Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (+152) Yankees (-162)
Yankee Stadium is the site where DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees (10-6, 1st in AL East) will take on the Atlanta Braves (11-7, 2nd in NL East) on Wednesday. The Yankees open this contest at -162 while the Braves are priced at +152. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Kyle Wright and Masahiro Tanaka.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/7/2020 Chris Martin RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/5/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist 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
8/4/2020 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 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/21/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow 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
8/11/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/9/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
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 11-7 overall record this season. Wright has pitched in 38 frames and has accounted for 34 K's during his career. His ERA is 7.36 (31 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.900. He has surrendered 43 base hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) and has 29 walks. Wright (0-5 career mark) has a FIP of 6.52 while he has faced 180 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.85 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 134 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 149. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .244, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Dansby Swanson is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 18 hits this season in 66 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 103. Freddie Freeman is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 60 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Braves have 143 hits, including 37 doubles and 26 home runs. Atlanta has walked 60 times so far this season and they have struck out 187 times as a unit. They have left 105 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 5.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 95 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 10-6 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Tanaka has allowed 191 base knocks while earning 157 K's in 189 frames. He has allowed 91 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.226 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.83 and he has gone up against 788 batters during his career. Tanaka (11-9 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.33 ERA while surrendering 9.1 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 10th 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 4.36.
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 3rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. DJ LeMahieu comes into this matchup batting .397 with an OBP of .426. He has 23 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 165. Aaron Judge is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 17 hits in 60 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 184 and a slugging percentage of .717. 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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