The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta tonight. Ian Kennedy with battle Tim Hudson tonight. MLB odds are updated at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Diamondbacks enter in first place, 3.5 games in front of the Padres in the NL West. Ian Kennedy comes in with a 3-4 record, 5.21 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. He did not get a decision in his last two starts. In San Diego, he tossed six innings, gave up four hits and one earned run while striking out six. He has pitched his last five games outside of Arizona. His last win came against the Cubs back on June first where he tossed seven innings, gave up three hits and four earned runs. With Aaron Hill coming back, the Diamondbacks are now a legitimate force in the National League. They have won two in a row and bring a 21-20 road record into tonights’ ballgame.
The Braves are in first place in the NL East, 5.5 games in front of the Nationals. Tim Hudson is 4-7 this season with a 4.10 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. He is 1-6 in his last ten starts, including losing in Milwaukee in his most recent appearance. He lasted six innings, gave up seven hits and two earned runs while striking out four. His last win came against the Mets way back on May 5th where he lasted 7 1/3 innings surrendering five hits and three earned runs while striking out seven.
In this battle of two first place teams, take the home squad as Hudson seems to be imploding down the stretch at sportsbooks.