Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins MLB Tips 8/6/2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Jose Berrios
Target Field is the site where Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (69-42, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Atlanta Braves (66-47, 1st in NL East) on Tuesday.
The Braves have been lousy for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 66-47-0 SU. Minnesota is covering 62.2% of the time, going 69-42-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a solid Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 56-52-5.
Atlanta is covering 60.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 34-22-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota is covering 61.8% of the time at Target Field, going 34-21-0 SU.
The Twins have been a solid Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 57-49-5.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/4/2019 Sam Dyson RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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 66-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 6.37 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 50 strikeouts over his 59.1 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 420 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 986 base hits and 484 earned runs. They have allowed 143 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 421 batters and struck out 961. 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 4.56.
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. Freddie Freeman is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 130 hits this season in 432 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 141. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 132 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 456 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Braves have 1,025 hits, including 200 doubles and 176 home runs. Atlanta has walked 411 times so far this season and they have struck out 999 times as a unit. They have left 801 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 69-42 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 4.43 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 392 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 961 base knocks and 449 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 309 hitters and struck out 975 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 4th in the league. The Twins hold a .501 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. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .359. He has 132 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 441 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 126. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 84 hits in 331 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Twins as a unit have 1,061 base hits, including 227 doubles and 217 homers. Minnesota has walked 352 times this year and they have struck out on 896 occasions. They have had 757 men left on base and have an OPS of .837. They have scored 5.78 runs per game and totaled 642 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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