Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (+152) Yankees (-165)
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (11-6, 2nd in NL East) go to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (10-6, 1st in AL East). The Yankees open this matchup at -165 while the Braves are priced at +152. The total opens at 10. The starting pitchers will be Touki Toussaint and Jordan Montgomery.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/7/2020 Chris Martin RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/5/2020 Matt Adams DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/4/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
7/23/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/21/2020 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/26/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/9/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/9/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/8/2020 Kyle Higashioka C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 11-6 overall record this season. Toussaint (6-1 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.34 and he has gone up against 378 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.14 (48 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.488. He has surrendered 74 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 51 walks. Toussaint has pitched in 84 innings and has totaled 97 K's during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.61 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 72 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 120 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 139. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .242, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 16 hits this season in 58 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .552 and an OPS+ of 154. Dansby Swanson is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 64 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Braves have 134 hits, including 34 doubles and 23 home runs. Atlanta has walked 59 times so far this season and they have struck out 176 times as a unit. They have left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 87 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 10-6 overall mark this year. During his career, Montgomery has given up 176 base knocks and he has 173 K's in 191 frames. He has given up a total of 84 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.259 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.66 and he has faced 806 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Montgomery (12-8 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.95 earned run average while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .169 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 104 base knocks and 61 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 53 hitters and struck out 135 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 5th in the league. The Yankees hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .328. He has 17 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 60 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .717 with an OPS+ of 187. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .397 this season and he has an OBP of .426. He has collected 23 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Yankees as a unit have 125 base hits, including 20 doubles and 27 homers. New York has walked 54 times this year and they have struck out on 136 occasions. They have had 100 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 79 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves (+152)
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