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Braves vs Diamondbacks Odds, Predictions & Probable Pitchers (July 9)

Adam Spencer

by Adam Spencer in MLB Baseball

Updated Jul 9, 2024 · 3:13 PM PDT

Chris Sale fires a pitch to home plate during a game against the New York Yankees during the 2024 season.
Jun 21, 2024; Bronx, New York, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Chris Sale (51) pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Atlanta Braves (50-39) visit Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (45-46) on Tuesday night.
  • Chris Sale (11-3, 2.71 ERA) gets the ball for the Braves, while Zac Gallen (6-4, 3.06 ERA) gets the nod for the Diamondbacks.
  • Check out the section below for our best picks from tonight’s National League action.

The Braves and Diamondbacks meet up for the second game in a 4-game series on Tuesday night in the desert. The Braves scored a narrow 5-4 victory in Game 1 and will look to keep winning to try to stay close to the Phillies in the NL East. The Diamondbacks will try to get back to .500 with a win on Tuesday. The game is set to start at 9:40 p.m. ET and can be seen on the MLB Network.

Braves vs Diamondbacks Picks

  • Braves -1.5 (+140)
  • Chris Sale 8+ strikeouts (+130)

I’m selling my Gallen stock this year. He’s been fine, but he hasn’t been his usual dominant self that we’ve seen the last couple of years. Meanwhile, Sale looks about as good this year as he did at his absolute peak. It’s truly impressive the way he’s managed to salvage the back end of his career.

No, the Diamondbacks don’t strike out a lot, but they also don’t face Sale every night, either. I’ll take the +130 odds via bet365 for Sale to strike out 8+ Arizona hitters tonight. And if he dominates, the Braves will likely win, too.

There’s a reason the Sale’s record is 11-3. I think he’ll look sharp and hold the Diamondbacks in check for most of the night. Meanwhile, look for the Braves to get a few runs from their high-powered offense in tonight’s game, too.

Thus, I’ll take the Braves to win by 2+ runs, which has great +140 odds on bet365.

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Braves vs Diamondbacks Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+140) -120 O 7.5 (+105)
Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (-165) +100 U 7.5 (-125)

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The Braves are -120 on the moneyline, with the home team sporting +100 odds. If you think the Braves will win by 2+ runs, you can get those odds at +140. The over/under run total is set at 7.5 runs, with +105 odds on the over and -125 odds for the under.

Braves vs Diamondbacks Starting Pitchers

Chris Sale VS Zac Gallen
11-3 Record 6-4
2.71 ERA 3.06
32.7% SO% 26.2%

Sale has pitched at an All-Star level this year. Gallen has also been solid, though he’s not having his best year on record.

This is one of the best pitching matchups on the docket for Tuesday night. Sale was supposed to pitch on Monday night, but got pushed back to Tuesday, instead. That was likely to ensure Sale won’t have to pitch again until after the All-Star break.

Gallen, meanwhile, last worked on July 4, tossing 4 innings and allowing 3 earned runs to the Dodgers. He’ll need to be better than that on Tuesday night to keep the Braves’ high-powered offense in check.

After Sale works his magic one more time, it’ll be off to the All-Star Game for him. If he pitches in that game, it’ll likely be only an inning or so, which would allow him to rest up before the back half of the lengthy Atlanta season.

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