Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks 9/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Clay Buchholz
The Atlanta Braves visit Chase Field on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +140 and Arizona at -150. The Braves have a 66-69-5 over/under record and a 71-69-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 75-65-0 against the run line and have a 61-73-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 66-69-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 71-69-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 61-73-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 75-65-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
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 60-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 77-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 139 strikeouts over his 153.1 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 489 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 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 3.73. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,089 base hits and 524 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 518 batters and struck out 1,233. 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 3.92.
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. Nick Markakis is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 169 hits this season in 547 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 126. Freddie Freeman is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 165 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 540 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The Braves have 1,259 hits, including 276 doubles and 158 home runs. Atlanta has walked 430 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,096 times as a unit. They have left 986 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 663 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 75-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.05, Clay Buchholz has a 7-2 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 92 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 413 batters and walked 172 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 3.52. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,099 base knocks and 494 earned runs this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 428 hitters and struck out 1,251 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 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .353. He has 147 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 496 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 124. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 156 hits in 524 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,128 base hits, including 231 doubles and 151 homers. Arizona has walked 490 times this year and they have struck out on 1,257 occasions. They have had 953 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 613 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -150
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