4* Diamondbacks Braves MLB Money Line Winner
Arizona vs. Atlanta,
06/26/2012 19:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 8
Money Line: -128 Atlanta
4* Diamondbacks Braves MLB Money Line Winner: Braves -128
This is a great spot to jump on the Braves as they return home off a brutal six-game road trip against the Yankees and Red Sox. While they lost the final two games over the weekend at Boston, Atlanta has to be happy about splitting their trip 3-3.
The Diamondbacks come in having won five of six and four straight overall, but that's really not all that impressive considering they were playing at home against the Mariners and Cubs. Arizona is just 5-13 in their last 18 vs. a team with a winning record and 8-19 in their last 27 road games vs. a team with a winning record. Pretty safe to say the Diamondbacks are slightly overrated coming into this game.
Adding to the Braves value tonight, is the fact that they will send out Tim Hudson, who is 5-3 with a 3.88 ERA in 10 starts. Hudson has been on top of his game of late, going 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in his last three starts. Made even more impressive considering he faced the Yankees in each of his last two starts.
The Diamondbacks will counter with the struggling Daniel Hudson. While Hudson has a 3-1 record, his 6.59 ERA and 1.534 WHIP let me know he has been very fortunate. I mean the guy is 1-0 with a 11.37 ERA and 1.973 WHIP over his last three starts. It's only a matter of time before the losses start to pile up.
If that's not enough to convince you to take the Braves, Tim Hudson is 6-0 with a 1.36 ERA and 0.955 WHIP in 8 career starts vs Arizona! BET THE BRAVES!