Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Charlie Morton
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Braves and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
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Atlanta opens at +168 while Houston opens at -178. The Braves have a 18-11-0 over/under record and a 15-14-0 run line mark. The Astros are 18-14-0 against the run line and have a 17-14-1 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 18-11-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 15-14-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 17-14-1 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 18-14-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/07/17 2B Brandon Phillips Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 11-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 6.27 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 23 strikeouts over his 33 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 88 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 265 base hits and 140 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 202. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .349 with an on-base percentage of .469. He has 37 hits this season in 106 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .755 and an OPS+ of 215. Brandon Phillips is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 94 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Braves have 263 hits, including 46 doubles and 31 home runs. Atlanta has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 223 times as a unit. They have left 198 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 130 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 21-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Charlie Morton has a 3-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 35 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.11 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 129 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 248 base knocks and 115 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 99 hitters and struck out 309 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .377. He has 35 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 115 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 145. George Springer is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 28 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Astros as a unit have 300 base hits, including 51 doubles and 42 homers. Houston has walked 104 times this year and they have struck out on 225 occasions. They have had 218 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 153 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +168
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