Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Trevor Williams
The Atlanta Braves visit PNC Park on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +107 and Pittsburgh at -117. The Braves have a 60-59-5 over/under record and a 64-60-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 61-65-0 against the run line and have a 59-60-7 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-59-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 64-60-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 59-60-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 61-65-0 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 Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/20/18 P Chris Archer Ankle left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
08/17/18 SS Jordy Mercer Calf 10-day DL (08/15)
08/08/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Abdominal 10-day DL (08/06)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 69-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 124 strikeouts over his 133.2 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 443 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 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 976 base hits and 475 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 470 batters and struck out 1,101. 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 .262, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .322 with an on-base percentage of .404. He has 154 hits this season in 479 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 153. Nick Markakis is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 485 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Braves have 1,128 hits, including 256 doubles and 138 home runs. Atlanta has walked 375 times so far this season and they have struck out 967 times as a unit. They have left 861 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 597 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 63-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Trevor Williams has a 10-9 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 130 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 116 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 452 batters and walked 189 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,103 base knocks and 509 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 400 hitters and struck out 1,009 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .319. He has 117 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 426 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 111. Josh Harrison is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .298. He has collected 79 hits in 307 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .365. The Pirates as a unit have 1,083 base hits, including 217 doubles and 128 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out on 963 occasions. They have had 841 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 555 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -117
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