Archie Bradley (2-2, 5.28 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (23-26) go up against Alex Wood (3-2, 3.50 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (25-25) in the first of a three-game series at Chase Field. The game gets underway at 9:40 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 1 and will air on SPSO and FSN-AZ.
In his most recent outing, Bradley pitched 3.2 innings, allowing six runs, striking out three and walking three in a 6-4 loss to the Cardinals. Paul Goldschmidt (.354, 39 Rs, 15 HRs, 43 RBIs, 8 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Diamondbacks, Wood is 0-1 with a 2.00 ERA. He gets a solid Arizona offense that's batting .266. Freddie Freeman (.289, 29 Rs, 7 HRs, 26 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 1 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Arizona is favored by a small -110 margin in its matchup against Atlanta. The matchup currently has an eight-run Over/Under (O/U). When playing as the favorite, the Diamondbacks have a 6-7 record and overall money line at +53. The Diamondbacks have the most prolific offense in the entire NL, averaging 4.7 runs per game. The Diamondbacks are a superb hitting team with an NL-best 9.5 hits per game. They have been a terror on the base paths, ranking second in all of baseball with 45 steals.
Moving on to the away team, the Braves come into this game with a win percentage of .444 when playing as the underdog (16-20) and an overall money line of +259. They have played poorly as the underdog as of late. They managed a 2-5 record when playing as the underdog and an SU record of 5-5. Opposing pitchers have routinely struggled to strike out the Atlanta batters, who average an NL-low 6.7 strikeouts per game.
This game will feature Wood (LHP) on the mound against the Diamondbacks, who have a 5-6 record when they take on a left-handed starter. The right-handed Bradley will take the mound against the Braves, who have a 22-21 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
Atlanta has won 36% (10-18) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Arizona has won 71% (10-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Braves managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with a 5-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 19-6. The Diamondbacks have a 16-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th in runs, Atlanta has earned 202 this season. Arizona ranks second with 233 runs.
Ranking 16th, Arizona is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 147 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half at 15th with 149.
The Diamondbacks are 18-11 when they hit at least one home run. The Braves perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 15-8 record.