Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Tips 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Atlanta Braves visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +170 and Los Angeles at -180. The Braves have a 18-15-2 over/under record and a 17-18-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 20-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 18-15-2 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 17-18-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-19-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 20-14-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/07/19 SS Corey Seager Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Atlanta Braves
04/30/19 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 10-day IL (04/30)
04/29/19 P Caleb Ferguson Oblique 10-day IL (04/28)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 18-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 141 hitters and walked 74 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 284 base hits and 147 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 318. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 40 hits this season in 135 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 145. Ozzie Albies is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 150 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Braves have 313 hits, including 61 doubles and 47 home runs. Atlanta has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 294 times as a unit. They have left 267 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 177 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 23-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Clayton Kershaw has a 1-0 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 129 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 282 base knocks and 146 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 95 hitters and struck out 326 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .403 with an OBP of .476. He has 50 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 124 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .815 with an OPS+ of 239. Justin Turner is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 35 hits in 124 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .347. The Dodgers as a unit have 315 base hits, including 56 doubles and 57 homers. Los Angeles has walked 157 times this year and they have struck out on 301 occasions. They have had 266 men left on base and have an OPS of .799. They have scored 5.3 runs per game and totaled 196 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -180
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