Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees Matchup

From Yankee Stadium in New York, we have the Braves and Yankees facing off in an interleague matchup. First pitch for this one is set for 1:35 PM ET. YES will be televising the game, and the Yankees are the heavy favorite on the money line (-108).

Atlanta comes in with a record of 42-32 and they are 2nd in the NL East. The over/under line is sitting at 8.5 runs, and the Braves will be starting Max Fried. Nestor Cortes is starting for the Yankees.

Atlanta vs. New York Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Braves at Yankees
  • Where: Yankee Stadium New York
  • Date: Sunday, June 23rd
  • Betting Odds ATL -111 | NYY -108 O/U 8.5

Braves vs Yankees Last Game Recap

New York cruised to an easy 8-3 win over the Braves in the most recent game of this series. The Yankees had a huge 6th inning, scoring three of their eight runs. As for the Braves, they scored their final two runs in the 7th. Heading into the game, the Yankees were favored at -133 on the money line.

Marcus Stroman got the win for the Yankees, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs. Charlie Morton had a rough outing for the Braves, taking the loss after going 5 2/3 innings and giving up five earned runs.

Aaron Judge and Trent Grisham each homered for the Yankees, while Oswaldo Cabrera scored twice and drove in two runs while going 2/4. Travis d'Arnaud hit a home run for the Braves.

Braves Preview

Atlanta is 42-32 overall and is seven games behind the Phillies in the NL East. They have a 40-26 record as favorites and have won four straight games in that role. The Braves have a 36-38 run line record and are 19-18 on the road straight up.

Braves games have gone over the total in 41.9% of their games this season, and their average total line is 9 runs. Atlanta has a 14-8-2 series record and has won two straight series, heading into today's game against the Yankees.

Left-hander Max Fried gets the start for the Braves today as he faces the Yankees on the road. He has made 14 starts this season and has a record of 6-3 with a 3.11 ERA. Fried's WHIP for the season is currently 1.07. In his 14 appearances, he has turned in seven quality starts, along with two complete games and one shutout. Fried's most recent outing came against the Tigers, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up one earned run in 5 1/3 innings of work. Before that, he had won three straight starts.

Marcell Ozuna has been a big part of the Braves' offense this season, as he is batting .312 with 21 homers and 64 RBIs. His 64 RBIs are 3rd in the league. Ozuna and the Braves are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 14th in the league. As a team, they are also near the top of the league in isolated power and have a good team batting average of .246.

Over his last nine games, Austin Riley has been on fire for the Braves, going 13/31 with four homers and nine RBIs. For the season, he is batting .312. Riley is also on a three-game hitting streak. Ronald Acuña Jr. is also on a four-game hitting streak, and Jarred Kelenic has a nine-game streak going.

Yankees Preview

As a favorite, the Yankees are 40-21 straight up this season, and their overall record is 52-27. They have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games and are 1.5 games ahead of the Orioles in the AL East. The Yankees are 24-13 at home and 28-14 on the road.

On the run line, the Yankees have a 26-16 record on the road and an overall record of 46-33. The over has hit in 24.1% of their games this season, including the last four in a row. Today's O/U line is set at 8.5 runs, which is slightly lower than their combined season average of 8.7 runs per game.

New York is sending Nestor Cortes to the mound today vs. the Braves, and he has made 16 starts this season. Cortes' overall record is 4-5, and his ERA is 3.36. In his 16 appearances, he has turned in seven quality starts and is averaging 8.26 strikeouts per nine innings. Cortes most recently pitched on June 18th vs. the Orioles, where he picked up the win, going six innings and not giving up a run. Before that outing, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts. At home, his ERA is 1.68 compared to 5.82 on the road.

So far this season, the Yankees have been one of the league's top offenses, averaging 5 runs per game, which is 4th in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.3 runs per game. Overall, they are 2nd in the league in home runs and have the best walk rate in the league. As a team, they are batting .251, which is 8th in the MLB.

Over his last nine games, Giancarlo Stanton has gone 12/33 with two homers and seven RBIs. This has helped him move into 2nd on the team's home run leaderboard. Aaron Judge has also gone deep three times in his last nine games, but he is hitting just .242 in that stretch. For the season, Judge is batting .301 with a league-leading 28 homers.

Braves vs. Yankees Prediction: Yankees ML -108

Our predicted final score for this game is 5-4 in favor of the Yankees, which is why we are recommending taking them on the money line at -108. We do see this being a close game, but with the payout being close to even, we like the value of taking the Yankees to win outright.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we do have Nestor Cortes picking up the win today, as he has the eighth-best chances among starters to get a win. His projected strikeout numbers are also better than Max Fried, who we have finishing with five K's.

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