On Monday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Atlanta Braves (49-39) visiting the Arizona Diamondbacks (45-45) at 9:40 PM ET.

The Diamondbacks are an underdog at home (+160) against the Braves (-191). The starting pitchers are Chris Sale (11-3) for the Atlanta Braves, and Yilber Diaz for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Braves defeated the Phillies by a 6-0 score in their most recent Game yesterday. Jarred Kelenic went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI to lead them offensively while Reynaldo Lopez picked up the win after throwing six innings without giving up an earned run on two hits, while striking out six.

The Diamondbacks knocked off the Padres 9-1 yesterday. Eugenio Suarez led the way offensively after going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBI, and Ryne Nelson got the win, throwing 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out five.

Before watching this Braves vs. Diamondbacks matchup, here’s what you need to know about Monday’s action on the diamond, including viewing options.

Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Monday at 3:18 PM ET. For a full list of Sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Braves (-191, bet $191 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Diamondbacks (+160, bet $100 to win $160)
  • Over/under: 8

Braves vs. Diamondbacks: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Monday, July 8, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • Stadium: Chase Field
  • TV Channel: Diamondbacks
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Braves stats and trends

Braves betting records

  • The Braves have been favorites in 78 games this season and won 45 (57.7%) of those contests.
  • This season Atlanta has won 21 of its 31 games, or 67.7%, when favored by at least -191 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 65.6% chance of a victory for the Braves.
  • Atlanta and its opponents have hit the over in 30 of its 88 games with a total this season.
  • In 87 games with a spread this season, the Braves are 40-47-0 ATS.

Chris Sale (Braves probable starter)

  • Sale (11-3) takes the mound for the Braves in his 17th start of the season. He has a 2.71 ERA in 99 2/3 innings pitched, with 127 strikeouts.
  • In his last outing on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants, the lefty went six innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 2.71, with 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in 16 games this season. Opponents are batting .199 against him.
  • Sale is aiming for his third quality start in a row.
  • Sale is aiming for his sixth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 6.2 innings per appearance on the hill.
  • He has had three appearances this season in which he did not allow an earned run.
  • The opposing Diamondbacks offense has a collective .255 batting average, and is seventh in the league with 778 total hits and fifth in MLB action with 444 runs scored. It has the ninth-ranked slugging percentage (.412) and ranks 14th in home runs (95) in all of MLB.
  • Sale has thrown 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out six against the Diamondbacks this season.
  • The 35-year-old’s 2.71 ERA ranks eighth, .913 WHIP ranks second, and 11.5 K/9 ranks third among qualifying pitchers this season.

Braves batting stats

  • The Braves have hit 100 homers this season, which ranks 12th in the league.
  • Fueled by 275 extra-base hits, Atlanta ranks 12th in MLB with a .406 slugging percentage this season.
  • The Braves have a team batting average of .243 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
  • Atlanta has scored the 18th-most runs in the majors this season with 379 (4.3 per game).
  • The Braves have an on-base percentage of .307 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
  • Atlanta ranks 20th with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.

Diamondbacks stats and trends

Diamondbacks betting records

  • The Diamondbacks have won in 21, or 43.8%, of the 48 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • Arizona has a mark of 2-6 in contests where sportsbooks favor it by +160 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Diamondbacks have a 38.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Arizona’s games have gone over the total in 47 of its 90 opportunities.
  • The Diamondbacks have posted a record of 43-46-0 against the spread this season.

Yilber Diaz (Diamondbacks probable starter)

  • Diaz makes his first start of the season for the Diamondbacks.
  • The 23-year-old right-hander is pitching in his MLB debut.
  • The Braves have totaled 379 runs this season (18th in MLB) and are batting .243 collectively with 100 home runs (12th in the league).

Diamondbacks batting stats

  • The Diamondbacks rank 14th in baseball with 95 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
  • So far this season, Arizona is ninth in baseball, slugging .412.
  • The Diamondbacks have the fifth-best batting average in the league (.255).
  • The offense for Arizona is No. 5 in the majors, scoring 4.9 runs per game (444 total runs).
  • The Diamondbacks rank fifth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .325.
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