Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees Predictions, Odds & Picks (August 12)

Braves vs Yankees 2020

  • Masahiro Tanaka continues to work his way back
  • Atlanta aims to salvage a split
  • Can anybody slow down Aaron Judge?

Braves vs Yankees Odds

TeamRun SpreadTotalMoney Line
Atlanta Braves+1.5 -121O 9.5 -110+175
New York Yankees-1.5 EVENU 9.5 -110-200

 

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Braves vs Yankees Predictions and Picks

Huascar Ynoa is making his second career start having gone just 2.1 innings in his first appearance. Tanaka is still being eased into the rotation, so his pitch count shouldn’t reach 70. This could be a bullpen heavy game and a chance for both teams to score some runs.

Picks:

Over 9.5 -110

Yankees to win -200

Betting record through 8/11/2020: (10-11-1)

Trends

The Braves are 4-9 against the spread in night games this season.

The Yankees are 9-3 against the spread in night games this season.

The Yankees are 43-14 in their last 57 home games.

The under is 5-3-2 in the Yankees last 10 interleague games

The Yankees are 12-5 against the spread this season, best in the majors.

The Yankees have hit the over in 52.9% of their games, top five in the majors.

Atlanta is averaging 5.32 runs per game, second in the majors.

The Yankees are 5-1 against the spread at home.

How to Watch Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees

Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees Information
WhatAtlanta Braves vs New York Yankees
WhereYankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
WhenWednesday, August 12, 2020, 7:05 PM EST
How to WatchYES, FSSE

Tanaka Time

Truth be told, the Yankees are just glad that Masahiro Tanaka is OK. The Yankees righty had likely the scariest moment of this strange season back in a summer camp in his first live pitching appearance against his team.

Tanaka took a 112-mph line drive to the head off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton and remained down for quite some time. He suffered a concussion but escaped what could have been so much worse and only had to sit out a few weeks before making his first start of the season.

The Yankees are taking it slow with their No. 2 man in the rotation, keeping him below 60 pitches in each of his first two starts. The Yankees lost his last start 1-0 to the Rays, but Tanaka was at top form, going five innings, striking out five and giving up just one hit while retiring final 13 batters he faced.

Tanaka looks to keep up his career-long trend of having a winning record in each season and his recently discovered velocity could help him do just that. Tanaka was sitting around 93-94 mph with his heater in his last start, numbers the Yankees hadn’t seen since his debut season.

Can Braves Get Back on Track?

Through the first two weeks of the season, Atlanta was one of the hottest teams in baseball.

Thanks to a five-game winning streak, the Braves opened the season 7-3 however they’ve scuffled as of late. They dropped their second game in a row last night, which was their third in the last five and fifth in their last nine to fall to 11-8 on the season.

It’s been the pitching staff that’s let Atlanta down of late. After nine straight games of giving up three runs or fewer, Atlanta has given up 22 runs their past two games.

The staff looks a lot thinner after Mike Soroka was lost to the season with torn Achilles tendon and the lineup was missing some pop last night with Acuna out with a sore wrist.

Aaron Judge, Jury, and Executioner

It is currently Aaron Judge’s world and we’re all just living in it. The Yankees superstar has pounded the ball since Opening Day and just hasn’t stopped.

Yesterday he went 1-for-2 with a walk and belted another home run – his major league-leading ninth of the season. The judge also leads the league with 20 RBI and is second with a .758 slugging percentage while propelling the Yankees to an AL East-leading 11-6 record.

Eleven of his 18 hits have gone for extra bases and his .290 batting average is on pace to be the best of his career.

He was pulled early from Tuesday night’s game against the Braves, however, Postgame manager Aaron Boone said he was just being cautious after four straight games on the turf against the Tampa Bay Rays.

All signs point to him being in the lineup on Wednesday.

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Tony writes about baseball for WSN.com after recently graduating with his Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Tony was a local sports reporter for MLive Media Group, based out of Jackson, Michigan where he covered everything from high school to professional sports. He graduated from Michigan State in 2015 with a degree in journalism. During his time there he covered the Michigan State football and men’s basketball teams from 2013-15 and hosted a sports radio show on WDBM 89FM.