San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves 6/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyson Ross vs. Brandon McCarthy
The San Diego Padres head to SunTrust Park on Thursday, June 14, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Tyson Ross for the Padres and Brandon McCarthy for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have San Diego at +119 and Atlanta at -129. The Padres have a 33-34-2 over/under mark and a 35-34-0 run line record. The Braves are 36-30-0 against the run line and have a 32-31-3 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 33-34-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 35-34-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 32-31-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 36-30-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/15/18 P Joey Lucchesi Side 10-day DL (05/15)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
05/01/18 C Austin Hedges Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 1B Wil Myers Oblique 10-day DL (04/29)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/11/18 P Kirby Yates Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/12/18 P Mike Foltynewicz Triceps left last game, is "?" next start
06/10/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14); expected to be activated and start Wednesday vs New York Mets
06/05/18 P Julio Teheran Thumb 10-day DL (06/05)
05/28/18 CF Ronald Acuna Jr. Knee 10-day DL (05/28)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
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 Padres have a 32-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyson Ross has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 78 strikeouts over his 76 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 271 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 602 base hits and 288 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 238 batters and struck out 589. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team San Diego is hitting .232, good for 25th in the league. The Padres hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 71 hits this season in 248 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 134. Jose Pirela is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 262 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .351. The Padres have 530 hits, including 106 doubles and 62 home runs. San Diego has walked 202 times so far this season and they have struck out 646 times as a unit. They have left 418 men on base and have a team OPS of .671. They score 3.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 267 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 38-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.03, Brandon McCarthy has a 5-3 record and a 1.49 WHIP this season. He has 56 strikeouts over the 68 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 245 batters and walked 118 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 511 base knocks and 241 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 264 hitters and struck out 589 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .393. He has 88 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 264 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 145. Freddie Freeman is hitting .341 this season and he has an OBP of .434. He has collected 86 hits in 252 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 177 and a slugging percentage of .579. The Braves as a unit have 605 base hits, including 133 doubles and 78 homers. Atlanta has walked 224 times this year and they have struck out on 514 occasions. They have had 469 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 330 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres +119
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