Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves 8/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Lucas Sims
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Turner Field on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Lucas Sims for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -185 and Atlanta at +174. The Dodgers have a 44-56-6 over/under mark and a 50-56-0 run line record. The Braves are 55-48-0 against the run line and have a 55-45-3 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 44-56-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 50-56-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 55-45-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 55-48-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 10-day DL (07/28)
07/23/17 P Clayton Kershaw Back 10-day DL (07/24)
07/23/17 P Brandon McCarthy Finger 10-day DL (07/21)
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 60-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)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/29/17 LF Matt Kemp Hamstring 10-day DL (07/28)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 74-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 84 strikeouts over his 88 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.83 and they have given up 274 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 392 hitters and walked 103 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.09. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 781 base hits and 324 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 991. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.41.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 83 hits this season in 312 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .599 and an OPS+ of 143. Corey Seager is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 359 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Dodgers have 914 hits, including 208 doubles and 150 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 428 times so far this season and they have struck out 908 times as a unit. They have left 745 men on base and have a team OPS of .798. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 535 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 48-55 overall mark this year. Lucas Sims is expected to make his season debut for the Braves. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 315 batters and walked 138 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 936 base knocks and 486 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 370 hitters and struck out 778 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .344. He has 130 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 438 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 94. Nick Markakis is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 108 hits in 383 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Braves as a unit have 934 base hits, including 193 doubles and 108 homers. Atlanta has walked 291 times this year and they have struck out on 784 occasions. They have had 699 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 474 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -185
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