Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Pick, 5–10–2019
Atlanta Braves (18–20) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (22–16)
Time: Friday, May 10, 9:40 PM EST Current Odds: Diamondbacks -130, 8.5
The Atlanta Braves look to snap a four-game losing streak when they take the field vs the Arizona Diamondbacks for Game 2 of this four-game set. Arizona grabbed Game 1, 3–2 in 10 innings behind a game-tying home run from David Peralta in the bottom of the 9th. The Diamondbacks have won two straight games and six of their last 10.
The Braves will play their 8th straight road game and after losing three straight to the Dodgers, the Braves look to snap a four-game losing streak tonight. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Braves are 3–12 this season when scoring three or fewer runs. Atlanta will hand the ball to Julio Teheran (2–4, 4.63 ERA) tonight who picked up a no-decision in his last start vs the Marlins. Teheran had lost three straight decisions prior to his last start and he has not notched a Win since April 14th. Teheran is 4–1 with a 2.58 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks. The Braves are 0–5 in their last 5 vs. National League West.
Arizona is aiming for their third straight win on Friday night with their ace on the mound. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 5–1 with a 3.42 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Greinke has pitched well vs the Braves and is 4–1 with a 2.91 ERA in 10 career starts versus Atlanta. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 49 hits and 25 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker have combined for 79 hits and 37 RBI. Diamondbacks are 10–4 in Greinke’s last 14 starts vs. National League East.
The Braves offensive struggles do not bode well vs Zach Greinke who has pitched lights out since his 1st start of the season. Greinke has allowed a .220 batting average and surrendered just four runs in his last 26.2 innings. Greinke has been even better at home, allowing a 2.53 ERA and a .211 batting average. While Teheran has pitched well vs the Diamondbacks, Atlanta’s offensive struggles will continue tonight. Take the Diamondbacks -130 at home.