Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins MLB Tips 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Jose Urena
The Atlanta Braves visit Marlins Park on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Kevin Gausman for the Braves and Jose Urena for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at -141 and Miami at +131. The Braves have a 15-14-1 over/under record and a 14-16-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 12-18-0 against the run line and have a 12-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 15-14-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 14-16-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 12-17-1 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 12-18-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/01/19 3B Josh Donaldson Calf is questionable Thursday vs San Diego Padres
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 Miami Marlins Injuries
04/16/19 P Austin Brice Stomach 10-day IL (04/16)
03/28/19 P Riley Ferrell Biceps 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 15-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 33 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 115 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 243 base hits and 134 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 272. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .267, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 37 hits this season in 125 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 129. Freddie Freeman is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .423. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Braves have 271 hits, including 56 doubles and 41 home runs. Atlanta has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 255 times as a unit. They have left 234 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 153 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 9-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.08, Jose Urena has a 1-4 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He's allowing 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 248 base knocks and 137 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 106 hitters and struck out 274 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 26th in the league. The Marlins hold a .334 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .336. He has 28 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 111 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .342 with an OPS+ of 90. Starlin Castro is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 28 hits in 117 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 73 and a slugging percentage of .325. The Marlins as a unit have 225 base hits, including 36 doubles and 23 homers. Miami has walked 73 times this year and they have struck out on 270 occasions. They have had 191 men left on base and have an OPS of .622. They have scored 2.87 runs per game and totaled 86 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +131
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