Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran (6-4) vs. Mike Fiers (4-7)
The Atlanta Braves take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday at Miller Park. Julio Teheran is the probable starter for the Braves and he'll face Mike Fiers of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +135 and Milwaukee at -145. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Braves, with a 47-36 run line record, cover the spread 57% of the time. They also have a 45-34 over/under record. The Brewers are 39-46 against the run line and have a 43-37 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Braves show up with a 41-42 record, including 18-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran holds a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.41. He's pitched 101.2 innings thus far while surrendering 107 hits over that time and when he starts, the Braves are 10-7. Against the over/under, the Braves are 13-4 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.22 and they've given up 230 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .247 against the Braves bullpen while walking 102 times and striking out 217 times. Atlanta is averaging 7.29 strikeouts per game while getting 8.87 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.91.
Atlanta is batting .257 as a team, which is good for 11th in the league and hitting .260 away from home. Ranked at 13th in the league in on-base percentage, the Braves sit at .318 and they hold a .367 team slugging percentage. Nick Markakis leads the team in hits with 91 while the team ranks 12th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game.
Milwaukee is 15-27 at home while holding a 36-49 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.83, Mike Fiers will come into this game holding a 4-7 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He's pitched 94 innings thus far while surrendering 98 hits over that time in which the Brewers are 8-9. Against the over/under, the Brewers are 7-9 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.27 and they have given up 232 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .231 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 94 times and striking out 265 times. Milwaukee is averaging 7.76 strikeouts per game while getting 9.21 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .239 at home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .302 and they hold a .394 team slugging percentage. Ryan Braun leads the team in hits with 81 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.52 hits a game.
The Braves have committed 48 errors and have combined for 854 assists and 2,211 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Brewers have committed 64 errors on the season with 886 assists and 2,276 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .980 on the year.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 45-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 47-36 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 43-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 39-46 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/07/15 SS Andrelton Simmons Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
07/06/15 P Manny Banuelos Dehydration probable Tuesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/27/15 P Williams Perez Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/27)
06/23/15 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/18)
06/04/15 P Daniel Winkler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
05/19/15 2B Philip Gosselin Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/18)
04/07/15 P Josh Outman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Mike Minor Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27); out for season
04/04/15 P Shae Simmons Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/20), out for season
04/04/15 P Chris Withrow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/21)
07/07/15 P Matt Garza Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/31/15 LF Khris Davis Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers
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