Atlanta Braves at Cleveland Indians MLB Tips 4/20/2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Trevor Bauer
The Atlanta Braves visit Progressive Field on Saturday, April 20, 2019 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +150 and Cleveland at -160. The Braves have a 8-8-1 over/under record and a 8-9-0 run line mark. The Indians are 9-9-0 against the run line and have a 8-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 8-8-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 8-9-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 8-10-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 9-9-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/17/19 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder is out for season
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)
03/25/19 P Mike Foltynewicz Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/18/19 1B Carlos Santana Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Atlanta Braves
04/09/19 P Mike Clevinger Back 10-day IL (04/09)
03/27/19 CF Bradley Zimmer Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day IL (03/24)
03/25/19 SS Francisco Lindor Calf 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 9-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.71 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 70 hitters and walked 39 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.2 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 Braves pitchers collectively have given up 137 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 79 batters and struck out 146. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .267, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .365, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .443. He has 21 hits this season in 65 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 139. Dansby Swanson is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 51 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Braves have 151 hits, including 30 doubles and 23 home runs. Atlanta has walked 86 times so far this season and they have struck out 146 times as a unit. They have left 134 men on base and have a team OPS of .821. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 90 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 11-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.05, Trevor Bauer has a 2-1 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 26.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 58 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 127 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 56 hitters and struck out 185 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.23.
As a team, they are batting .201, good for 29th in the league. The Indians hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.3 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .389 with an OBP of .515. He has 21 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 187. Leonys Martin is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 16 hits in 62 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Indians as a unit have 114 base hits, including 28 doubles and 13 homers. Cleveland has walked 66 times this year and they have struck out on 173 occasions. They have had 107 men left on base and have an OPS of .605. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 63 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -160
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