Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 10/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (+127) Dodgers (-137)
Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17, 1st in NL West) play the Atlanta Braves (35-25, 1st in NL East) at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday in Game 2 of the NLCS. The moneyline on this matchup has the Braves priced at +127 and the Dodgers are at -137. The total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Ian Anderson and Clayton Kershaw.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/27/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
9/27/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
9/27/2020 Cole Hamels SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
8/27/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Mar 25, 2021
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
10/12/2020 Edwin Rios 3B Groin
10/6/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Suspension Suspended until Oct 5
9/30/2020 Caleb Ferguson RP Elbow Out for the season
9/27/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Out for the season
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves had a 35-25 overall record this season. Anderson has taken the mound for 32 innings and has accumulated 41 punchouts. His earned run average is 1.96 (7 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.090. He has given up 21 base knocks (5.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 14 walks. Anderson (3-2 win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 2.55 while he has gone up against 138 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 282 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 494 base hits and 257 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 220 batters and struck out 506. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .268, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .483 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 40 hits this season in 160 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .581 and an OPS+ of 155. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 77 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 228 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .636. The Braves have 556 hits, including 130 doubles and 103 home runs. Atlanta has walked 239 times so far this season and they have struck out 573 times as a unit. They have left 437 men on base and have a team OPS of .832. They score 5.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 348 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 43-17 overall mark this year. So far in his career, Kershaw has allowed 1,756 hits while tallying 2,526 strikeouts in 2,332 frames. He has surrendered a total of 631 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.004 and having a FIP of 2.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.32 and he has gone up against 9,179 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Kershaw (175-76 career mark) has earned a 2.43 ERA while giving up 6.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 258 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.02. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 424 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 517 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .483 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .366. He has 64 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 219 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 149. Max Muncy is hitting .192 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 39 hits in 203 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Dodgers as a unit have 523 base hits, including 97 doubles and 118 homers. Los Angeles has walked 228 times this year and they have struck out on 471 occasions. They have had 391 men left on base and have an OPS of .821. They have scored 5.82 runs per game and totaled 349 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves (+127)
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