Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/7/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Monday, September 7, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Marlins (+175) Braves (-190)
Brian Anderson and the Miami Marlins (17-17, 3rd in NL East) travel to Truist Park on Monday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (23-16, 1st in NL East). The odds on this game have the Marlins priced at +175 and the Braves are at -190. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Jose Urena and Ian Anderson.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
9/5/2020 Elieser Hernandez SP Lat Out for the season
9/5/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Hamstring Probable for Sep 6
9/5/2020 Brian Moran RP Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2020 Jeff Brigham RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2020 Caleb Smith SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2020 Magneuris Sierra CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/4/2020 Sean Rodriguez 3B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/2/2020 Nick Neidert RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/2/2020 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/2/2020 Pat Venditte RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
9/1/2020 Jordan Holloway RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/1/2020 Jose Urena SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/1/2020 Drew Steckenrider RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
8/28/2020 Logan Forsythe 2B Oblique Out for the season
8/24/2020 Stephen Tarpley RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/18/2020 Mike Morin RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/4/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2020 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/4/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/28/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/27/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
6/26/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 17-17 overall record this season. Urena has taken the mound for 573 innings and has accumulated 391 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.57 (291 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.335. He has conceded 570 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 195 walks. Urena (32-43 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.73 while he has gone up against 2,452 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 102 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 273 base hits and 134 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 127 batters and struck out 256. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.97.
As a team Miami is hitting .234, good for 21st in the league. The Marlins hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .226 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 26 hits this season in 115 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 102. Garrett Cooper is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .297. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Marlins have 257 hits, including 47 doubles and 32 home runs. Miami has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 317 times as a unit. They have left 216 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 143 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 23-16 overall mark this year. Anderson has surrendered 7 base knocks while earning 14 punchouts in 12 innings. He has given up 3 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.833 and having a FIP of 3.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.67 and he has faced 48 hitters. Anderson (2-0 record) has earned a 2.25 ERA while giving up 5.3 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 175 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 309 base knocks and 169 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 321 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .404. He has 44 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .627 with an OPS+ of 165. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 25 hits in 89 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .652. The Braves as a unit have 348 base hits, including 84 doubles and 65 homers. Atlanta has walked 130 times this year and they have struck out on 373 occasions. They have had 260 men left on base and have an OPS of .811. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 212 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins (+175)
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