Tampa Bay Rays at Atlanta Braves 8/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ryne Stanek vs. Julio Teheran
The Tampa Bay Rays head to SunTrust Park on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Ryne Stanek for the Rays and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +117 and Atlanta at -127. The Rays have a 55-71-5 over/under mark and a 74-57-0 run line record. The Braves are 67-63-0 against the run line and have a 60-65-5 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 55-71-5 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 74-57-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-65-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 67-63-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/25/18 CF Mallex Smith Infection 10-day DL (08/25)
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/25/18 P Anibal Sanchez Hamstring left last game, is questionable for next scheduled 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)
07/14/18 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 Rays have a 70-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryne Stanek has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 2.53 and a WHIP of 1.03 this year. He has 65 strikeouts over his 53.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 547 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 588 hitters and walked 226 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 991 base hits and 477 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 410 batters and struck out 1,138. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Matt Duffy is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 128 hits this season in 427 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 106. Joey Wendle is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 380 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Rays have 1,133 hits, including 216 doubles and 115 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 419 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,121 times as a unit. They have left 925 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 551 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 73-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Julio Teheran has a 9-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 129 strikeouts over the 140.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 462 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,000 base knocks and 481 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 486 hitters and struck out 1,153 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
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 .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .312 with an OBP of .376. He has 158 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 507 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .477 with an OPS+ of 129. Freddie Freeman is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 157 hits in 501 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Braves as a unit have 1,172 base hits, including 264 doubles and 145 homers. Atlanta has walked 397 times this year and they have struck out on 1,013 occasions. They have had 909 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 615 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -127
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