Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins 8/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Newcomb vs. Dan Straily
The Atlanta Braves head to Marlins Park on Thursday, August 23, 2018 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are Sean Newcomb for the Braves and Dan Straily for the Marlins.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at -172 and Miami at +162. The Braves have a 60-60-5 over/under mark and a 65-60-0 run line record. The Marlins are 63-64-0 against the run line and have a 64-58-5 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-60-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 65-60-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 64-58-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 63-64-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
08/08/18 P Shane Carle Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 10-day DL (07/31)
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-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 Miami Marlins Injuries
08/21/18 SS Miguel Rojas Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs New York Yankees
08/13/18 3B Martin Prado Quad 10-day DL (08/14)
08/10/18 P Kyle Barraclough Back 10-day DL (08/10)
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 70-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Newcomb has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 123 strikeouts over his 135 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 445 hitters and walked 198 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 981 base hits and 476 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 472 batters and struck out 1,108. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 154 hits this season in 489 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .485 and an OPS+ of 133. Freddie Freeman is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 483 at bats. His OPS+ is 153 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The Braves have 1,136 hits, including 257 doubles and 140 home runs. Atlanta has walked 378 times so far this season and they have struck out 973 times as a unit. They have left 867 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 603 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 50-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Dan Straily has a 4-6 record and a 1.41 WHIP this season. He has 87 strikeouts over the 103.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 96 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 494 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 441 batters and walked 227 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,112 base knocks and 611 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 478 hitters and struck out 995 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Marlins hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .355. He has 135 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 489 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 113. Starlin Castro is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 139 hits in 487 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Marlins as a unit have 1,053 base hits, including 176 doubles and 104 homers. Miami has walked 364 times this year and they have struck out on 1,077 occasions. They have had 900 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.73 runs per game and totaled 474 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves -172
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