Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+150) Atlanta (-175)
Truist Park is the venue where Drew Smyly and the Atlanta Braves (8-10, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (9-10, 4th in NL West) on Saturday. The Braves open this game at -175 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +150. The total is set at 9. The men taking the mound are Madison Bumgarner and Drew Smyly.
The Diamondbacks have tallied 25 doubles as a squad and have knocked 26 baseballs out of the stadium. Arizona is slugging .393 and have struck out 184 times, while taking a walk on 90 occasions. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are recording 5.3 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 3rd in MLB. They have accounted for 94 RBI's and 154 hits so far this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .228. They have accumulated 100 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .327.
The Diamondbacks hold a team ERA of 4.89 this year (29th in baseball), and they have rung up 158 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.43 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.41. Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 31 long balls and also 103 runs in total (30th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 65 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.90 as a unit for the season.
Diamondbacks pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 20 times as well as having 23 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 13 holds this year (4th in MLB). The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 33.3% and has come into the game in 22 save situations. They have tallied 3 saves on the season and have blown 6 out of their 9 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 24 runners so far this year with 29.2% of those runners crossed home plate. The Diamondbacks have sent 68 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have 514 putouts for the season, in addition to 174 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which puts them in 17th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 108 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,542 innings on the field, which has them ranked 22nd in MLB.
Bumgarner has pitched in 1,906 innings and has accumulated 1,844 K's in his MLB career. Bumgarner (121-98 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.43 and he has faced 7,788 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.26 (690 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.124. He has surrendered 1,693 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 450 walks.
Atlanta has recorded 26 home runs for the season to go along with 81 runs batted in. They have recorded 28 doubles, while getting a free base 73 times as well as putting up 86 runs. The Atlanta Braves have earned an on-base percentage of .323 and a batting average of .228 for the year. The Braves hold a team slugging % of .416 and they are earning 4.78 runs per game (8th in baseball). They have struck out on 160 occasions (20th in MLB) and have 133 base knocks.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.398 in addition to having a FIP of 4.39 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (177 strikeouts vs 68 walks). They sit at 25th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 149. They have yielded 24 dingers and they concede 5.05 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 87 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.64 (80 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 20 save situations, the Braves have earned 12 holds and also 3 blown saves. Atlanta has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 7 save chances and they have earned 4 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 35 times in high leverage situations in addition to 13 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% out of 22 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 67 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign.
Out of their 1,401 innings on the diamond, the Braves have a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (26th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 11 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .994 (1st in professional baseball). The Braves have 158 assists, 4 errors and have notched a total of 467 putouts for the year.
During his MLB career, Smyly has surrendered 678 hits while he has totaled 725 strikeouts in 721 frames. Smyly (35-35 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.15 ERA and has conceded 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 333 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.253 and a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.21 and he has gone up against 3,018 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-175)
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