Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees - 4/21/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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New York Yankees (6-10) vs Atlanta Braves (7-10)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:35 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Corey Kluber (0-1) (6.10) vs Ian Anderson (0-0) (4.70)
Betting Odds: New York Yankees -124 / Atlanta Braves +114 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees will host the Atlanta Braves in an interleague matchup on Wednesday night. It will be the finale of a two-game stint at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees won the first game 3-1 after an 8th inning rally broke a 1-1 tie. The bullpen was brilliant again, pitching 4 scoreless innings in relief of Jameson Taillon. From the dish, they had 5 hits and were 1-8 with runners in scoring position. To start the season, the Yankees have a .208 team batting average and .640 OPS. Aaron Judge leads the team with 4 home runs and a .846 OPS. DJ LeMahieu leads with a .286 average and 7 runs scored.
Righty Corey Kluber will get the start for the Yankees on Wednesday. In 2021 he is 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA, 2.23 WHIP and 12 strikeouts. In his career against this Braves lineup, he has allowed a .087 batting average, .331 OPS and struck out 12 in 28 at bats.
Atlanta lost 3-1 on Tuesday, wasting a solid performance from starter Charlie Morton. He pitched 6 innings, allowing 1 run with 6 strikeouts. From the dish they had 6 hits and were 2-8 with runners in scoring position. They had the bases loaded with one out in the 7th but could not convert. To start the year, the Braves have a .233 team batting average and .750 OPS. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the team in most offensive categories but will be out again in this game with an abdominal strain.
New York native Ian Anderson will start for the Braves on Wednesday, his first career start at Yankee Stadium. To start the season, he is 0-0 with a 4.70 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 19 strikeouts. He pitched well at home against the Yankees in his first career start last season, tossing 6 innings, allowing just 1 run with 6 strikeouts.
The Yankees are 3-7 in their last ten games, 4-6 at home this season, and 6-8 as the favorite. The under is 10-6 in their games.
The Braves are 4-6 in their last ten games, 4-6 on the road this season, and 2-3 as the underdog. The over is 10-6-1 in their games.
The Yankees were able to scratch out a win last time out, but both teams continued to struggle from the plate. Wednesday’s matchup features two pitchers who have had success against these lineups in the past. In addition, Acuna Jr. is out again for Atlanta, so they will be without most of their production. With both bullpens starting the year strong, this one should a low total. Give me the under.