Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Pablo Lopez
The Atlanta Braves head to Marlins Park on Sunday, August 26, 2018 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman for the Braves and Pablo Lopez for the Marlins.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at -190 and Miami at +178. The Braves have a 60-63-5 over/under mark and a 66-62-0 run line record. The Marlins are 65-65-0 against the run line and have a 65-60-5 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-63-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 66-62-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 65-60-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 65-65-0 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
08/24/18 P Jarlin Garcia Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
08/24/18 P Elieser Hernandez Blister 10-day DL (08/24)
08/13/18 3B Martin Prado Quad 10-day DL (08/14)
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 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
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 72-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 121 strikeouts over his 151 innings pitched and he's given up 159 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 455 hitters and walked 202 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 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 3.73. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 992 base hits and 478 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 482 batters and struck out 1,139. They have walked 3.8 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 3.96.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 156 hits this season in 493 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 149. Nick Markakis is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 500 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .480. The Braves have 1,154 hits, including 261 doubles and 144 home runs. Atlanta has walked 389 times so far this season and they have struck out 993 times as a unit. They have left 887 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 610 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 52-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.42, Pablo Lopez has a 2-3 record and a 1.19 WHIP this season. He has 42 strikeouts over the 53 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 50 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 507 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 449 batters and walked 231 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 4.76. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,134 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 488 hitters and struck out 1,018 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 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 4.52.
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 .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .337. He has 141 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 495 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 109. Brian Anderson is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 138 hits in 498 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .398. The Marlins as a unit have 1,075 base hits, including 180 doubles and 106 homers. Miami has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 1,109 occasions. They have had 926 men left on base and have an OPS of .667. They have scored 3.72 runs per game and totaled 484 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +178
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