Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Richards vs. Anibal Sanchez
The Miami Marlins head to SunTrust Park on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Richards for the Marlins and Anibal Sanchez for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +170 and Atlanta at -180. The Marlins have a 59-55-5 over/under mark and a 60-59-0 run line record. The Braves are 59-56-0 against the run line and have a 57-53-5 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 59-55-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 60-59-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 57-53-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 59-56-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/10/18 P Kyle Barraclough Back 10-day DL (08/10)
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/04/18 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
08/09/18 P Anibal Sanchez Calf left last game, is expected to make next start
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
08/08/18 P Shane Carle Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 10-day DL (07/31)
07/31/18 P Sam Freeman Shoulder 10-day DL (07/29)
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (07/14)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
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 48-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Richards has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 3.98 and a WHIP of 1.37 this year. He has 85 strikeouts over his 86 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 459 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 419 hitters and walked 219 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,030 base hits and 568 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 463 batters and struck out 949. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Miami is hitting .241, good for 22nd in the league. The Marlins hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 129 hits this season in 458 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .410 and an OPS+ of 118. Starlin Castro is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 459 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Marlins have 986 hits, including 163 doubles and 95 home runs. Miami has walked 333 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,004 times as a unit. They have left 841 men on base and have a team OPS of .666. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 442 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 64-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.83, Anibal Sanchez has a 6-3 record and a 1.05 WHIP this season. He has 84 strikeouts over the 86 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 413 batters and walked 185 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 904 base knocks and 444 earned runs this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 438 hitters and struck out 1,018 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 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 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .390. He has 147 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 450 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 145. Freddie Freeman is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 143 hits in 447 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Braves as a unit have 1,041 base hits, including 238 doubles and 129 homers. Atlanta has walked 353 times this year and they have struck out on 905 occasions. They have had 802 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 553 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -180
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