Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 5/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Julio Teheran
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
Miami opens at +172 while Atlanta opens at -182. The Marlins have a 21-23-0 over/under record and a 22-22-0 run line mark. The Braves are 26-17-0 against the run line and have a 20-20-3 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 21-23-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 22-22-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 20-20-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 26-17-0 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
05/18/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
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 17-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 7.56 and a WHIP of 1.80 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.42 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 184 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 384 base hits and 220 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 184 batters and struck out 377. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Miami is hitting .230, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .340 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 43 hits this season in 161 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .379 and an OPS+ of 109. Starlin Castro is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 166 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Marlins have 341 hits, including 55 doubles and 33 home runs. Miami has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 384 times as a unit. They have left 297 men on base and have a team OPS of .639. They score 3.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 150 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 26-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.49, Julio Teheran has a 4-1 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 43 strikeouts over the 49 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 163 batters and walked 89 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 339 base knocks and 150 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 185 hitters and struck out 395 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .343 with an OBP of .415. He has 59 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 172 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 160. Freddie Freeman is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .431. He has collected 51 hits in 160 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Braves as a unit have 401 base hits, including 85 doubles and 54 homers. Atlanta has walked 156 times this year and they have struck out on 335 occasions. They have had 313 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 5.23 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 +172
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