Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves 7/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to SunTrust Park on Friday, July 27, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -168 and Atlanta at +158. The Dodgers have a 43-53-7 over/under mark and a 45-58-0 run line record. The Braves are 51-47-0 against the run line and have a 50-44-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 43-53-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 45-58-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 50-44-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 51-47-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/26/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/25)
07/24/18 3B Justin Turner Groin 10-day DL (07/23)
07/09/18 RF Yasiel Puig Oblique 10-day DL (07/09)
07/07/18 P Yimi Garcia Forearm 10-day DL (07/04)
06/28/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 10-day DL (06/28)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/25/18 2B Ozzie Albies Hamstring is "?" Thursday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (07/14)
07/06/18 P Max Fried Finger 10-day DL (07/06)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 56-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 2.64 and a WHIP of 1.09 this year. He has 83 strikeouts over his 81.2 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 406 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 828 base hits and 364 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 283 batters and struck out 983. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Matt Kemp is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 100 hits this season in 317 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 140. Manny Machado is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 392 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Dodgers have 854 hits, including 187 doubles and 139 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 389 times so far this season and they have struck out 867 times as a unit. They have left 706 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 486 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 54-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.85, Mike Foltynewicz has a 7-6 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 125 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 80 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 303 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 349 batters and walked 160 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 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 3.88. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 762 base knocks and 382 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 380 hitters and struck out 868 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .384. He has 123 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 386 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 137. Freddie Freeman is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 121 hits in 381 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Braves as a unit have 898 base hits, including 208 doubles and 106 homers. Atlanta has walked 319 times this year and they have struck out on 778 occasions. They have had 704 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 481 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +158
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