Atlanta Braves at Cleveland Indians MLB Tips 4/21/2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Max Fried vs. Shane Bieber
The Atlanta Braves visit Progressive Field on Sunday, April 21, 2019 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Max Fried for the Braves and Shane Bieber for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +120 and Cleveland at -130. The Braves have a 8-9-1 over/under record and a 8-10-0 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 8-9-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 8-10-0 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
04/20/19 1B Carlos Santana Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Atlanta Braves
04/20/19 SS Francisco Lindor Calf is questionable Saturday 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 9-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Fried has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 0.92 and a WHIP of 0.86 this season. He has 12 strikeouts over his 19.2 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 73 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 147 base hits and 79 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 82 batters and struck out 155. They have walked 4.6 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 4.77.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .263, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .360, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Dansby Swanson is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 15 hits this season in 55 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 149. Freddie Freeman is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .446. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 68 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Braves have 158 hits, including 30 doubles and 24 home runs. Atlanta has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 162 times as a unit. They have left 143 men on base and have a team OPS of .807. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 91 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 11-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.71, Shane Bieber has a 2-0 record and a 0.81 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 21 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 4.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.59. 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 4th 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 29th 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 3.20.
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 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.3 hits per contest. Leonys Martin comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .370. He has 16 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 62 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 124. Carlos Santana is hitting .389 this season and he has an OBP of .515. He has collected 21 hits in 54 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 184 and a slugging percentage of .537. 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 -130
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