Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 9/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Miami Marlins head to Turner Field on Friday, September 8, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Urena for the Marlins and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have Miami at -106 and Atlanta at -104. The Marlins have a 69-61-9 over/under mark and a 73-66-0 run line record. The Braves are 71-67-0 against the run line and have a 71-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 69-61-9 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 73-66-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 71-62-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 71-67-0 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 67-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 96 strikeouts over his 140.2 innings pitched and he's given up 124 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 494 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 479 hitters and walked 218 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,203 base hits and 635 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 512 batters and struck out 1,039. 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 4.49.
As a team Miami is hitting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Marlins hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 144 hits this season in 511 at bats with 112 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .648 and an OPS+ of 168. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 107 men in 529 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Marlins have 1,249 hits, including 219 doubles and 168 home runs. Miami has walked 406 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,084 times as a unit. They have left 952 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 638 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 61-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.75, Mike Foltynewicz has a 10-11 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 132 strikeouts over the 144 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 159 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 420 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 419 batters and walked 188 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,249 base knocks and 660 earned runs this season. They have given up 178 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 505 hitters and struck out 1,057 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .364. He has 145 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 513 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 102. Ender Inciarte is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 180 hits in 583 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .412. The Braves as a unit have 1,260 base hits, including 253 doubles and 143 homers. Atlanta has walked 393 times this year and they have struck out on 1,013 occasions. They have had 944 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 634 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins -106
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