Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves 7/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Max Fried
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to SunTrust Park on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Max Fried for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -125 and Atlanta at +115. The Dodgers have a 44-53-7 over/under mark and a 46-58-0 run line record. The Braves are 51-48-0 against the run line and have a 51-44-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 44-53-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 46-58-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 51-44-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 51-48-0 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
07/14/18 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 57-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.87 and a WHIP of 1.18 this year. He has 98 strikeouts over his 111.2 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 342 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 408 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 3.51. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 835 base hits and 366 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 284 batters and struck out 993. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .246, good for 17th 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 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Matt Kemp is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 100 hits this season in 320 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 138. Manny Machado is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 396 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .566. The Dodgers have 866 hits, including 188 doubles and 140 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 393 times so far this season and they have struck out 873 times as a unit. They have left 714 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 494 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 54-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.92, Max Fried has a 1-3 record and a 1.45 WHIP this season. He has 25 strikeouts over the 20.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 351 batters and walked 162 opposing hitters. 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 3.91. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 774 base knocks and 389 earned runs this season. They have given up 106 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 384 hitters and struck out 874 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 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .383. He has 123 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 389 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 136. Freddie Freeman is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .404. He has collected 123 hits in 385 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Braves as a unit have 905 base hits, including 209 doubles and 107 homers. Atlanta has walked 320 times this year and they have struck out on 788 occasions. They have had 711 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 483 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +115
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