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Atlanta Braves
New York Yankees

Starting Pitchers: Starting Pitchers: Kuroda (Yankees) vs. Hudson (Braves)

Date/Time: June 19th, 7:05 P.M. EST

Television: MLB Network

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Moneyline: Moneyline: Yankees -150 Braves +135

Total: 8.5


MLB Betting Game Trends

Atlanta Braves

  • Atlanta is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing NY Yankees

New York Yankees

  • NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 9 games

    The total has gone UNDER in 17 of NY Yankees's last 23 games at home

    NY Yankees are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home

    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees's last 11 games when playing Atlanta


Game Overview

It has been quite some time since the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees met in the World Series in 1996 and 1999. The two are going to renew ties on Tuesday night with what should be a great MLB betting battle in the Bronx.

The Braves have had absolutely no luck in this series this year, losing all four games to the Yanks. Dating back to 2009, the last time that these two teams met in Interleague Play, Atlanta has now lost six in a row to the Bronx Bombers. On this night, it is going to be Tim Hudson that gets the call. Of late, Hudson has seemed to be either really, really good or really, really bad. He allowed 12 runs in two starts at Turner Field against the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals. However, he also has a complete game shutout to his record in that stretch as well. In fact, Hudson has allowed just one run in his last 23.2 innings of work on the road, and he has a remarkable 2.12 ERA this year in four road starts. Hudson has been terrible against the Yankees though, going 1-4 with a 3.84 ERA in his 11 career starts against them. For the 2012 season, Hudson is 4-3 with a 3.90 ERA. His WHIP is quite low at 1.17 though, do the fact that batters are only hitting .246 against him.

The Yankees have now won 10 games in a row to get to the head of the class in the AL East by 2.5 games over the Baltimore Orioles and four over the Tampa Bay Rays. Last night, they took over as the best team in the American League, and if they can keep this up for a few more days, they'll have the best record in baseball. Part of the reason for this great run of play has been the pitching prowess of Hiroki Kuroda. Kuroda might only be 6-6 this year, but he is 3-0 in his last four starts, and he has allowed just a total of 21 hits and four runs in those 28 innings of work. It isn't all that often that Kuroda gets himself into trouble with walks either, as he has just five free passes versus 22 strikeouts in those games to boot. Against the Braves in his career, the Japanese starter has been rather unlucky. In spite of the fact that he has a 2.23 ERA and 1.19 WHIP (not to mention the fact that the Braves are hitting just .219 against him for his career), he is just 2-4 to show for his six starts.


If it ain't broke, don't fix it. New York has been rolling through every single team in its path of late, and there is just no reason to believe that that won't continue once again in this one. Atlanta 3 New York 6