Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Parker Bridwell
The Atlanta Braves visit Angel Stadium on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Braves and Parker Bridwell for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at -110 and Los Angeles at +100. The Braves have a 29-18-1 over/under record and a 25-23-0 run line mark. The Angels are 28-23-0 against the run line and have a 24-26-1 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 29-18-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 25-23-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-26-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 28-23-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/28/17 3B Adonis Garcia Achilles 10-day DL (05/16)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 2B Brandon Phillips Knee injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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 P Eric O'Flaherty Back 10-day DL (05/18)
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 Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/28/17 DH Albert Pujols Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/28/17 P Cam Bedrosian Groin 10-day DL (04/22)
05/28/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb left last game, "?" Monday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/24/17 P Alex Meyer Back 10-day DL (05/21)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
05/14/17 3B Yunel Escobar Hamstring 10-day DL (05/15)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 10-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Side 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 21-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 6.96 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 34 strikeouts over his 53 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He allows 11.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 138 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 429 base hits and 223 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 167 batters and struck out 319. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Brandon Phillips is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 47 hits this season in 156 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 102. Nick Markakis is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Braves have 441 hits, including 85 doubles and 47 home runs. Atlanta has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 372 times as a unit. They have left 344 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 214 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 26-27 overall mark this year. Parker Bridwell will be making his season debut for the Angels. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 191 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 428 base knocks and 216 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 160 hitters and struck out 456 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .318. He has 42 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 158 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .405 with an OPS+ of 100. Mike Trout is hitting .337 this season and he has an OBP of .461. He has collected 55 hits in 163 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 228 and a slugging percentage of .742. The Angels as a unit have 423 base hits, including 78 doubles and 55 homers. Los Angeles has walked 184 times this year and they have struck out on 405 occasions. They have had 367 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 4.02 runs per game and totaled 213 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -110
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