Sabathia has 66 strikeouts and 21 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.24. Sabathia did not record a start against the Braves in 2017.

Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.41 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.69 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.22, along with a K-per-9 of 9.03.

The Braves offense has slashed .261/.329/.427 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game this season, including 5.7 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 offensive production has been fueled by outfielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman. Markakis is slashing .326/.392/.498 with 10 home runs, 58 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while Freeman (.309/.398/.532) is up to 16 homers, 56 RBIs and 54 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, New York’s pitching staff has allowed 3.8 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 3.85, a WHIP of 1.20 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.75, a WHIP of 1.09 and a K/9 of 12.0.

The New York offense is putting up 5.2 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over its last five. The teams hit .275/.361/.579 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees offense has been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. Stanton is slashing .267/.339/.509 with 20 home runs, 48 RBIs and 50 runs scored, and Judge’s line sits at .281/.401/.570 with 23 homers, 56 RBIs and 60 runs.

The Braves have gained 3.8 units and are 12-13 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 10 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 1.9 units and are 31-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 26 of those games, as opposed to 29 which went under the total.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in just two of New York’s last seven games.
  • New York has recorded 21.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.8 over its last five.
  • The Braves have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.