MLB - Diamondbacks @ Braves
(MLB) Atlanta vs. Arizona, 07/08/2024 9:40 PM, Score: 5 - 4
Point Spread: -1.50 | -105.00 Atlanta (Away)
Result: Loss
I'm on the Braves Runline in Game one at home vs the Diamondbacks for these reasons:

- Fading Yilber Diaz in his first MLB start. On the road vs a middle of the pack Braves team may seem like a decent start for the MLB call up, but the Braves have been batting better in the last 3 series played, and the top half of their lineup is hitting .245 or higher against Righties, with a team average of .237.

- Chris Sale has already shown this season that he can hold his own against a good hitting team like the Diamondbacks. He let up 2 runs in his first game of the season vs this lineup, but the Braves still won that game 5-2 and He had allowed 4 hits and gave out 6 strikouts. The Diamondbacks have been stellar vs Lefties this season but in Atlanta vs a pitcher who's already confidently already handled them, he should give another Allstar performance again.

Official Play: Braves Runline -1.5

Side Bet: Braves Team Total over 4.5

Hail Mary: Chris sale over 18.5 strikeouts