Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves MLB Picks & Predictions 8/17/2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Mike Foltynewicz
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (72-50, 1st in NL East) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (81-41, 1st in NL West) at SunTrust Park on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
The Dodgers have been a very good option for baseball bettors, having gone 81-41-0 SU. The Braves cover 59.0% of the time, going 72-50-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a dicey Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 58-59-5.
Los Angeles is covering 56.9% of the time away from home, having gone 33-25-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta is covering 57.6% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 34-25-0 SU.
The Braves have been an inconsistent Under option for O/U bettors, having gone 61-54-7.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/14/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/13/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/13/2019 Tyler White 1B Upper Body Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/9/2019 Ross Stripling RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/6/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/4/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/2/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/14/2019 Austin Riley LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/14/2019 Dansby Swanson SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/14/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 81-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 12-2 record with an earned run average of 1.45 and a WHIP of 0.93 this season. He has 121 strikeouts over his 142.2 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 391 hitters and walked 135 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 915 base hits and 393 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 280 batters and struck out 1,117. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 134 hits this season in 423 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .660 and an OPS+ of 178. Max Muncy is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 407 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Dodgers have 1,078 hits, including 227 doubles and 207 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 467 times so far this season and they have struck out 994 times as a unit. They have left 873 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 5.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 672 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 72-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.24, Mike Foltynewicz has a 4-5 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 70.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 447 batters and walked 208 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,088 base knocks and 533 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,043 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 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 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .401. He has 144 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 467 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 144. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 148 hits in 496 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .540. The Braves as a unit have 1,116 base hits, including 209 doubles and 191 homers. Atlanta has walked 446 times this year and they have struck out on 1,079 occasions. They have had 860 men left on base and have an OPS of .798. They have scored 5.39 runs per game and totaled 658 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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