Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/9/2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Luke Weaver
The Atlanta Braves visit Chase Field on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Mike Soroka for the Braves and Luke Weaver for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at -115 and Arizona at +105. The Braves have a 19-15-2 over/under record and a 17-19-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 23-13-0 against the run line and have a 20-14-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 19-15-2 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 17-19-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 20-14-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 23-13-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/07/19 P Max Fried Hand left last game, is questionable for next scheduled start
04/30/19 P Chad Sobotka Abdominal 10-day IL (04/29)
04/29/19 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 60-day IL (04/28); is out for season
04/28/19 P Jesse Biddle Thigh 10-day IL (04/27)
04/15/19 P Jonny Venters Calf 10-day IL (04/15)
03/25/19 P Darren O'Day Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
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)
03/27/19 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 18-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 1.14 and a WHIP of 1.01 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 23.2 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 295 base hits and 156 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 323. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 43 hits this season in 154 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 112. Freddie Freeman is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Braves have 317 hits, including 62 doubles and 47 home runs. Atlanta has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 300 times as a unit. They have left 270 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 177 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 20-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.29, Luke Weaver has a 3-1 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 308 base knocks and 164 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 127 hitters and struck out 314 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .345. He has 36 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 131 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .489 with an OPS+ of 114. David Peralta is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 44 hits in 145 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 335 base hits, including 87 doubles and 54 homers. Arizona has walked 107 times this year and they have struck out on 319 occasions. They have had 243 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.31 runs per game and totaled 191 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -115
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