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The Atlanta Braves will head north to square off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Fox Sports Southeast will be televising this interleague matchup and the action gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Atlanta (+170) as the underdog to New York (-180). The total stands at 9.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -115 and the under for -105. The games most recent runline odds stand at -130 for picking the Braves +1.5 runs and +110 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Yankees are 54-27 straight up (SU) and 43-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 9.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.8 units (ATS). The Braves have gone 48-34 SU this year and are 44-36 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 16.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.7 units ATS.

New York games have a 34-43-3 over/under record so far in 2018. The Braves have an over/under record of 39-37-4.

The right-handed Anibal Sanchez is projected to start for the visiting Braves. Sanchez is 3-2 with a 2.68 ERA and 44 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.70 ERA and three strikeouts over six and two-third innings).

The Yankees will send Jonathan Loaisiga (2-0, 1.93 ERA) to the mound. Loaisiga has 18 strikeouts and eight walks to his name, as well as a 1.29 WHIP. Loaisiga did not accrue any MLB pitching stats last season.

New York’s pitchers have yielded 3.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The clubs starters have a 3.80 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.77, a WHIP of 1.10 and a K/9 of 12.0.

The New York offense is putting up 5.1 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over its last five. The teams hit .261/.315/.521 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge have led the Yankees hitters this year. Stanton is slashing .266/.340/.506 with 19 home runs, 46 RBIs and 48 runs scored, and Judge’s line sits at .279/.396/.565 with 22 homers, 55 RBIs and 57 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Atlanta’s pitching staff allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.31 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.74 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.28, along with a K/9 of 8.92.

The Braves offense has slashed .261/.331/.425 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game this season, including 5.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Right fielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman continue to lead Atlanta’s hitters. Markakis is slashing .323/.389/.488 with nine home runs, 56 RBIs and 50 runs scored, while Freeman is slashing .315/.407/.546 with 16 homers, 56 RBIs and 53 runs scored.

The Yankees have lost 0.1 units and are 31-24 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 26 of those games, compared to 28 that’ve gone under.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in four of Atlanta’s last seven games.
  • New York has posted 19.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.2 over its last five.
  • The Braves have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 17 over their last 10.