Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Joel De La Cruz vs. Chase Anderson
The Atlanta Braves visit Miller Park on Wednesday to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Joel De La Cruz for the Braves and Chase Anderson for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +137 and Milwaukee at -147. The over/under was set at 9. The Braves have a 50-55-7 over/under record and a 54-58-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Brewers are 58-52-0 against the run line and have a 51-52-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Braves head into this matchup with a 42-70 record, including 24-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Joel De La Cruz has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 14 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he has given up 27 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 359 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen while being struck out 378 times and walking 182 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.57 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 962 base hits and 485 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 391 batters and struck out 852. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team, Atlanta is batting .244, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .240 average away from home. The Braves hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.35 hits per game. Freddie Freeman comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 117 hits this season along with 59 runs scored and 46 runs batted in. He's struck out 127 times and has walked 51 times. Nick Markakis is hitting .273 and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 114 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 60. He has walked 50 times and has struck out 70 times. The Braves have 935 hits, including 191 doubles and 72 home runs. They've stolen 55 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. Atlanta has walked 320 times this season and they've struck out 852 times as a unit. They've left 793 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 3.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 399 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a 30-26 home record and a 49-61 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.01, Chase Anderson has a 6-10 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 106 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 110 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.21. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 349 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.47 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 994 base knocks and 462 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 380 hitters and struck out 809. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Brewers hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.15 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .389. He has 123 hits this year along with 61 runs scored and 41 RBI. He's struck out 121 times and has walked on 57 occasions. Ryan Braun is hitting .323 and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 112 hits so far while he's scored 55 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 61 times. The Brewers as a unit have 896 base hits, including 166 doubles and 118 homers. They have 120 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 34 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out 1,057 times. They've had 761 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They score 4.08 runs per game and have totaled 449 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 50-55-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 54-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 51-52-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 58-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/09/16 P Chris Withrow Elbow 15-day DL (8/5)
08/02/16 P Julio Teheran Back 15-day DL (7/31)
08/01/16 P Matt Marksberry Shoulder 15-day DL (7/31)
07/16/16 P Arodys Vizcaino Oblique 15-day DL (7/15)
07/12/16 C Tyler Flowers Hand 15-day DL (7/10)
06/28/16 P John Gant Oblique 15-day DL (6/27)
06/20/16 LF Mallex Smith Thumb 15-day DL (6/20)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
08/09/16 P Junior Guerra Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/25/16 3B Will Middlebrooks Leg 15-day DL (7/25)
06/10/16 RF Domingo Santana Elbow 15-day DL (6/8)
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves
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