Atlanta Braves vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (-141) Orioles (+130)
Renato Nunez and the Baltimore Orioles (20-26, 4th in AL East) play the Atlanta Braves (28-19, 1st in NL East) at Oriole Park on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Braves priced at -141 and the Orioles are at +130. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Bryse Wilson and Asher Wojciechowski.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/12/2020 Max Fried SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/12/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/11/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/11/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/10/2020 Tommy Milone SP Elbow Out for the season
8/27/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
9/13/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/12/2020 Anthony Santander RF Oblique Out for the season
9/9/2020 Shawn Armstrong RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
8/25/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 28-19 overall record this season. Wilson (2-1 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 6.06 while he has faced 160 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 7.05 (26 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.958. He has given up 43 hits (11.7 hits per nine innings) and has 22 walks. Wilson has pitched in 33 innings and has accounted for 26 punchouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 181 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 212 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 385 base hits and 207 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 388. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .488 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .227 with an on-base percentage of .271. He has 15 hits this season in 66 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 74. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 116 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .612. The Braves have 438 hits, including 101 doubles and 82 home runs. Atlanta has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 444 times as a unit. They have left 328 men on base and have a team OPS of .834. They score 5.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 279 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Thus far in his career, Wojciechowski has allowed 215 base hits while he has tallied 191 punchouts in 196 innings pitched. He has conceded 128 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.444 and a FIP of 5.4. His SO/W ratio is 2.81 and he has gone up against 876 opposing batters so far in his career. Wojciechowski (9-15 career mark) is the owner of a 5.88 earned run average while allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 198 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 375 base knocks and 202 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 366 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Orioles hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Renato Nunez comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .311. He has 42 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 167 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 116. José Iglesias is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 40 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Orioles as a unit have 401 base hits, including 79 doubles and 62 homers. Baltimore has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 396 occasions. They have had 307 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 212 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves (-141)
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