Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks 9/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Patrick Corbin
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, September 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman for the Braves and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks.
Atlanta opens at +139 while Arizona opens at -149. The Braves have a 65-69-5 over/under record and a 70-69-0 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 65-69-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 70-69-0 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 SS Dansby Swanson Head is questionable Thursday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 76-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 130 strikeouts over his 162 innings pitched and he's given up 165 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 484 hitters and walked 215 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,076 base hits and 518 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 515 batters and struck out 1,220. 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 .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 164 hits this season in 535 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 141. Nick Markakis is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 165 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 542 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Braves have 1,248 hits, including 274 doubles and 156 home runs. Atlanta has walked 426 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,089 times as a unit. They have left 976 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 656 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 75-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.06, Patrick Corbin has a 10-5 record and a 1.01 WHIP this season. He has 214 strikeouts over the 173.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 135 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.36. 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 23rd 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 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .396. He has 153 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 519 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .545 with an OPS+ of 142. David Peralta is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 144 hits in 491 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .521. 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 -149
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