Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (-196) Marlins (+180)
Marlins Park is the site where Francisco Cervelli and the Miami Marlins (9-4, 1st in NL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (11-10, 2nd in NL East) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Braves priced at -196 and the Marlins are at +180. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Touki Toussaint and Elieser Hernandez.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/14/2020 Matt Adams DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/15/2020 Miguel Rojas SS Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/15/2020 Sandy Alcantara SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/15/2020 Corey Dickerson LF Bereavement List Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/14/2020 Jose Urena SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/14/2020 Mike Morin RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/14/2020 Ryne Stanek RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Sean Rodriguez 3B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Jeff Brigham RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 11-10 overall record this season. Toussaint has pitched in 88 innings and has earned 100 K's during his career. His earned run average is 5.42 (53 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.477. He has given up 78 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 52 walks. Toussaint (6-2 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.44 while he has gone up against 397 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 97 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 162 base hits and 90 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 82 batters and struck out 169. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .245, good for 12th in the league. The Braves hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Dansby Swanson is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 22 hits this season in 80 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 95. Freddie Freeman is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Braves have 171 hits, including 44 doubles and 29 home runs. Atlanta has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 212 times as a unit. They have left 129 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 106 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 9-4 overall mark this year. Hernandez (5-12 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.98 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.55 and he has faced 676 opposing batters during his career. So far in his MLB career, Hernandez has surrendered 150 base knocks and he has 140 K's in 157 innings. He has given up a total of 87 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.304 and having a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 40 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 99 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 101 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 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 5.43.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 15th in the league. The Marlins hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Francisco Cervelli comes into this matchup batting .216 with an OBP of .310. He has 8 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 37 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 113. Brian Anderson is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 12 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Marlins as a unit have 102 base hits, including 15 doubles and 15 homers. Miami has walked 51 times this year and they have struck out on 115 occasions. They have had 81 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 5.23 runs per game and totaled 68 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Braves and under 9 runs
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