Betting The Over On Atlanta Spells Money

Betting The Over On Atlanta Spells Money



Day 19 of​ July,​ 2006 and to​ suggest that the​ Atlanta Braves are swinging the​ lumber would be a​ bit of​ an​ understatement. They have played 14 games in​ the​ seventh month of​ the​ year and are 13-1 on​ the​ over total in​ that span. Do you have your sportsbook on​ speed dial yet?

That,​ folks,​ is​ an​ astonishing 93% and I can live with those numbers any time of​ the​ year. Andruw Jones was 5-for-5 with two homers and matched his career high with six RBIs helping the​ Braves to​ become the​ first team since the​ ‘30 Yankees to​ score 10 or​ more runs in​ five straight games with a​ 14-5 victory over the​ St. Louis Cardinals on​ Tuesday night.

Adam LaRoche,​ Chipper Jones and Brian McCann also homered for the​ Braves who have scored 65 runs during an​ offensive explosion that includes two 15-run games. the​ last time the​ franchise reached double figures in​ five straight games was in​ 1897 when the​ Braves were called the​ Beaneaters and they totaled 61 runs.

The 65 runs in​ five games is​ the​ best by the​ franchise since those same Beaneaters totaled 78 including 25 in​ one game and 21 in​ another from May 31-June 3. the​ Braves have 81 hits during their five-game run and 98 in​ their last six going back to​ an​ 8-3 victory over Cincinnati on​ July 9 which is​ the​ last game before the​ All-Star break.

Chipper Jones was 2-for-4 to​ extend his hitting streak to​ 18 games,​ all but four multihit efforts. He’s batting .534 (39-for-73) during the​ streak with eight homers and 23 RBIs.

During their six-game winning streak they’ve outscored their opponents 77-32 and they’ve hit 19 homers in​ the​ last five games -- the​ most for the​ franchise in​ a​ five-game span and only two off the​ major league record set by the​ 1977 Boston Red Sox and 1999 Cincinnati Reds.

The Cardinals lost 15-3 in​ the​ opener of​ the​ three-game series on​ Monday and trailed 13-1 in​ the​ fifth Tuesday,​ a​ two-game sequence reminiscent of​ blowout losses to​ the​ Chicago White Sox by 20-6 and 13-5 on​ June 20-21.

After ripping starters Jeff Weaver and Jason Marquis,​ Atlanta faces Chris Carpenter (8-4,​ 2.85 ERA) in​ Wednesday’s series finale. He beat the​ Braves on​ July 4 by holding them to​ two runs and four hits in​ five innings of​ a​ 6-3 road win,​ his first victory in​ four career starts against Atlanta.

Carpenter is​ going for his third straight win after striking out seven in​ pitching a​ two-hitter in​ the​ Cardinals’ 5-0 win over the​ Los Angeles Dodgers on​ Friday.

If you’re into sports betting and winning,​ play the​ over!

Bob Acton

Online Sports Betting




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