New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves 8/24/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees
Date & Time: 8/24/2021, 11:20 PM UTC
Location: Truist Park
Latest Odds: ATL -155 ; Total 9.5
TV Channel: MLBN

An interleague clash will take place on Tuesday night, when the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves wrap up a two-game set from Truist Park. The Yankees (73-52) are riding a ten-game winning streak and trail Tampa Bay by four games for the AL East Division lead. Last night, OF Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in thee runs to power New York to a 5-1 road victory. 

Thirty year old left-hander Andrew Heaney (8-8 5.51 ERA) will make his fifth start for the Yankees. Last time out, Heaney allowed one run in seven innings during a 5-2 home victory versus Boston.

The Atlanta Braves are a game above .500 at home and hold a 4.5 game lead over Philadelphia for first place in the NL East Division. On Monday, Atlanta SP Huascar Ynoa (4-3) gave up three runs in six innings and took the loss. SS Dansby Swanson hit his 25th home run of the season in a losing effort for the Braves, who fell to 68-57 on the season.

The Braves will turn to thirty-seven year old righty Charlie Morton (12-4 3.47 ERA) on Tuesday. Through 140 innings of work, Morton has struck out 164 batters and owns a solid 1.09 WHIP.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
  • Yankees are 62-28 in their last 90 during game 2 of a series.
  • Braves are 1-7 in their last 8 interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 7-2 in Yankees last 9 games as a road underdog.
  • Over is 7-2 in Braves last 9 games vs. a left-handed starter.
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Free MLB Pick: New York Yankees +130

New York SS Gleyber Torres is currently on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left thumb. Through 125 games, New York ranks 15th in OPS and 19th in runs scored. For the season, Atlanta ranks 7th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. Take the Yankees to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 5-4.

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