MLB Odds: Yankees vs Braves MLB Picks – June 23, 2009

MLB Odds Yankees vs. Braves MLB Picks: After dropping two out of three to the (35-36) Florida Marlins, the (38-31) New York Yankees continue their interleague play by heading to Atlanta, GA, to take on another sub-.500 team in the (33-36) Atlanta Braves.

Surprisingly, MLB Odds makers at have listed the New York Yankees [+102 ML] as the MLB Picks, Sports Betting Odds underdogs in the series opener against the hosting Betting Odds favorites, Atlanta Braves [-112 ML].

First pitch for this game has been scheduled for 7 PM ET (4 PM PT) and it can be seen on My9, PTV, and/or MLB Extra Innings. But before making your MLB Odds: Yankees vs. Braves MLB Picks, get the latest sports betting odds for your free sports picks from the best online MLB Odds & MLB Picks Betting Odds sportsbooks.

One thing the Yankees are concerned about is injuries to star players, CC Sabathia and Alex Rodriguez. Due to experiencing fatigue from surgery on his right hip, Rodriguez will receive one day of rest each week through next months all-star break. Manager Joe Girardi thinks this is the best thing for A-Rod. "I think the rest will help him. He's been through a lot — the physical rehab, playing in games."

According to the team, Sabathia has been listed as day-to-day, after being pulled out of the Marlins game in the second inning. On the other hand, A-Rod has been listed as missing, as it seems A-Rod has been using this resting time for extra-curricular activities such as staying out until early mornings in Miami Beach.

According to the Palm Beach Post, A-Rod was out partying with actress Kate Hudson just hours after the Bombers had kept him out of a 9-8 win over the Marlins on Friday night. Hudson was also spotted at Land Shark Stadium on Sunday afternoon, where she watched the Yankees lose 5-6 to the Fish.

Recently, A-Rod was asked to offer some thoughts on getting more rest, "That sounds like a good plan," he said. "From what I understand, that comes from Vail (Colo.) and Dr. (Marc) Philippon. We'll follow his instructions and regroup in a month. The idea is that I'll get stronger each month."

Next up for the Yankees are the Atlanta Braves where they will match up at Turner Field. New York hopes that RHP Chien-Ming Wang (0-5, 12.30 ERA) can turn things around for them after some big losses, as he goes up against Atlanta’s ace RHP Tommy Hanson (2-0, 4.08 ERA). Thus, the OVER/UNDER for this, MLB Odds: Yankees vs. Braves MLB Picks has been officially set at a combined total of 9½ runs.

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