Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves MLB Tips 4/18/2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Luke Weaver vs. Touki Toussaint
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit SunTrust Park on Thursday, April 18, 2019 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Luke Weaver for the Diamondbacks and Touki Toussaint for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +141 and Atlanta at -151. The Diamondbacks have a 11-4-2 over/under record and a 10-7-0 run line mark. The Braves are 8-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 11-4-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-7-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 8-7-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 8-8-0 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
04/15/19 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 8-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luke Weaver has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.17 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.04 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen and they've struck out 53 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.59. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 151 base hits and 95 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 155. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.29.
As a team Arizona is hitting .275, good for 3rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .371 with an on-base percentage of .413. He has 26 hits this season in 70 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .586 and an OPS+ of 150. Adam Jones is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 68 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Diamondbacks have 168 hits, including 45 doubles and 27 home runs. Arizona has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 148 times as a unit. They have left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .822. They score 5.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 96 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 9-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Touki Toussaint has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.43 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 131 base knocks and 74 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 132 batters. They give up a walk 4.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.02.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .371, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .459. He has 20 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 60 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .483 with an OPS+ of 148. Dansby Swanson is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .410. He has collected 14 hits in 48 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .625. The Braves as a unit have 144 base hits, including 28 doubles and 23 homers. Atlanta has walked 82 times this year and they have struck out on 136 occasions. They have had 125 men left on base and have an OPS of .841. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 88 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -151
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