Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks 9/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Zack Greinke
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Braves and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
Atlanta opens at +167 while Arizona opens at -177. The Braves have a 64-69-5 over/under record and a 70-68-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 75-64-0 against the run line and have a 60-73-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 64-69-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 70-68-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-73-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 75-64-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/05/18 1B Freddie Freeman Rest is not in the starting lineup Wednesday vs Boston Red Sox
09/04/18 SS Dansby Swanson Head left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Boston Red Sox
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 60-day DL (07/31)
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 60-day DL (07/14)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
06/22/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 60-day DL (04/18)
06/22/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 60-day DL (06/20)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
09/04/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 76-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 2.98 and a WHIP of 1.09 this year. He has 106 strikeouts over his 108.2 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 481 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,065 base hits and 510 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 511 batters and struck out 1,212. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 163 hits this season in 538 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .461 and an OPS+ of 123. Freddie Freeman is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 163 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 534 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Braves have 1,238 hits, including 273 doubles and 154 home runs. Atlanta has walked 418 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,079 times as a unit. They have left 967 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 648 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 75-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.97, Zack Greinke has a 13-9 record and a 1.05 WHIP this season. He has 176 strikeouts over the 176 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 149 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 410 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,088 base knocks and 488 earned runs this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 424 hitters and struck out 1,244 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .351. He has 144 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 491 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 123. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 153 hits in 519 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,114 base hits, including 228 doubles and 150 homers. Arizona has walked 487 times this year and they have struck out on 1,244 occasions. They have had 944 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 607 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -177
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