Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Anibal Sanchez
The Miami Marlins head to SunTrust Park on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Dan Straily for the Marlins and Anibal Sanchez for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +165 and Atlanta at -175. The Marlins have a 56-49-2 over/under mark and a 57-50-0 run line record. The Braves are 52-50-0 against the run line and have a 51-47-4 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 56-49-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 57-50-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 51-47-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 52-50-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/10/18 P Drew Rucinski Groin 10-day DL (07/10)
07/06/18 P Tayron Guerrero Back 10-day DL (07/04)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (07/14)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/22/18 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 Marlins have a 46-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.07 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 69 strikeouts over his 84 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 382 hitters and walked 204 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 925 base hits and 513 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 423 batters and struck out 855. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team Miami is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Marlins hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 117 hits this season in 410 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 121. Starlin Castro is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 414 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Marlins have 901 hits, including 151 doubles and 86 home runs. Miami has walked 314 times so far this season and they have struck out 923 times as a unit. They have left 771 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 410 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 55-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Anibal Sanchez has a 5-3 record and a 1.09 WHIP this season. He has 74 strikeouts over the 78 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 361 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 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 3.89. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 789 base knocks and 399 earned runs this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out 907 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 .258, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .386. He has 128 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 400 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .488 with an OPS+ of 140. Freddie Freeman is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 124 hits in 396 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Braves as a unit have 922 base hits, including 214 doubles and 109 homers. Atlanta has walked 326 times this year and they have struck out on 815 occasions. They have had 728 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 489 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -175
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