Preview New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves Betting
After a rainout caused the Yankees to postpone their game with the Twins, they boarded a plane and headed to Atlanta for a two-game series with the Braves. First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 pm eastern.
These two teams met towards the end of April for a two-game set as well. The series was split, with both teams taking home a victory.
Coming into this game Monday evening, both teams will be carrying a nine-game winning streak. With that said, the Braves have played their last nine games on the road. The Yankees have won every game since being walked off during the Field of Dreams game.
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The Braves are the current moneyline favorite at -109. The Yankees are at -101. The Braves are -1.5 run favorites at +170. Total Runs for this game is at nine, with the over being -130 and the under being +110.
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Yankees Look to Stay Solid on the Road
While there is no doubt, playing at Yankee Stadium all of the time is a huge advantage over the competition. The park plays super short, and it seems like home runs are constantly being hit out of there. This Yankees team, similar to all Yankees teams in the past, has played their best baseball at home. But unlike other teams, this team has been solid on the road as well. With a 33-27 record on the road, New York has kept itself in the mix.
Leading the way for the Yankees has been Aaron Judge. While the start of the season was not great, he has really turned it around since the All-Star break and has his batting average up over .280, and is closing in on 30 home runs. Right behind Judge, with almost 80 more at-bats, is DJ LeMahieu. Hitting .271 with almost 50 RBI’s, LeMahieu has been the spark the Yankees need.
Are the Braves the Real Deal?
Having made the postseason for the last three years, the Braves have proven themselves as a top team. Now they have to find a way to get to the big dance and put rings on their fingers. This year, even without their all-star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., they have put themselves in a position to at least be able to make a run at it. Currently leading their division by five games, they are in the driver’s seat for the NL East.
The Braves have been on six different road trips this season involving six or more games. In those six trips, the first home game when they have returned, they are 2-4. Something to consider when making your MLB picks.
The veteran and workhorse of this team, Freddie Freeman, has been having another great year. Currently on an eight game hitting streak, Freeman is red hot. He is hitting .299 with 27 home runs and just got to 70 RBI’s. If Freeman can keep this clubhouse playing together, the Braves have the possibility of making a little postseason noise.
The Yankees will send Jordan Montgomery to the mound tonight, while the Braves will have Huascar Ynoa on the mound. Montgomery is 4-5 with a 3.77 ERA through 22 starts. Ynoa, back from the injured list after the hand injury, is 4-2 with a 2.7 ERA.
In Ynoa’s only start since being back he went 5⅓ innings, not allowing a run, striking out four and only walking one. He was relieved after 80 pitches, which may be something to look for in tonight’s game to see just how healthy he truly is.
The lineup for the Braves seems to hit left-handed pitching pretty well. Hitting over .240 in over 1000 plate appearances against lefties, they should not have any issues. Their slugging and on-base percentage are about right on par with hitting righties.
Ynoa is a young emotional player who is effective with three different pitches. He does not throw triple digits but sits mid 90’s. His slider is his most effective pitch and could be very beneficial against a free-swinging Yankees team.
- Braves Moneyline | -109
- Under 9 runs | +110
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