New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves 8-16-2023

New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves 8/16/2023 Predictions, Picks and Odds

New York Yankees (60-58) vs Atlanta Braves (75-42)

New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves 8/16/2023 – As they were destroyed in the first round of this series, New York faltered once more and watched their second-half slide continue, sliding to 11-17 since the All-Star break. The Yankees were 14 matches down of the Orioles for first place in the AL East as of Tuesday with a record of 60-59. For the last American League wild-card spot, they were 5.5 matches back of the Blue Jays. Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three hits for New York on Monday night (run, RBI), while Aaron Judge, Anthony Volpe, and Oswaldo Cabrera each had two singles (RBI).


As they easily defeated the Yankees in the series’ first game on Monday night, Atlanta prevailed for the fourth time in their last five matches. With a record of 76-42 as of Tuesday, the Braves were 11.5 games ahead of the Phillies in the NL East. On Monday, Atlanta’s 15-hit attack helped them win thanks to three hits from Nicky Lopez (run, three RBIs) and Eddie Rosario (three runs, four RBIs). Austin Riley (29th) and Rosario (17th) hit deep balls in the Braves’ triumph. In six innings of work, Max Fried (4-1) won the victory by giving up two runs on eight hits while striking out two and walking one. For well-informed choices, consider checking out free MLB picks and best bets.

Yankees vs. Braves Game Info

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 7:20 PM ET
Where: Truist Park, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Stream: MLB.TV

Randy Vasquez (2-1, ERA: 1.89) vs Charlie Morton (11-10, ERA: 3.71)

Randy Vasquez is anticipated to pitch for the Yankees in this game, marking his fifth appearance and fourth start of the year. In 19 innings of action this year, he has a 2-1 record, a 1.89 ERA, a 1.053 WHIP, eight walks, and 12 strikeouts. In his most recent start, Vasquez was successful on Friday against the Marlins in relief. He pitched 3.2 innings in a game the Yankees won 9-4, surrendering two runs on three hits, one walk, and 2 strikeouts. Vasquez is 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, five walks, and six strikeouts over 14.1 innings pitched in his last three outings, two of which he started.


In this game, Charlie Morton is in the circle as he makes his 24th start of the year for the Braves. In 128.2 innings of work this year, he has a record of 11-10, a 3.71 ERA, a 1.461 WHIP, 65 walks, and 136 strikeouts. Morton was successful in his most recent start against the Mets on the road on Friday night. He pitched five innings in a game the Braves won 7-0, surrendering no runs on three hits while issuing seven walks and four strikeouts. Morton has a 1-2 record, a 4.70 ERA, a 1.76 WHIP, 15.1 innings pitched, 14 walks, and 16 strikeouts in his previous three starts. In this game, Morton makes his 13th career start against the Yankees.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -125, Total Odds: 10

Due to the lineup and pitching staff ailments, the Yankees had a difficult season and are fighting to stay out of the AL East’s relegation zone. They may be one game over .500 as of Tuesday, but this was a club that was anticipated to compete rather than languish in mediocrity. Even though he only played a limited number of innings in the major leagues, throwing a rookie like Vasquez against a lineup like Atlanta is like carrying a kick me sign on your back.


Despite returning to his wildness from his early career, Morton won his most recent start. As we witnessed Monday night, the Braves hitters are more than capable of producing high totals. Consider Atlanta to win this game on the final day of the series.


New York Yankees Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 4 of the NY Yankees’ last 6 matches. Yankees are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches. The NY Yankees are 3-12 SU in their last 15 matches on the road. The NY Yankees are 10-4 SU in their last 14 matches on the road against Atlanta.


Atlanta Braves Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 12 matches. The Atlanta Braves are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches. The total went UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 8 matches against the NY Yankees. The Atlanta Braves are 8-1 SU in their last 9 matches at home.


New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves 8/16/2023 Betting Picks

The New York Yankees are almost certainly over, and the Atlanta Braves are being discussed on the MLB Network as one of the greatest teams of all time. This game will be nothing short of a mismatch. Matt Olson, who leads the NL in home runs, should take the initiative and help his club easily sweep the Yankees. For insightful forecasts, consider checking out free sports picks and expert predictions.

Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Braves will win 7-5.


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