Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Johnny Cueto
The Atlanta Braves visit AT&T Park on Sunday, May 28, 2017 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are R.A. Dickey for the Braves and Johnny Cueto for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +111 and San Francisco at -121. The Braves have a 28-18-0 over/under record and a 25-21-0 run line mark. The Giants are 21-29-0 against the run line and have a 22-25-3 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 28-18-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 25-21-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 22-25-3 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 21-29-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/21/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Back 10-day DL (5/20)
05/20/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (5/20)
05/18/17 3B Adonis Garcia Achilles 10-day DL (5/16)
05/18/17 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist 10-day DL (5/18)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/27/17 P Johnny Cueto Blister is upgraded to expected to start Sunday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/15/17 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 10-day DL (5/13)
05/12/17 3B Conor Gillaspie Back 10-day DL (5/11)
04/26/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (4/15)
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Shoulder 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 21-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 28 strikeouts over his 54 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 414 base hits and 211 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 310. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Brandon Phillips is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 46 hits this season in 150 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 107. Nick Markakis is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 179 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Braves have 426 hits, including 81 doubles and 47 home runs. Atlanta has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 356 times as a unit. They have left 329 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 210 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 20-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Johnny Cueto has a 4-4 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 64 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 62 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 452 base knocks and 217 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 398 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 29th in the league. The Giants hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .300. He has 35 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 131 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 94. Buster Posey is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .430. He has collected 48 hits in 142 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Giants as a unit have 388 base hits, including 78 doubles and 40 homers. San Francisco has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 375 occasions. They have had 331 men left on base and have an OPS of .636. They have scored 3.32 runs per game and totaled 166 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +111
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