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New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves 8/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New York Yankees will meet the Atlanta Braves at the Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 7:20 PM EDT. The Yankees are coming into this match with nine consecutive wins this season. The team swept three teams in the past few meetings and New York dominated the Twins previously. The Yankees are now sitting on a 72-52 record following a 7-1 victory over Minnesota last Saturday.  Starting Pitcher Gerrit Cole whipped up six batters through six shutout frames in the series finale against Minnesota. New York is ranked second in the American League East standings.

 

New York is batting an average of .238 BAA with an on-base percentage of .328. The team collected a total of 537 runs and 155 homers for the year with Aaron Judge taking the lead. The judge made 27 home runs and 65 RBIs while batting at .281 BAA and leading the on-base percentage at .376. DJ LeMahieu makes the most hits with 127. The team will send Jordan Montgomery to the mound on Monday, and he has a 4-5 record with a 3.77 ERA, 1.198 WHIP, and 121 strikeouts this season.

 

  • The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series.

  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Yankees’ last 5 during game 1 of a series.

  • New York is 21-5 in its last 26 games overall.

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New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 8/23/2021

 

Over on the Atlanta side, the Braves have swept the Orioles in their previous series. Similar to the Yankees, Atlanta has collected nine straight wins, wiping out three teams. The Braves are 68-56 in the league following a 3-1 victory over Baltimore last Sunday. Atlanta is leading the National League East standings this year. Adam Duvall delivered two hits and two runs in Sunday’s match while designated hitter Jorge Soler notched a solo shot for the team.

 

The Braves gathered 611 runs and 181 homers this year and Freddie Freeman is leading the squad. Freeman has 27 home runs, 92 runs, and 138 hits in 461 at-bats while batting at .299 BAA and leading the on-base percentage at .396. Ozzie Albies leads the RBIs with 84. Atlanta is hitting the clip at .243 BAA and .323 on-base percentage. Huascar Ynoa takes the hill for the Braves, and he has posted a 4-2 record with a 2.70 ERA, 1.020 WHIP, and 54 strikeouts this year.

 

  • The Braves are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series.

  • Atlanta is 19-7 in its last 26 games vs. a left-handed starter.

  • The OVER is 7-1 in the Braves’ last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter.

New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves. The MLB’s pick is the Atlanta Braves. The two teams are putting up an impressive performance this year and both have struck their ninth winning streak. However, the Braves will have the higher edge to win as they will be playing at home. Atlanta ranks 8th in runs scored and 7th in OPS this year while New York is 19th in runs scored and 15th in OPS in its last 124 games. Take the Atlanta Braves to win with a predicted score of 5-4.

 

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New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves 8/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM EDT.

 

Location: Truist Park

 

Date: Monday, August 23, 2021

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -126

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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