Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves MLB Picks & Predictions 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dustin May vs. Max Fried
Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers (82-42, 1st in NL West) travel to SunTrust Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Atlanta Braves (72-52, 1st in NL East).
The Dodgers have been excellent for baseball bettors, having gone 82-42-0 SU. Atlanta is covering 58.1% of the time, going 72-52-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a hot and cold Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 60-59-5.
Los Angeles is covering 56.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 34-26-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta is covering 55.7% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 34-27-0 SU.
The Braves have been a hot and cold Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 63-54-7.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/16/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/16/2019 Kristopher Negron CF Forehead Probable for Aug 17
8/16/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/16/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
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
8/16/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/14/2019 Dansby Swanson SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/14/2019 Austin Riley LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
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 82-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dustin May has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.65 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 337 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 394 hitters and walked 139 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 3.33. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 934 base hits and 409 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 291 batters and struck out 1,135. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 107 hits this season in 415 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 133. Cody Bellinger is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 137 hits and he has driven in 94 men in 430 at bats. His OPS+ is 182 while his slugging percentage is at .672. The Dodgers have 1,096 hits, including 230 doubles and 215 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 478 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,008 times as a unit. They have left 886 men on base and have a team OPS of .818. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 687 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 72-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.78, Max Fried has a 14-4 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 126.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 135 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 455 batters and walked 210 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,121 base knocks and 548 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 452 hitters and struck out 1,057 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .460 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. Ronald Acuna Jr comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .376. He has 150 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 505 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 130. Freddie Freeman is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 146 hits in 474 at bats while driving in 98 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .572. The Braves as a unit have 1,133 base hits, including 210 doubles and 197 homers. Atlanta has walked 456 times this year and they have struck out on 1,097 occasions. They have had 874 men left on base and have an OPS of .799. They have scored 5.4 runs per game and totaled 669 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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