Saturday, June 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Atlanta Braves head to Dodger Stadium on Saturday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Atlanta at +335 and Los Angeles at -380. The over/under is 6. The Braves have a 24-23-6 over/under mark and a 22-31-0 run line record, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Dodgers are 24-29-0 against the run line and have a 23-27-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Braves head into this game with a 16-37 record, and they are 10-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 2-2 record with an ERA of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 28 strikeouts during his 33.1 innings pitched and he has given up 34 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have allowed 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the pen while they've been struck out 193 times and walked 86 times this year. As a unit, Atlanta has given up 8.63 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.30. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 462 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 183 batters and struck out 413. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, Atlanta is hitting .226, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .231 average on the road. The Braves have a .314 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .294 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.62 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this game hitting .242 and his on-base percentage is at .344. He has 46 hits this season along with 18 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 36 times and has walked 29 times. Freddie Freeman is hitting .251 and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 50 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 16. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 58 times. The Braves have 404 hits, including 77 doubles and 22 home runs. They've stolen 22 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Atlanta has walked 157 times this season and they've struck out 422 times as a unit. They've left 370 men on base and have a team OPS of .607. They score 3.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 166 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 13-12 home mark and a 28-27 overall record. With an ERA of 1.56, Clayton Kershaw has a 7-1 record and a 0.65 WHIP. He has 105 strikeouts over the 86.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 51 hits. He has allowed 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 166 times and walking 58 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.52 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 386 base knocks and 189 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 505. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .244 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.58 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .294 and he has an OBP of .371. He has 55 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .274 and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 59 hits so far while he's scored 33 runs and drove in 28. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 41 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 442 base hits, including 80 doubles and 53 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out 431 times. They've had 372 men left on base and have an OPS of .680. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 232 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 24-23-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 22-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 23-27-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 24-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/02/16 3B Gordon Beckham Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/29/16 SS Erick Aybar Foot 15-day DL (5/28)
05/27/16 2B Hector Olivera Suspension 82 game suspension, eligible to return (8/1)
05/11/16 P Jim Johnson Groin 15-day DL (5/9)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKiraha Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodrigue Elbow out for season
04/04/16 P Shae Simmons Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/02/16 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 15-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 15-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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