Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants MLB Point Spread Picks 5/20/2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Shaun Anderson
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (25-21, 2nd in NL East) head to Oracle Park on Monday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (19-25, 5th in NL West). The Braves open this matchup at -165 while the Giants are priced at +155. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Braves have been a decent pick for baseball bettors, having gone 25-21-0 SU. San Francisco covers 43.2% of the time, going 19-25-0 straight up. The Braves have been a very good choice for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 18-11-0 SU. San Francisco has went 14-24-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 36.8% of the time.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a dicey Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 24-20-2.
The Braves are covering 52.4% of the time away from home, having gone 11-10-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco covers 42.9% of the time at Oracle Park, going 9-12-0 SU.
The Giants have been a dicey Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 22-20-2.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/15/19 CF Ender Inciarte Back 10-day IL (05/15)
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
03/25/19 P Darren O'Day Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/19/19 C Buster Posey Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
05/18/19 P Drew Pomeranz Shoulder 10-day IL (05/09); expected to start Sunday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 25-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 0.98 and a WHIP of 1.01 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 36.2 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 94 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 382 base hits and 199 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 193 batters and struck out 397. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 55 hits this season in 175 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .566 and an OPS+ of 155. Ozzie Albies is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 191 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Braves have 413 hits, including 76 doubles and 61 home runs. Atlanta has walked 175 times so far this season and they have struck out 377 times as a unit. They have left 337 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 229 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 19-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Shaun Anderson has a 0-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 3.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 368 base knocks and 198 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 385 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Steven Duggar comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .298. He has 42 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 164 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .378 with an OPS+ of 85. Joe Panik is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 33 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .359. The Giants as a unit have 332 base hits, including 82 doubles and 43 homers. San Francisco has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 393 occasions. They have had 266 men left on base and have an OPS of .667. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 172 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves -165
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