Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 8/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Kevin Gausman
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Urena for the Marlins and Kevin Gausman for the Braves.
Miami opens at +214 while Atlanta opens at -232. The Marlins have a 60-56-5 over/under record and a 60-61-0 run line mark. The Braves are 61-56-0 against the run line and have a 58-54-5 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 60-56-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 60-61-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 58-54-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 61-56-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/13/18 3B Martin Prado Quad 10-day DL (08/14)
08/13/18 SS Miguel Rojas Ankle injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Atlanta Braves
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 Tuesday vs Miami Marlins
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 48-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 3-12 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 104 strikeouts over his 129 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 423 hitters and walked 222 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 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 4.8. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,054 base hits and 581 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 468 batters and struck out 961. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Miami is hitting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .358 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 129 hits this season in 462 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 116. Starlin Castro is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 462 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Marlins have 994 hits, including 166 doubles and 95 home runs. Miami has walked 343 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,020 times as a unit. They have left 853 men on base and have a team OPS of .663. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 444 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 66-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.27, Kevin Gausman has a 6-9 record and a 1.35 WHIP this season. He has 114 strikeouts over the 137 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 366 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 418 batters and walked 190 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 912 base knocks and 446 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 448 hitters and struck out 1,034 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 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, 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 .325 with an OBP of .388. He has 149 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 458 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .507 with an OPS+ of 143. Freddie Freeman is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 145 hits in 455 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Braves as a unit have 1,065 base hits, including 244 doubles and 132 homers. Atlanta has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 917 occasions. They have had 815 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.85 runs per game and totaled 568 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +214
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