Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins MLB Betting Tips 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Caleb Smith
Ronald Acuna Jr and the Atlanta Braves (68-48, 1st in NL East) travel to Marlins Park on Friday where they'll take on the Miami Marlins (42-71, 5th in NL East).
The Braves have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 68-48-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 37.2% of the time, going 42-71-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a dicey Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 58-53-5.
Atlanta is covering 61.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 36-23-0 straight up.
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins are covering 38.6% of the time at Marlins Park, going 22-35-0 SU.
The Marlins have been a less than ideal Over choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 51-55-7.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/7/2019 Austin Riley LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/4/2019 Dansby Swanson SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/27/2019 Nick Markakis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
7/23/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/12/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/7/2019 Miguel Rojas SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/5/2019 Pablo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/5/2019 Neil Walker 1B Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/5/2019 Austin Brice RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/5/2019 Jose Urena SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/5/2019 Cesar Puello CF Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 JT Riddle CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/1/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/1/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 68-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 119 strikeouts over his 130 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 428 hitters and walked 203 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,004 base hits and 496 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 426 batters and struck out 977. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 137 hits this season in 466 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .513 and an OPS+ of 125. Freddie Freeman is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 91 men in 441 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .569. The Braves have 1,050 hits, including 201 doubles and 179 home runs. Atlanta has walked 419 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,022 times as a unit. They have left 818 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 615 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 42-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.35, Caleb Smith has a 7-5 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 123 strikeouts over the 102 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 401 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 903 base knocks and 489 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 415 hitters and struck out 971 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .274. He has 109 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 442 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .355 with an OPS+ of 69. Brian Anderson is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 100 hits in 404 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .446. The Marlins as a unit have 899 base hits, including 178 doubles and 93 homers. Miami has walked 260 times this year and they have struck out on 1,005 occasions. They have had 715 men left on base and have an OPS of .658. They have scored 3.59 runs per game and totaled 402 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves
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