San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves MLB Picks and Tips 9/20/2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Beede vs. Mike Foltynewicz
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (93-60, 1st in NL East) play the San Francisco Giants (74-78, 3rd in NL West) at SunTrust Park on Friday, September 20, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Giants priced at +178 and the Braves are at -190. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Giants have been a pretty good choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 74-78-0 SU. The Braves are covering 60.8% of the time, going 93-60-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a hot and cold Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 73-71-8.
The Giants are covering 53.2% of the time as the away team, having gone 41-36-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves are covering 61.0% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 47-30-0 SU.
The Braves have been a hot and cold Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 71-74-8.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/18/2019 Jaylin Davis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/15/2019 Tony Watson RP Wrist Out for the season
9/12/2019 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/7/2019 Zach Green 3B Hip Out for the season
9/6/2019 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Out for the season
9/3/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/18/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Finger
9/18/2019 Johan Camargo SS Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/17/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/17/2019 Charlie Culberson LF Face Out for the season
9/12/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/5/2019 Alex Jackson C Knee Out for the season
8/19/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 74-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Beede has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 107.2 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 510 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 555 hitters and walked 209 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,312 base hits and 664 earned runs. They have allowed 213 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 476 batters and struck out 1,258. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .287. He has 150 hits this season in 574 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 90. Brandon Belt is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 504 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Giants have 1,259 hits, including 288 doubles and 161 home runs. San Francisco has walked 444 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,341 times as a unit. They have left 992 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 652 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 93-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.80, Mike Foltynewicz has a 7-5 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 93 strikeouts over the 105 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 525 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 555 batters and walked 241 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 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 4.21. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,341 base knocks and 642 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 535 hitters and struck out 1,312 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Braves hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .394. He has 173 hits this year along with 117 RBI in 578 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 140. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 172 hits in 617 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Braves as a unit have 1,357 base hits, including 265 doubles and 237 homers. Atlanta has walked 583 times this year and they have struck out on 1,380 occasions. They have had 1,072 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.3 runs per game and totaled 811 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+178)
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