San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 5/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Suarez vs. Mike Soroka
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Suarez for the Giants and Mike Soroka for the Braves.
San Francisco opens at +132 while Atlanta opens at -142. The Giants have a 16-16-0 over/under record and a 20-12-0 run line mark. The Braves are 19-12-0 against the run line and have a 15-13-3 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 16-16-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 20-12-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 15-13-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 19-12-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/01/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/28/18 RF Mac Williamson Concussion 7-day DL (04/28)
04/28/18 2B Joe Panik Thumb 10-day DL (04/28)
04/27/18 P Josh Osich Wrist 10-day DL (04/27)
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/04/18 SS Dansby Swanson Wrist 10-day DL (05/04)
04/18/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg 10-day DL (04/18)
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 Giants have a 17-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Suarez has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 0.73 this year. He has 12 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 104 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 256 base hits and 123 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 245. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .246, good for 13th in the league. The Giants hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Joe Panik is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 24 hits this season in 90 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 96. Buster Posey is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 96 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Giants have 269 hits, including 46 doubles and 33 home runs. San Francisco has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 292 times as a unit. They have left 227 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 3.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 126 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 19-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Mike Soroka has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP this season. He has 5 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 123 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 237 base knocks and 112 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 293 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 1st in the league. The Braves hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .424. He has 41 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 123 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .545 with an OPS+ of 167. Freddie Freeman is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .431. He has collected 38 hits in 119 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .563. The Braves as a unit have 308 base hits, including 74 doubles and 39 homers. Atlanta has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 250 occasions. They have had 231 men left on base and have an OPS of .799. They have scored 5.68 runs per game and totaled 176 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +132
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