Braves vs Diamondbacks Picks and Prediction – 7/9/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 07/07/2024 at 8:45 PM ET

Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks 07/08/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 7/9/2024, 1:40 AM UTC
Latest Odds: ATL -225 ; O/U 8.5

Braves vs Diamondbacks Prediction

The Atlanta Braves open a four-game series on the road Monday versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta is 48-39 after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Saturday. Spencer Schwellenbach threw six strong innings for the Braves and Atlanta snapped a two-game losing skid. Atlanta is second in the National League East, nine games behind first-place Philadelphia. Make sure you stay up to date with all the MLB action, with our MLB previews.

Marcell Ozuna is batting .298 with 23 home runs, 72 RBI, 96 hits and an on-base percentage of .379 to lead Atlanta in each of the five statistical categories. Atlanta has a team batting average of .242 and a slugging percentage of .402. On Monday, the Atlanta Braves will send Chris Sale to the mound. The left-hander is 11-3 with a 2.71 ERA, 127 Ks and 19 BBs.

The Arizona Diamondbacks improved to 44-45 following a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday. Christian Walker hit a two-run single during the 10th inning as Arizona scored three times and held on in the bottom of the inning to win. Arizona is third in the National League West, 10 ½ games behind the First Place Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Ketel Marte is batting .284 to lead Arizona and is the leader in hits with 95 and an on-base percentage of .353. Christian Walker is the leader in home runs with 22 and RBI with 64. Arizona has a team batting average of .250 and a slugging percentage of .397. On Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks will send Yiber Diaz to the mound. The right-hander will be making his major league debut. 

Our Free MLB Pick for Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves

Braves vs Diamondbacks Pick

Atlanta has struggled a bit of late, but the Braves defeated Philadelphia on Saturday in the second game of the three-game series and will have their ace on the mound Monday when visiting Arizona. Atlanta starter Chris Sale has had five consecutive strong outings, allowing seven earned runs across 38 innings. Earlier this season on April 7, Sale gave up two runs across 5 ⅓ innings to beat Arizona 5-2. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 6-2.

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