Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants MLB Tips 5/22/2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Max Fried vs. Jeff Samardzija
Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves (26-22, 2nd in NL East) travel to Oracle Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (20-26, 5th in NL West). The moneyline on this contest has the Braves coming in at -131 and the Giants are at +121. The O/U has been set at 7.5.
The Braves have been a solid play for MLB bettors, having gone 26-22-0 SU. The Giants cover 43.5% of the time, going 20-26-0 straight up. The Braves have been great for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 19-11-0 SU. San Francisco is covering 37.5% of the time as the underdog, having gone 15-25-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a pretty good Over option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 24-22-2.
The Braves cover 54.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 12-10-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco is covering 40.9% of the time at Oracle Park, going 9-13-0 SU.
The Giants have been a dicey Over option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 22-22-2.
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
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 26-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Fried has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 46 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 180 hitters and walked 94 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 393 base hits and 203 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 193 batters and struck out 411. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 52 hits this season in 199 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 96. Freddie Freeman is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 182 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .577. The Braves have 424 hits, including 77 doubles and 66 home runs. Atlanta has walked 181 times so far this season and they have struck out 393 times as a unit. They have left 346 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 20-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.69, Jeff Samardzija has a 2-2 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 185 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 377 base knocks and 204 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 154 hitters and struck out 401 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 26th in the league. The Giants hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Joe Panik comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .335. He has 34 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 139 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .345 with an OPS+ of 89. Steven Duggar is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .285. He has collected 42 hits in 172 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .360. The Giants as a unit have 339 base hits, including 82 doubles and 45 homers. San Francisco has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 412 occasions. They have had 274 men left on base and have an OPS of .655. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 176 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +121
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