Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers 7/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Brandon McCarthy
The Atlanta Braves visit Dodger Stadium on Thursday, July 20, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +194 and Los Angeles at -210. The Braves have a 47-41-3 over/under record and a 49-42-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 43-52-0 against the run line and have a 38-51-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 47-41-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 49-42-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 38-51-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 43-52-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/14/17 P Jason Motte Back 10-day DL (07/14)
07/06/17 P Arodys Vizcaino Finger 10-day DL (07/03)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-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 Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/06/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 10-day DL (07/06)
07/04/17 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Foot 10-day DL (07/04)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 10-day DL (06/25)
06/24/17 P Chris Hatcher Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/13/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Back 10-day DL (06/12)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 60-day DL (04/19)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 45-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 87 strikeouts over his 98.1 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 278 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 819 base hits and 419 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 318 batters and struck out 674. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ender Inciarte is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 119 hits this season in 388 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 100. Nick Markakis is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 346 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The Braves have 832 hits, including 174 doubles and 93 home runs. Atlanta has walked 256 times so far this season and they have struck out 687 times as a unit. They have left 613 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 427 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 64-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Brandon McCarthy has a 6-3 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 82.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 73 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 248 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 355 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.12. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 689 base knocks and 289 earned runs this season. They have given up 92 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 245 hitters and struck out 899 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.39.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 15th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .348. He has 72 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 269 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .632 with an OPS+ of 151. Corey Seager is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 92 hits in 311 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Dodgers as a unit have 800 base hits, including 184 doubles and 133 homers. Los Angeles has walked 387 times this year and they have struck out on 816 occasions. They have had 660 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 479 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +194
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