Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers 6/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon McCarthy vs. Walker Buehler
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, June 8, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Brandon McCarthy for the Braves and Walker Buehler for the Dodgers.
Atlanta opens at +174 while Los Angeles opens at -185. The Braves have a 28-31-3 over/under record and a 34-28-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 30-33-0 against the run line and have a 27-33-3 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 28-31-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 34-28-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 27-33-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 30-33-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/05/18 P Julio Teheran Thumb 10-day DL (06/05)
05/28/18 CF Ronald Acuna Jr. Knee 10-day DL (05/28)
05/18/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
06/01/18 P Clayton Kershaw Back 10-day DL (06/01)
05/31/18 2B Chase Utley Thumb 10-day DL (05/30)
05/29/18 P Kenta Maeda Hip 10-day DL (05/30)
05/21/18 P Rich Hill Blister 10-day DL (05/20)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 36-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 4.83 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. He has 52 strikeouts over his 63.1 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 111 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 3.57. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 484 base hits and 223 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 252 batters and struck out 552. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .432. He has 80 hits this season in 237 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .561 and an OPS+ of 172. Nick Markakis is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 81 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 247 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Braves have 568 hits, including 124 doubles and 73 home runs. Atlanta has walked 218 times so far this season and they have struck out 487 times as a unit. They have left 448 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 312 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 30-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.74, Walker Buehler has a 3-1 record and a 1.02 WHIP this season. He has 50 strikeouts over the 46 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 245 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 504 base knocks and 229 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 594 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 20th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Chris Taylor comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .342. He has 59 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 234 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 120. Matt Kemp is hitting .353 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 66 hits in 187 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .599. The Dodgers as a unit have 501 base hits, including 112 doubles and 70 homers. Los Angeles has walked 226 times this year and they have struck out on 515 occasions. They have had 421 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 287 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +174
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