Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers 7/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Newcomb vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Atlanta Braves head to Dodger Stadium on Sunday, July 23, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Sean Newcomb for the Braves and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
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The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +330 and Los Angeles at -375. The Braves have a 50-42-3 over/under mark and a 51-44-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 44-54-0 against the run line and have a 39-53-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 50-42-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 51-44-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 39-53-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 44-54-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/22/17 2B Brandon Phillips Hamstring missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
07/14/17 P Jason Motte Back 10-day DL (07/14)
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
07/04/17 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 47-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Newcomb has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 35 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 125 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 847 base hits and 435 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 328 batters and struck out 694. 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 4.61.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .413 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. Nick Markakis is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 98 hits this season in 353 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .388 and an OPS+ of 96. Ender Inciarte is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 401 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The Braves have 856 hits, including 177 doubles and 97 home runs. Atlanta has walked 262 times so far this season and they have struck out 713 times as a unit. They have left 632 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 436 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 66-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.07, Clayton Kershaw has a 15-2 record and a 0.89 WHIP. He has 166 strikeouts over the 139.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 101 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.90 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 364 batters and walked 94 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.1. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 714 base knocks and 296 earned runs this season. They have given up 94 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 249 hitters and struck out 920 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 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 .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .396. He has 97 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 323 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 139. Cody Bellinger is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 75 hits in 278 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .622. The Dodgers as a unit have 829 base hits, including 194 doubles and 138 homers. Los Angeles has walked 401 times this year and they have struck out on 839 occasions. They have had 685 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 492 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +330
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