Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins MLB Tips 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Jose Berrios
Target Field is the site where Jonathan Schoop and the Minnesota Twins (68-42, 1st in AL Central) will play the Atlanta Braves (66-46, 1st in NL East) on Monday.
The Braves have been excellent for bettors, having gone 66-46-0 SU. The Twins cover 61.8% of the time, going 68-42-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a good Over pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 55-52-5.
The Braves cover 60.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 34-22-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins cover 61.1% of the time at Target Field, going 33-21-0 SU.
The Twins have been a good Over pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 57-48-5.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/3/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/2/2019 Dansby Swanson SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/3/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/3/2019 Michael Pineda SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Willians Astudillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
7/24/2019 LaMonte Wade RF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 66-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 2.37 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 94 strikeouts over his 114 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 197 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 978 base hits and 478 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 413 batters and struck out 952. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 130 hits this season in 451 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .499 and an OPS+ of 121. Freddie Freeman is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 431 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .557. The Braves have 1,016 hits, including 198 doubles and 173 home runs. Atlanta has walked 405 times so far this season and they have struck out 988 times as a unit. They have left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 596 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 68-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.80, Jose Berrios has a 10-5 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 133 strikeouts over the 141.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 126 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 389 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 959 base knocks and 449 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 308 hitters and struck out 968 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 4th in the league. The Twins hold a .502 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .301. He has 84 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 331 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .456 with an OPS+ of 97. Jorge Polanco is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 132 hits in 441 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Twins as a unit have 1,055 base hits, including 227 doubles and 216 homers. Minnesota has walked 349 times this year and they have struck out on 887 occasions. They have had 752 men left on base and have an OPS of .839. They have scored 5.81 runs per game and totaled 639 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins
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