Braves Out for Revenge
After a busy holiday, there are still MLB betting opportunities Tuesday night. The Arizona Diamondbacks are hosting the Atlanta Braves again after winning the series opener by a score of 6-2.
Atlanta comes into this game with an overall record of 23-26, including 2-3 in their last five. Atlanta struggled on the road this season, winning just nine of their first 21 games.
Arizona brings a 24-26 record into this game with the win Monday night, and they also snapped a four-game (swept at home by the Los Angeles Dodgers) losing streak. Despite losing 11 of their last 17 games, the Diamondbacks have been better than expected in 2022, They’re 13-15 at home.
The MLB lines for this game have the Atlanta Braves as the moneyline favorites at -153. Check the latest MLB picks, stats, injury reports and MLB odds for Braves vs Diamondbacks. There are plenty of MLB predictions.
Braves Need Morton to Deliver
Charlie Morton is on the mound on Tuesday night for The Atlanta Braves, and this team desperately needs him to take over the game. Morton has gone just 3-3 with a 5.28 ERA to begin the season, and his inconsistencies mirror this team as a hole..
Dansby Swanson leads the team with a .269 batting average and 24 RBIs, while Austin Riley has belted 12 home runs. Atlanta still has a number of players who haven’t turned things on in 2022, and that’s been another issue.
Atlanta is hitting .232 as a team, and they need to find a way to provide some offense. The Braves have already dug themselves a deep hole. Though second in the NL East, they rail the New York Mets by 9½ games.
Diamondbacks Have Some Power
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo was pleased with the effort Monday night, saying, “It was just a really, really good game for us after four tough games.” The Arizona Diamondbacks have plenty of good, young players in the mix, and they continue to compile some impressive wins along the way.
Hector Castellanos is set to start Tuesday night. He’s gone just 3-2 with a 5.22 ERA. Arizona still has a team ERA of over four runs per game. It must find a way to get better pitching if they are going to improve as a team.
Christian Walker has 12 home runs to lead the way for the Diamondbacks, but this team has power through the lineup. Arizona is hitting just .219 as a team, but they have the ability to score in a hurry.
Braves vs Diamondbacks Head-to-Head
You won’t get much help making a prediction in this game by looking at the latest scores and odds in the head-to-head series. Monday night was the first meeting of the season, and Atlanta won the season series last year, taking four of the seven games between the teams.
Braves vs Diamondbacks Game Information
- Game: Braves (23-26) vs Diamondbacks (24-26)
- Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
- Day/Time: Tuesday, May 31, 9:40 p.m. ET
- Braves vs Diamonds: MLB.tv
Braves vs Diamondbacks Betting Lines
Braves vs Diamondbacks Prediction
Both of the teams here have similar records, but the Braves should be a better team based on their roster. The inconsistent play of Atlanta makes making MLB picks difficult, though.
Starting pitchers in this game favor Atlanta, and they are a team that should be able to bounce back. Atlanta is going to exact some revenge and win Tuesday night.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Atlanta Braves -150 over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of this series.