Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves MLB Picks & Predictions 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Kevin Gausman
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit SunTrust Park on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Kevin Gausman for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +138 and Atlanta at -148. The Diamondbacks have a 10-4-2 over/under record and a 9-7-0 run line mark. The Braves are 8-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-4-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 9-7-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 7-7-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 8-7-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/08/19 C Alex Avila Quad 10-day IL (04/08)
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
03/28/19 P T.J. McFarland Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/16/19 RF Nick Markakis Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
04/15/19 P Jonny Venters Calf 10-day IL (04/15)
04/14/19 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day IL (04/14)
04/07/19 C Brian McCann Hamstring 10-day IL (04/07)
03/25/19 P Darren O'Day Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Mike Foltynewicz Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 7-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 7.41 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.20 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen and they've struck out 49 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.56. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 141 base hits and 89 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 147. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 5.25.
As a team Arizona is hitting .271, good for 4th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .483 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .373 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 25 hits this season in 67 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .597 and an OPS+ of 150. Adam Jones is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .603. The Diamondbacks have 155 hits, including 42 doubles and 26 home runs. Arizona has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 141 times as a unit. They have left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .809. They score 5.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 87 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 9-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.84, Kevin Gausman has a 1-1 record and a 0.87 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 12.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 4.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 62 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 119 base knocks and 65 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 68 hitters and struck out 125 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.93.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .369, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .345 with an OBP of .478. He has 19 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 157. Dansby Swanson is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 13 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .609. The Braves as a unit have 134 base hits, including 24 doubles and 21 homers. Atlanta has walked 77 times this year and they have struck out on 128 occasions. They have had 119 men left on base and have an OPS of .830. They have scored 5.47 runs per game and totaled 82 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +138
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