Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees 7/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. CC Sabathia
The Atlanta Braves visit Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Julio Teheran for the Braves and CC Sabathia for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +172 and New York at -182. The Braves have a 41-38-4 over/under record and a 45-38-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 45-37-0 against the run line and have a 37-43-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 41-38-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 45-38-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 37-43-2 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 45-37-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/03/18 P Peter Moylan Forearm 10-day DL (07/02)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/24/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (06/21)
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 New York Yankees Injuries
06/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (06/24)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
06/09/18 P Masahiro Tanaka Hamstring 10-day DL (06/09)
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 49-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 77 strikeouts over his 87.2 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 260 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 302 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 646 base hits and 310 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 327 batters and struck out 744. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 106 hits this season in 327 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 140. Freddie Freeman is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 322 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .537. The Braves have 762 hits, including 176 doubles and 94 home runs. Atlanta has walked 272 times so far this season and they have struck out 649 times as a unit. They have left 592 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 418 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 54-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.02, CC Sabathia has a 5-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 83.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 385 batters and walked 109 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 608 base knocks and 281 earned runs this season. They have given up 84 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 250 hitters and struck out 837 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .398. He has 83 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 298 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 160. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 84 hits in 317 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Yankees as a unit have 703 base hits, including 154 doubles and 138 homers. New York has walked 311 times this year and they have struck out on 738 occasions. They have had 567 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 420 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +172
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