Yankees vs Braves Prediction - MLB Picks 8/15/23

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

Game Info: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Bryce Elder (8-4) (3.64) vs Luis Severino (2-7) (8.06)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -222 / New York Yankees +184 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves host the New York Yankees for game two of their interleague series this Tuesday from Truist Park on TBS. Atlanta took off early in game one and won eight, 11-3.

Yankees Preview & Projected Starter

New York moved to 60-59 after losing to Atlanta. The Yankees couldn’t get up with the Braves’ bats last night, and they’ll look to avoid being blitzed again here in game two. The New York offense is scoring 3.87 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.87 ERA, with a 1.25 WHIP. 

Lou Severino (2-7, 8.06 ERA, 56 Ks) will get the ball for New York. The eighth-year pitcher continues to flame out on the mound, and he had his shortest outing of the season in the Southside last week, allowing four runs to the Sox in just two innings en route to his third straight loss. Severino’s struggles aren’t surprising at this point, as he’s struggled all season, and he should be targeted for the rest of the year. Severino has allowed four runs or more in five of his last seven starts, and it could get dark early in Atlanta again for him here.

Yankees Player Trends & Props

Gleyber Torres has collected a hit in eight of the previous ten games, and he’s leading NYY in hits (120), while averaging splits of .267/18/49. 

Aaron Judge had multiple hits in the game one loss, and he’s leading the Yanks in batting (.284) and homers (22), with 45 RBI.

Giancarlo Stanton has recorded a hit in four of the last six games, and he’s posting a line of .205/18/45.

Anthony Volpe has plated a four in four consecutive games, and he’s now batting .261, with 34 runs batted in.

New York Yankees Team Facts

• The Yankees have won three of their last four games as road underdogs against National League opponents following a loss.

• The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four road games after playing the previous day.


Braves Preview & Projected Starter

Atlanta moved to 76-42 after New York. The Braves struck revenge on NYC by jumping on the Yanks early last night, and they’ll look to double down Tuesday. The Atlanta offense is scoring 3.83 runs per game, while batting .270, with a .339 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.67 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP. 

Bryce Elder (8-4, 3.64 ERA, 97 Ks) will take the mound for Atlanta. The second-year pitcher struggled in Pittsburgh last week, giving up five runs through five innings en route to his second straight loss. Elder has now allowed twelve runs combined over his last two starts and five or more over his last four starts, but there’s still plenty of hope for the Texas product. Elder comes into what should be manageable spot versus the Yanks, and he should have the bats behind him here at home.  

Braves Player Trends & Props

Matt Olson has multiple hits in four of the last six games, and he leads the league in home runs (43) and RBI (107).

Ronald Acuna Jr. has scored a run in six of the last eight contests,  and he’s leading Atlanta in batting (.337) and hits (159), with 26 HR and 71 RBI. 

Ozzie Albies produced nine runs in three wins over the Mets last weekend, and he’s posting strong splits of .267/28/90. 

Austin Riley has homered in three of the last five ball games, and he’s posting a nice line of .281/29/76.

Atlanta Braves Team Facts

• The Braves have won seven of their last eight home games..

• The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Braves' last three night games against American League opponents.

• The Braves have led after 3 innings in each of their last three home games.


Corey’s Free Pick

Atlanta continued their vendetta on New York City last night with an assertive win over the Yanks, and they come into an ideal spot to double down. The Braves had their way with a solid pitcher in Clarke Schmidt last night, and they should be licking their chops with Lou Severino set to get the ball Tuesday. Severino’s vulnerability is beyond target worthy, and with the way ATL is swinging the bat right now, the ingredients are there for another victory. Let’s back the Braves for game two of this interleague series. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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