Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Jarlin Garcia
The Atlanta Braves head to Marlins Park on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Soroka for the Braves and Jarlin Garcia for the Marlins.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at -125 and Miami at +115. The Braves have a 17-16-3 over/under mark and a 22-14-0 run line record. The Marlins are 17-20-0 against the run line and have a 18-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 17-16-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 22-14-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 18-19-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 17-20-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/04/18 SS Dansby Swanson Wrist 10-day DL (05/04)
04/18/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg 10-day DL (04/18)
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 Miami Marlins Injuries
04/22/18 P Odrisamer Despaigne Forearm 10-day DL (04/20)
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 22-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.60 this year. He has 8 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 144 hitters and walked 85 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 283 base hits and 130 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 162 batters and struck out 336. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .271, good for 1st in the league. The Braves hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .418. He has 49 hits this season in 144 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 167. Freddie Freeman is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 138 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The Braves have 351 hits, including 79 doubles and 43 home runs. Atlanta has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 285 times as a unit. They have left 266 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 5.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 196 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 13-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.68, Jarlin Garcia has a 1-1 record and a 0.97 WHIP this season. He has 26 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.48 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 165 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.13. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 330 base knocks and 191 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 329 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 30th in the league. The Marlins hold a .329 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .361. He has 35 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 134 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .381 with an OPS+ of 114. Starlin Castro is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 40 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .360. The Marlins as a unit have 280 base hits, including 42 doubles and 28 homers. Miami has walked 111 times this year and they have struck out on 327 occasions. They have had 254 men left on base and have an OPS of .623. They have scored 3.35 runs per game and totaled 124 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +115
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