Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (-120) Marlins (+110)
Jonathan Villar and the Miami Marlins (8-4, 1st in NL East) host the Atlanta Braves (11-9, 2nd in NL East) at Marlins Park on Friday. The Braves open this contest at -120 while the Marlins are coming in at +110. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Wright and Pablo Lopez.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/13/2020 Matt Adams DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/13/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/12/2020 Ronald Acuna RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/7/2020 Chris Martin RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/4/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/12/2020 Mike Morin RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/11/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/11/2020 Yimi Garcia RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/11/2020 Robert Dugger SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/11/2020 Jose Urena SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 11-9 overall record this season. Wright has taken the mound for 38 frames and has accumulated 34 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 7.36 (31 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.900. He has given up 43 hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 29 walks. Wright (0-5 career record) holds a FIP of 6.52 and he has faced 180 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 93 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 152 base hits and 84 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 74 batters and struck out 164. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .244, good for 11th in the league. The Braves hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 18 hits this season in 70 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 129. Austin Riley is hitting .180 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .236. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 63 while his slugging percentage is at .380. The Braves have 162 hits, including 42 doubles and 28 home runs. Atlanta has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 203 times as a unit. They have left 123 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 104 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 8-4 overall mark this year. In his career, Lopez has conceded 174 hits and he has 152 strikeouts in 180 frames. He has allowed 92 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.239 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.10 and he has faced 758 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Lopez (8-13 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.60 earned run average and has given up 8.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 90 base knocks and 48 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 92 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 5.62.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 18th in the league. The Marlins hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup batting .224 with an OBP of .291. He has 11 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .306 with an OPS+ of 68. Jesus Aguilar is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 14 hits in 45 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .622. The Marlins as a unit have 92 base hits, including 13 doubles and 15 homers. Miami has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 110 occasions. They have had 71 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 60 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins (+110)
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