Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves Pick – MLB July 30, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves are on the diamond at Truist Park for the second of three games. It was a good night for Kyle Wright against Madison Bumgarner.

Wright allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs across 6.2 innings of work. Conversely, Bumgarner wasn’t at his best with 8 hits and 4 earned runs allowed. The Braves bullpen handled their business, with no runs conceded across 2.1 frames.

BRAVES AND METS DUEL
This is going to be a duel down to the wire between Braves and Mets. The Mets continue to hold onto a three-game lead over the Braves going into the weekend.

It has felt like that for a while now. The Mets are pushing back against the Braves after they erased a double-digit lead. Atlanta caught fire after going down more than ten games to the Mets.

The Braves are within striking distance, but it will be tough with a healthy Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.

DeGrom is scheduled to return to the bump against the Washington Nationals this upcoming week. The Braves are still going to have a good chance, but it’s going to be tougher with a healthy deGrom.

The Diamondbacks are showing better life this season, but there’s plenty of work left for them to do. One of their biggest problems is playing in the NL West. That’s tough to overcome, and the Dodgers and Padres won’t stop spending money.

Arizona is 45-54 and 22 games back of the Dodgers in the division. This is the same team that went 52-110 last season, so it’s nice improvement. The Snakes were on a three-game winning streak before dropping a three-run final last night.

Head below for our free Diamondbacks vs. Braves prediction on July 30, 2022.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves Live Betting Odds:

MLB Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (-105) +190 Over 9.5 (-110)
Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-115) -230 Under 9.5 (-110)
Team Data Arizona Diamondbacks Atlanta Braves
Overall Record 45-54 60-41
Away/Home Record 18-27 34-21
Batting Average .226 .248
Batting Average Away/Home .223 .251
Runs Per 9 4.37 4.76
Team ERA 4.19 3.65
Team ERA Away/Home 4.83 3.62

Diamondbacks vs. Braves Prediction:

Corbin Martin has the green light to open this one for the Diamondbacks. He is making the tenth start of his career tonight. Martin had five assignments in his first season in 2019, and then failed to stick in the majors last year.

He struggled mightily with a 10.69 ERA and 2.31 WHIP last season.

Martin has shown improvement through six appearances, five out of the bullpen, and one start. He was strong in his starting debut this season on July 24, though this was against a bad Washington offense.

GOOD START
Martin held the Nats to 4 hits and 1 earned run in 4 innings of work. This was at Chase Field, so he’ll make his debut on the road vs the Braves.

He’s pitched on the road, but only as a reliever. The 26-year-old has an ERA of 5.79 and a 1.71 WHIP as a visitor in 2022.

In his first start on the road, this should be a tough assignment vs the Braves’ bats.

The Braves are fourth in the majors with 4.76 runs per 9 innings and second with 1.60 home runs per game. At home, the Braves are scoring an average of more than 5 runs per 9 innings.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Trends:

Diamondbacks

  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 3-12 overall in their previous 15 second game of a series
  • 15-55 overall in their previous 66 games on the road versus a team with a winning record
  • 1-5 overall in their previous six games on the road
  • 2-7 overall in their previous nine games on a Saturday
  • UNDER is 8-3 in their previous 11 games at Atlanta

Braves

  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 10-3 overall in their previous 13 games versus the NL West
  • 21-6 overall in their previous 27 games after their opponent conceded at least 5 runs
  • 10-3 overall in their previous 13 games versus the NL West
  • 28-9 overall in their previous 37 second game of a series
  • UNDER is 4-1 in their previous five games on the road

  • Ian Anderson is coming off his worst performance of the season against the Angels. Anderson was popped for 8 hits and 7 earned runs in a rare poor spot for him.

    Prior to that start, Anderson allowed 1, 2, 1 earned runs in his previous three attempts.

    That effort skewed his ERA all the way up to 5.31 with a 1.58 WHIP. Despite the weak work, Anderson can pitch much better than what was displayed in that one.

    I’m confident in Anderson bouncing back well in this one. As long as it wasn’t an injury bothering him in that 7-run start, Anderson should look much better vs the D-backs.

    Anderson has seen the Diamondbacks in 16 at-bats and did well. They managed just 1 hit for a 0.71 batting average. Christian Walker is the only player with a hit against Anderson.

    Look for Anderson to respond with a strong outing, while the bats should handle Martin. Even if Anderson isn’t perfect, the offense should have a big night. The runline on the Braves looks bettable.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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