Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Dan Straily
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are R.A. Dickey for the Braves and Dan Straily for the Marlins.
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Atlanta opens at +138 while Miami opens at -148. The Braves have a 20-12-0 over/under record and a 16-16-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 14-20-0 against the run line and have a 20-12-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 20-12-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 16-16-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 20-12-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 14-20-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
5/12/2017 Chaz Roe RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/10/2017 Joel De La Cruz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/10/2017 A.J. Minter RP Groin Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/10/2017 Dustin Peterson LF Hand Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/8/2017 Micah Johnson 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
5/6/2017 Jake Brigham RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 27
5/4/2017 Dan Winkler RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/1/2017 Matt Marksberry RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/1/2017 Kris Medlen SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 15
5/1/2017 Armando Rivero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 15
4/2/2017 Sean Rodriguez 1B Shoulder Out for the season
3/8/2017 Jacob Lindgren RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
5/12/2017 Wei-Yin Chen SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/12/2017 JT Riddle SS Finger Probable for May 13
5/10/2017 Austin Dean LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/10/2017 Adeiny Hechavarria SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/9/2017 Miguel Rojas 3B Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
5/8/2017 Martin Prado 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
5/5/2017 Jeff Locke RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 30
5/3/2017 Edinson Volquez SP Thumb Expected to be out until at least May 13
5/1/2017 Tyler Kolek SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
4/11/2017 Isael Soto CF Foot Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 12-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 21 strikeouts over his 35.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 94 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 292 base hits and 156 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 219. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Braves hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .336 with an on-base percentage of .462. He has 39 hits this season in 116 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .741 and an OPS+ of 211. Brandon Phillips is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 106 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Braves have 285 hits, including 48 doubles and 34 home runs. Atlanta has walked 102 times so far this season and they have struck out 251 times as a unit. They have left 218 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 143 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 13-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Dan Straily has a 1-3 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 117 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 276 base knocks and 152 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 266 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Marlins hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .345. He has 35 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 131 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 138. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 40 hits in 129 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .605. The Marlins as a unit have 316 base hits, including 39 doubles and 42 homers. Miami has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 269 occasions. They have had 239 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 153 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +138
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