Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves 8/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Sean Newcomb
The Milwaukee Brewers head to SunTrust Park on Sunday, August 12, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Milwaukee at +117 and Atlanta at -127. The Brewers have a 57-59-3 over/under mark and a 63-56-0 run line record. The Braves are 59-54-0 against the run line and have a 56-52-5 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 57-59-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 63-56-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 56-52-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 59-54-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/10/18 P Joakim Soria Thigh 10-day DL (08/10)
08/08/18 P Matt Albers Hamstring 10-day DL (08/07)
08/05/18 P Taylor Williams Elbow 10-day DL (08/03)
08/01/18 SS Brad Miller None has been released
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/09/18 P Anibal Sanchez Calf left last game, is expexted 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 Brewers have a 66-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.18 this year. He has 100 strikeouts over his 125.1 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 487 hitters and walked 182 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 929 base hits and 461 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 430 batters and struck out 1,033. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 17th in the league. The Brewers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 111 hits this season in 376 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 113. Christian Yelich is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 405 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Brewers have 995 hits, including 182 doubles and 151 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 374 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,081 times as a unit. They have left 787 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 522 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 63-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Sean Newcomb has a 10-5 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 116 strikeouts over the 125.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 92 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 403 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 878 base knocks and 434 earned runs this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 431 hitters and struck out 1,000 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .390. He has 144 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 442 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .505 with an OPS+ of 140. Freddie Freeman is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 140 hits in 440 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Braves as a unit have 1,025 base hits, including 234 doubles and 125 homers. Atlanta has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out on 896 occasions. They have had 794 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 543 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -127
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