Chicago White Sox at Atlanta Braves MLB Picks 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Max Fried
SunTrust Park is the site where Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (81-54, 1st in NL East) will play the Chicago White Sox (60-72, 3rd in AL Central) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the White Sox coming in at +182 and the Braves are at -195. The total is set at 9.5.
The White Sox have been a less than ideal play for bettors, having gone 60-72-0 SU. Atlanta is covering 60.0% of the time, going 81-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a solid Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 59-68-5.
Chicago is covering 41.5% of the time away from home, having gone 27-38-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves cover 59.1% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 39-27-0 SU.
The Braves have been a hot and cold Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 65-63-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/25/2019 Reynaldo Lopez SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/13/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/28/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/27/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
8/20/2019 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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 60-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 9-10 record with an earned run average of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 97 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he's given up 179 hits. He's allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 408 hitters and walked 203 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,163 base hits and 607 earned runs. They have allowed 190 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 460 batters and struck out 1,053. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 125 hits this season in 381 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 121. Jose Abreu is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 517 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The White Sox have 1,132 hits, including 199 doubles and 141 home runs. Chicago has walked 298 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,246 times as a unit. They have left 850 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 549 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 81-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Max Fried has a 14-4 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 139 strikeouts over the 136.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 150 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 474 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 495 batters and walked 220 opposing hitters. 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 4.26. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,200 base knocks and 570 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 480 hitters and struck out 1,149 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .455 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 contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .390. He has 152 hits this year along with 105 RBI in 510 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .567 with an OPS+ of 140. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 156 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Braves as a unit have 1,200 base hits, including 230 doubles and 210 homers. Atlanta has walked 492 times this year and they have struck out on 1,200 occasions. They have had 944 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.27 runs per game and totaled 706 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+182)
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