Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 5/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Sean Newcomb
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on Friday, May 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Dan Straily for the Marlins and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
Miami opens at +173 while Atlanta opens at -183. The Marlins have a 21-21-0 over/under record and a 21-21-0 run line mark. The Braves are 26-16-0 against the run line and have a 20-19-3 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 21-21-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 21-21-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 20-19-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 26-16-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/22/18 P Odrisamer Despaigne Forearm 10-day DL (04/20)
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/04/18 SS Dansby Swanson Wrist 10-day DL (05/04)
04/18/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg 10-day DL (04/18)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
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 Marlins have a 16-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.54 and a WHIP of 1.77 this year. He has 8 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.52 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 181 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 370 base hits and 213 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 174 batters and struck out 364. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Miami is hitting .232, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 42 hits this season in 153 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .392 and an OPS+ of 115. Starlin Castro is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .388. The Marlins have 331 hits, including 53 doubles and 33 home runs. Miami has walked 125 times so far this season and they have struck out 366 times as a unit. They have left 290 men on base and have a team OPS of .647. They score 3.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 26-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.51, Sean Newcomb has a 4-1 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 54 strikeouts over the 46.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 161 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 333 base knocks and 148 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 182 hitters and struck out 388 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .408. He has 56 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 168 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 155. Freddie Freeman is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .435. He has collected 51 hits in 157 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 175 and a slugging percentage of .567. The Braves as a unit have 397 base hits, including 84 doubles and 54 homers. Atlanta has walked 153 times this year and they have struck out on 329 occasions. They have had 308 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.36 runs per game and totaled 225 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +173
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