Atlanta Braves (46-34) vs New York Yankees (53-26)Date : 07/02/2018
Time : 7:05 PM ET
Location : Yankee Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees
The Yankees will welcome the Braves to Yankee Stadium as the two teams will go head to head in a 3 game interleague series starting Monday. The Yankees are in the first place in the AL East division while the Braves are first in the NL East. This will be their first meeting of the season.
Game 1&2: 7:05 PM ET
Game 3: 1:05 PM ET
Atlanta Braves's Latest Performance :
The Braves are coming off an impressive series win over the Cardinals as they will head to New York to play the Yankees in a 3 game set. The Braves are a very good road team this season they are 23-17 when playing on the road this season. Playing against the Yankees would test the Braves to see where are they at as a team and see how would the Braves play when playing a great team such as the Yankees. Coming into this series the Braves are 4th best in batting with 496 runs scored this season and 10th in pitching with a 3.68 ERA. To be the best you must beat the best.
Player to watch in this series: Ozzie Albies, if anyone that can take down the Yankees it has to be him, he is now on a 9 game hitting streak. No one expected him to be this good this early but expect the unexpected with this Braves team they were supposed to be rebuilding but here they are sitting on top of the NL East division. The rookie second baseman has cooled a bit after his unbelievable start to the season but is still hitting .270/.313/.506 with 17 homers, 46 RBI, and seven stolen bases. The Yankees will bring out the best in him.
- RBIs: Freddie Freeman (54)
- Homers: Ozzie Albies (17)
- Batting Average: Freddie Freeman (.323)
Probable Pitchers for this series:
Game 1: Anibal Sanchez, he will be making his return after cramping up in his right calf. He allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Cincinnati lineup, striking out five and walking one in his last outing.
Game 2: Sean Newcomb, he allowed three runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Reds. Twelve of his 16 outings this season have been of the quality start he takes the mound on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Game 3: Julio Teheran, he turned in six shutout innings and allowed just two base hits in a win over the Cardinals on Friday. He struck out four, walked two and allowed just a pair of hits. He improves to 6-5 with a 4.21 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 16 starts, he will take the mound against the Yankees in the rubber game.
New York Yankees's Latest Performance :
The Yankees will cap off their 6 game homestand against the Braves, the Yankees are the best team in the Majors with a record of 53-26 they are coming off a hard-fought series against their rival the Red Sox. The Yankees have the best home record they are 30-11 when playing at Yankee Stadium. The batting depth for the Yankees this season has been amazing they have out batted their opponents left and right anyone who is coming to play the Yankees at home must be prepared. Playing the Braves the Yankees must be aware that the Braves have some heavy hitters that can change the game around instantly plus they have been great on the road this season as well. Coming into this series the Yankees are 2nd best in pitching with a 3.34 ERA and 3rd best in batting with 406 runs scored this season.
Player to watch in this series: Miguel Andujar, he is the X-factor on this team he tends to show up in big games and I expect him to do just that in the Braves series. The rookie now has 12 homers on the year finishing the night 3-for-4 with three RBI. He is slashing .283/.309/.521 with 12 homers and 38 RBI this season. If he is able to keep these kinds of batting numbers up it is time for the opposition to add him into their scouting report. This Yankees team will be a tough team to beat when October comes around.
- RBIs: Aaron Judge (54)
- Homers: Aaron Judge (21)
- Batting Average: Miguel Andujar (.283)
Probable Pitchers for this series:
Game 1: Domingo German, he will take the mound in the series opener against the Braves. He is 2-4 on the season and working with a 5.34 ERA.
Game 2: Jonathan Loaisiga, he allowed just one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out eight in his last performance as he takes the mound for the Yankees in game number 2.
Game 3: CC Sabathia, he allowed just one run on six hits over his seven frames in a victory over the Red Sox. He’ll carry an impressive 3.02 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into Wednesday’s start against the Braves.
How Atlanta Braves & New York Yankees Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Yankees are 54-22 in their last 76 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Braves are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
Against The Spread Selection: New York Yankees
My reason for the pick :
It will be a highly contested series between the two teams but I predict that the Yankees will be able to pull out a series win over the Braves at home they will beat the Braves 2-1. The Yankees are a very tough team to beat at home and in this series, the Yankees will show us the maturity and calmness that they have over this young Braves team. Albies will have a great series against the Yankees but the Yankees batting will prove to be too much for the Braves to handle.
The Yankees to take of business at home and beat out the Braves 2-1 in the 3 game series.
Betting trends for Atlanta Braves:
- Braves are 15-6 in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
Betting trends for New York Yankees:
- Yankees are 48-14 in their last 62 home games.