0 Reply | 42 ViewsOn 08/27/2013 05:13 PM in Cappers
Money Line: -133 Atlanta
Braves -140 2* FREE PLAY
Alex Wood has posted some strong numbers thus far this season and he has even stronger numbers of late with a 0.98 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over his last three starts combined. He'll face the Cleveland Indians from the American League who have hit lefties well, but come into this game with a .224 average and 2.78 runs per 9 vs. LHP over their last 10 combined. I also love to fade an American League team that relies on their hitting in National League park against a pitcher they haven't faced before. You are likely to get a bargain on the odds and the fact that the Indians lose a hitter is a huge loss for their offense that is already starting to sputter. When you look at their 7 games they have played on the road without a DH this is evident as they have scored 0, 2, 4, 2, 2, 2 and 10 runs. In only one game did they have a huge game. The Braves throw a solid lefty out there and their bullpen is rested after a day off where they are actually 37-16 in their last 53 games. The Indians are 16-37 in their last 53 inter league games and throw a quality RHP of their own out there but...
Danny Salazar is raw and the Braves are 42-14 in their last 56 home games vs. RH starter. Even without Uggla and Heyward they will be just fine as the two have been known to struggle any way and the Braves keep winning. Salazar has impressive stuff, but his 25% HR/FB ratio is alarming and that's where the Braves should be able to get the win because their record when hitting a HR is excellent.
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