Saturday, June 3, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Scott Feldman
The Atlanta Braves head to Great American Ball Park on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are R.A. Dickey for the Braves and Scott Feldman for the Reds.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +135 and Cincinnati at -145. The Braves have a 31-19-1 over/under mark and a 27-24-0 run line record. The Reds are 30-22-0 against the run line and have a 29-21-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 31-19-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 27-24-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 29-21-2 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 30-22-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/01/17 3B Adonis Garcia Achilles 10-day DL (05/16); expected to be activated Friday vs. Cincinnati Reds
06/01/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Back 10-day DL (05/18); expected to be activated Friday vs. Cincinnati Reds
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist 10-day DL (05/18)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
05/28/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (02/25)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/26/17 P Amir Garrett Hip 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 C Stuart Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (05/20)
04/21/17 P Tony Cingrani Oblique 10-day DL (04/19)
04/16/17 P Brandon Finnegan Shoulder 60-day DL (04/16)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Anthony DeSclafa Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 22-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 30 strikeouts over his 60 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 453 base hits and 231 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 337. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 57 hits this season in 196 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .378 and an OPS+ of 98. Brandon Phillips is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Braves have 462 hits, including 88 doubles and 50 home runs. Atlanta has walked 156 times so far this season and they have struck out 394 times as a unit. They have left 355 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 224 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 24-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Scott Feldman has a 4-4 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 61.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 58 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 202 batters and walked 93 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 436 base knocks and 253 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 210 hitters and struck out 403 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 5.09.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 8th in the league. The Reds hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .410. He has 52 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 184 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .576 with an OPS+ of 157. Zack Cozart is hitting .347 this season and he has an OBP of .431. He has collected 58 hits in 167 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .599. The Reds as a unit have 478 base hits, including 91 doubles and 73 homers. Cincinnati has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out on 416 occasions. They have had 372 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 260 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds -145
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