Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves 9/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Kevin Gausman
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to SunTrust Park on Saturday, September 1, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Pirates and Kevin Gausman for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +150 and Atlanta at -160. The Pirates have a 62-65-7 over/under mark and a 65-69-0 run line record. The Braves are 68-65-0 against the run line and have a 63-65-5 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 62-65-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 65-69-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 63-65-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 68-65-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/30/18 2B Josh Harrison Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Atlanta Braves
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/31/18 P Anibal Sanchez Hamstring is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Friday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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)
07/14/18 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 Pirates have a 65-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.45 this year. He has 126 strikeouts over his 118.1 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 488 hitters and walked 202 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,163 base hits and 542 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 423 batters and struck out 1,086. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Pirates hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 127 hits this season in 458 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .456 and an OPS+ of 112. Corey Dickerson is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 432 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Pirates have 1,152 hits, including 234 doubles and 132 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 404 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,031 times as a unit. They have left 904 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 580 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 74-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.87, Kevin Gausman has a 9-9 record and a 1.28 WHIP this season. He has 126 strikeouts over the 156 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 160 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 470 batters and walked 204 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,030 base knocks and 496 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 492 hitters and struck out 1,178 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .424 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. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .394. He has 160 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 514 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 143. Nick Markakis is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 160 hits in 520 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Braves as a unit have 1,204 base hits, including 267 doubles and 148 homers. Atlanta has walked 406 times this year and they have struck out on 1,034 occasions. They have had 930 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 633 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves -160
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