Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 9/7/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Sean Newcomb
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Dan Straily for the Marlins and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
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Miami opens at -112 while Atlanta opens at +102. The Marlins have a 69-61-8 over/under record and a 73-65-0 run line mark. The Braves are 70-66-0 against the run line and have a 70-62-4 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 69-61-8 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 73-65-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 70-62-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 70-66-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/16/17 P Jarl?n Garcia Bicep 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 P Chris O'Grady Oblique 10-day DL (08/08)
08/07/17 1B Justin Bour Oblique 10-day DL (07/25)
08/04/17 P Edinson Volquez Knee 10-day DL (07/06)
07/29/17 P Nick Wittgren Elbow 10-day DL (07/27)
07/25/17 SS J.T. Riddle Shoulder 10-day DL (07/25)
07/18/17 3B Martin Prado Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/06/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 60-day DL (09/06)
09/02/17 P Jason Motte Oblique 10-day DL (09/01)
08/30/17 C Tyler Flowers Wrist 10-day DL (08/30)
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 Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 67-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 142 strikeouts over his 156.2 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 478 hitters and walked 216 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,191 base hits and 627 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 508 batters and struck out 1,032. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Miami is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Marlins hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 144 hits this season in 508 at bats with 112 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .652 and an OPS+ of 169. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 107 men in 526 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .546. The Marlins have 1,243 hits, including 219 doubles and 168 home runs. Miami has walked 403 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,079 times as a unit. They have left 943 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 637 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 60-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.31, Sean Newcomb has a 2-8 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 83 strikeouts over the 79.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 79 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 409 batters and walked 187 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,228 base knocks and 644 earned runs this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 495 hitters and struck out 1,038 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .363. He has 144 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 507 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 103. Ender Inciarte is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 175 hits in 575 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .403. The Braves as a unit have 1,238 base hits, including 248 doubles and 141 homers. Atlanta has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 998 occasions. They have had 929 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 621 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +102
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