Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/8/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Marlins (+137) Braves (-148)
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (24-16, 1st in NL East) play the Miami Marlins (17-18, 3rd in NL East) at Truist Park on Tuesday. The Braves open this contest at -148 while the Marlins are priced at +137. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Sixto Sanchez and Robbie Erlin.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
9/7/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Hamstring Out for the season
9/7/2020 Magneuris Sierra CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/7/2020 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/7/2020 Brandon Leibrandt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/6/2020 Pat Venditte RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/5/2020 Brian Moran RP Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/5/2020 Elieser Hernandez SP Lat Out for the season
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 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
9/1/2020 Drew Steckenrider RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/1/2020 Jordan Holloway RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
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 17-18 overall record this season. Sanchez has taken the mound for 19 innings and has earned 19 punchouts. His ERA is 2.37 (5 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.000. He has conceded 18 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 1 free pass. Sanchez (1-1 win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.41 while he has gone up against 71 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 107 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 279 base hits and 138 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 129 batters and struck out 271. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Miami is hitting .234, good for 21st in the league. The Marlins hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Miguel Rojas is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .443. He has 17 hits this season in 51 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 169. Jesus Aguilar is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 107 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Marlins have 265 hits, including 48 doubles and 33 home runs. Miami has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 329 times as a unit. They have left 223 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his pro baseball career, Erlin has surrendered 363 base hits while he has totaled 276 K's in 339 frames. He has given up a total of 178 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.278 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.94 and he has gone up against 1,418 batters during his pro baseball career. Erlin (13-20 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.73 earned run average and has surrendered 9.6 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 181 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 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 317 base knocks and 172 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 329 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .483 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .435. He has 44 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .564 with an OPS+ of 160. Dansby Swanson is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 47 hits in 160 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Braves as a unit have 361 base hits, including 88 doubles and 67 homers. Atlanta has walked 139 times this year and they have struck out on 380 occasions. They have had 271 men left on base and have an OPS of .821. They have scored 5.55 runs per game and totaled 222 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves (-148)
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