Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins 8/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Wei-Yin Chen
The Atlanta Braves head to Marlins Park on Saturday, August 25, 2018 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Braves and Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at -155 and Miami at +145. The Braves have a 60-62-5 over/under mark and a 66-61-0 run line record. The Marlins are 64-65-0 against the run line and have a 65-59-5 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-62-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 66-61-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 65-59-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 64-65-0 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
08/13/18 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 72-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.09 this year. He has 98 strikeouts over his 97.2 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 400 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 452 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 989 base hits and 477 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 477 batters and struck out 1,128. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
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 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 156 hits this season in 497 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .483 and an OPS+ of 132. Freddie Freeman is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 489 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Braves have 1,151 hits, including 259 doubles and 144 home runs. Atlanta has walked 387 times so far this season and they have struck out 987 times as a unit. They have left 883 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 610 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 51-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.20, Wei-Yin Chen has a 4-9 record and a 1.38 WHIP this season. He has 75 strikeouts over the 100.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 507 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 447 batters and walked 230 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 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 4.79. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,131 base knocks and 619 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 486 hitters and struck out 1,012 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 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 23rd in the league. The Marlins hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .358. He has 137 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 495 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 114. Starlin Castro is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 141 hits in 494 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .403. The Marlins as a unit have 1,072 base hits, including 179 doubles and 106 homers. Miami has walked 371 times this year and they have struck out on 1,098 occasions. They have had 918 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.74 runs per game and totaled 483 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +145
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