Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers 7/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs. Alex Wood
The Atlanta Braves visit Dodger Stadium on Friday, July 21, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Jaime Garcia for the Braves and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +260 and Los Angeles at -290. The Braves have a 48-42-3 over/under record and a 49-44-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 44-53-0 against the run line and have a 38-53-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 48-42-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 49-44-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 38-53-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 44-53-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
7/19/2017 Freddie Freeman 1B Illness Probable for Jul 20
7/17/2017 Micah Johnson 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/17/2017 Armando Rivero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/17/2017 Dan Winkler RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/14/2017 Jason Motte RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/14/2017 Eric O'Flaherty RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
6/28/2017 Patrick Weigel SP Elbow Out for the season
6/14/2017 Adonis Garcia 3B Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
3/8/2017 Jacob Lindgren RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/18/2017 Grant Dayton RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/18/2017 Franklin Gutierrez LF Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/18/2017 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/16/2017 Scott Kazmir SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/8/2017 Chris Hatcher RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/8/2017 Rob Segedin 1B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/5/2017 Trevor Oaks SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/4/2017 Adrian Gonzalez 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/30/2017 Adam Liberatore RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
6/27/2017 Julio Urias SP Shoulder Out for the season
6/22/2017 Andre Ethier RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/26/2017 Andrew Toles LF Knee Out for the season
2/15/2017 Yimi Garcia RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 45-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 81 strikeouts over his 106 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 281 hitters and walked 123 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 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 840 base hits and 432 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 325 batters and struck out 687. 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 4.62.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ender Inciarte is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 121 hits this season in 396 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 101. Nick Markakis is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 351 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .390. The Braves have 845 hits, including 176 doubles and 96 home runs. Atlanta has walked 260 times so far this season and they have struck out 704 times as a unit. They have left 627 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 430 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 66-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.56, Alex Wood has a 11-0 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 101 strikeouts over the 86.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 53 hits. He allows 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.90 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 357 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 3.07. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 703 base knocks and 290 earned runs this season. They have given up 93 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 247 hitters and struck out 911 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 3.37.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .355. He has 74 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 274 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .628 with an OPS+ of 152. Corey Seager is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 96 hits in 319 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Dodgers as a unit have 822 base hits, including 190 doubles and 137 homers. Los Angeles has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out on 832 occasions. They have had 678 men left on base and have an OPS of .798. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 489 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +260
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