Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Picks and Predictions July 10th 2024

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves MLB Wed, Jul 10, 21:40 pm.
Arizona Diamondbacks
ML: -105
0
0
Atlanta Braves
ML: -115
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The Atlanta Braves have showcased their dominance over the Arizona Diamondbacks, maintaining an unbeaten record this season. With powerful performances and strategic gameplay, the Braves have solidified their superiority in this series.

Adam Duvall’s Performance: A Powerhouse in Phoenix

Adam Duvall has been a standout player for the Braves, consistently delivering powerful hits against the Diamondbacks. His latest three-run homer in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game traveled 441 feet, landing deep in the left-field bleachers. While impressive, it pales in comparison to his 483-foot homer in Phoenix back in 2021, which cleared the seating in left-center and landed on the concourse.

“I just happen to hit the ball well here,” Duvall said. His familiarity with Arizona’s pitching, particularly against Zac Gallen, has been crucial. Gallen, who threw several curveballs, eventually conceded the homer on his 105th pitch of the night.

Game Dynamics: Braves’ Offensive Power

The Braves secured a 6-2 victory on Wednesday, marking their fifth consecutive win against the Diamondbacks this season. Duvall’s game-breaking homer was a critical moment, demonstrating the Braves’ ability to capitalize on high-pressure situations. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo’s decision to keep Gallen in the game until Duvall’s at-bat proved costly, emphasizing the importance of timely pitching changes.

Pitching Matchups: Morton’s Strategy and Cecconi’s Challenges

Braves’ right-hander Charlie Morton aims to continue the winning trend. Despite recent struggles, Morton’s experience and strategic pitching have been valuable. In his last start, Morton allowed four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants. His career record against the Diamondbacks stands at 2-2 with a 4.30 ERA.

For the Diamondbacks, right-hander Slade Cecconi, with a 6.10 ERA, will start the next game. Cecconi has faced difficulties, including a recent no-decision against the San Diego Padres where he allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings. His inexperience against the Braves could be a significant disadvantage.

Arizona’s Offensive Struggles: A Major Hurdle

The Diamondbacks have struggled offensively, particularly with runners in scoring position. They are 1-for-13 in such situations this series, highlighting their inability to convert opportunities into runs. Over the last two games, Arizona managed only ten hits, demonstrating their ongoing challenges against the Braves’ pitching.

Conclusion

The Atlanta Braves’ unbeaten streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks is a testament to their powerful batting, strategic pitching, and effective game management. As the series progresses, the Braves will look to maintain their dominance, while the Diamondbacks must address their offensive and pitching challenges to alter the series’ trajectory.

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moneyline
over/under
Arizona Diamondbacks
+1.5
-165
-105
O 9
100
Atlanta Braves
-1.5
140
-115
U 9
-120
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