Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs. Jesse Chavez
The Atlanta Braves head to Angel Stadium on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The expected starting pitchers are Jaime Garcia for the Braves and Jesse Chavez for the Angels.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +113 and Los Angeles at -123. The Braves have a 30-18-1 over/under mark and a 26-23-0 run line record. The Angels are 29-23-0 against the run line and have a 24-27-1 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 30-18-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 26-23-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-27-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 29-23-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/29/17 2B Brandon Phillips Knee is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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 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
05/29/17 P Alex Meyer Back is upgraded to expected to start Sunday vs. Minnesota
05/29/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb 10-day DL (05/29)
05/28/17 P Cam Bedrosian Groin 10-day DL (04/22)
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 60-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 22-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 38 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 61 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 4.65. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 436 base hits and 226 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 169 batters and struck out 326. 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 4.82.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 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 103. Nick Markakis is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .384. The Braves have 448 hits, including 88 doubles and 47 home runs. Atlanta has walked 154 times so far this season and they have struck out 383 times as a unit. They have left 347 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 220 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 26-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.09, Jesse Chavez has a 4-6 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 59 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 200 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 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 435 base knocks and 218 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 162 hitters and struck out 467 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 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th 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 99. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 56 hits in 200 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Angels as a unit have 430 base hits, including 78 doubles and 58 homers. Los Angeles has walked 186 times this year and they have struck out on 412 occasions. They have had 373 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 216 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +113
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