Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Jharel Cotton
The Atlanta Braves visit O.co Coliseum on Saturday, July 1, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are R.A. Dickey for the Braves and Jharel Cotton for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +143 and Oakland at -153. The Braves have a 41-34-3 over/under record and a 40-38-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 40-39-0 against the run line and have a 44-33-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 41-34-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 40-38-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 44-33-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 40-39-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/19/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (02/25)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
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 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist 10-day DL (05/18)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
06/29/17 1B Yonder Alonso Knee "?" Friday vs. Atlanta Braves
06/29/17 P Jharel Cotton Thumb "?" next start
06/25/17 2B Chad Pinder Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/23/17 P Matt Chapman Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 10-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 37-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.63 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 58 strikeouts over his 91.1 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 234 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 698 base hits and 358 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 262 batters and struck out 557. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Ender Inciarte is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 102 hits this season in 331 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 100. Nick Markakis is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 297 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Braves have 717 hits, including 136 doubles and 79 home runs. Atlanta has walked 223 times so far this season and they have struck out 584 times as a unit. They have left 538 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 359 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 35-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.02, Jharel Cotton has a 5-7 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 71.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 69 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 265 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 256 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 695 base knocks and 374 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 250 hitters and struck out 622 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 26th in the league. The Athletics hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .359. He has 81 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 282 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 130. Yonder Alonso is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 63 hits in 223 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .570. The Athletics as a unit have 643 base hits, including 149 doubles and 113 homers. Oakland has walked 258 times this year and they have struck out on 750 occasions. They have had 517 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 346 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +143
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