Atlanta Braves at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Betting Tips 8/27/2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Wilmer Font
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (53-80, 4th in AL East) play the Atlanta Braves (80-52, 1st in NL East) at Rogers Centre on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. The Braves open this game at -169 while the Blue Jays are coming in at +159. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Braves have been strong for baseball bettors, having gone 80-52-0 SU. Toronto is covering 39.9% of the time, going 53-80-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a pretty good Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 64-61-7.
Atlanta is covering 62.1% of the time on the road, having gone 41-25-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays cover 39.1% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 25-39-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a solid Under option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 61-67-5.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/25/2019 Dansby Swanson SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/24/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/21/2019 Brian McCann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/21/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/20/2019 Austin Riley LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Out for the season
8/17/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
7/27/2019 Nick Markakis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/21/2019 Luke Maile C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/16/2019 Lourdes Gurriel LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/11/2019 Ryan Borucki SP Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/7/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Out for the season
8/7/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 80-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 2.41 and a WHIP of 1.08 this season. He has 112 strikeouts over his 141.2 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 484 hitters and walked 214 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 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 4.28. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,184 base hits and 564 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 472 batters and struck out 1,139. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 156 hits this season in 534 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .530 and an OPS+ of 128. Freddie Freeman is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 105 men in 507 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .570. The Braves have 1,187 hits, including 225 doubles and 210 home runs. Atlanta has walked 482 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,178 times as a unit. They have left 924 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 704 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 53-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.48, Wilmer Font has a 3-3 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 66.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 536 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 582 batters and walked 257 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,189 base knocks and 621 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 497 hitters and struck out 1,077 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.85.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .290. He has 113 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 479 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 92. Justin Smoak is hitting .211 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 75 hits in 356 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .407. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,065 base hits, including 221 doubles and 202 homers. Toronto has walked 412 times this year and they have struck out on 1,215 occasions. They have had 812 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 595 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves (-169)
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