Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Tips 5/11/2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Merrill Kelly
The Atlanta Braves visit Chase Field on Saturday, May 11, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Kevin Gausman for the Braves and Merrill Kelly for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +125 and Arizona at -135. The Braves have a 20-16-2 over/under record and a 17-21-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 25-13-0 against the run line and have a 20-16-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 20-16-2 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 17-21-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 20-16-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 25-13-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/07/19 P Max Fried Hand left last game, is questionable for next scheduled start Sunday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 18-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 5.00 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 40 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 82 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 315 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 162 batters and struck out 334. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 46 hits this season in 164 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .476 and an OPS+ of 110. Freddie Freeman is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 147 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .510. The Braves have 333 hits, including 66 doubles and 49 home runs. Atlanta has walked 146 times so far this season and they have struck out 316 times as a unit. They have left 282 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 183 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 22-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Merrill Kelly has a 3-3 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 39 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 133 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 321 base knocks and 167 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 135 hitters and struck out 346 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .327. He has 37 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 102. David Peralta is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 49 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 355 base hits, including 90 doubles and 55 homers. Arizona has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out on 344 occasions. They have had 268 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -135
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