Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-200) Arizona (+170)
Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (77-70, 1st in NL East) go to Chase Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (48-101, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this game at +170 while the Braves are priced at -200. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Ian Anderson and Luke Weaver.
The Braves have accounted for 237 two-baggers as a team and have hit 219 balls out of the stadium. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .433 and have struck out 1,316 times, while drawing a walk on 507 occasions. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball. They have accrued 682 runs batted in as well as 1,184 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .242. They have accounted for 709 runs and have an on-base percentage of .319.
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The Braves have a team ERA of 3.95 so far this season (13th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,309 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.75 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. Braves pitchers have allowed 171 long balls and 611 runs (7th in MLB). They have walked 476 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.11 as a team over the course of the season.
Braves bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 119 times in addition to having 208 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 105 holds so far this season (2nd in the league). The Braves bullpen have a save rate of 59.3% and stepped onto the hill in 165 save situations. They have 35 saves on the season and have blown 24 of 59 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 173 base runners on the year with 33.5% of them crossed the plate. The Braves have sent 528 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Atlanta Braves have accumulated 3,860 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,347 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which is 3rd in the majors, and have a total of 1,040 double plays. The Braves have turned 70.4% of balls in play into outs out of 11,580 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 7th in pro baseball.
Anderson (10-7 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.82 while he has gone up against 626 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 121 base knocks (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 63 walks. His ERA is 3.35 (55 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.246. Anderson has pitched in 147 innings and has accumulated 155 K's during his MLB career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned a team OBP of .309 as well as a batting average of .235 for the season. They have been rung up on 1,358 instances (8th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,187 hits. Arizona has hit 133 home runs over the course of the season as well as 595 RBIs. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging percentage of .380 and they score 4.20 runs per game (25th in the league). They have 279 doubles, while getting a free base 498 times and racking up 626 runs.
The Arizona pitching staff have given up 827 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.15 (745 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 212 HR's and they give up 5.71 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have a WHIP of 1.437 with a FIP of 4.89 as a squad on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 (1,126 strikeouts vs 512 walks). They are sitting at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,361.
Sitting with 114 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 64 holds in addition to 27 blown saves. Arizona has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 48 save chances and they have converted 21 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 142 times in high leverage situations and also on 136 occasions with runners on. Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 32.3% out of 198 inherited base runners. They are ranked 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 43.8%, and they have dispatched 517 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season.
In 11,727 innings played, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 103 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 1,277 assists, 91 errors and have amassed 3,909 putouts over the course of the season.
Weaver (23-34 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.67 ERA while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.14 and he has faced 1,752 batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 210 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.365 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. So far in his career, Weaver has conceded 421 base knocks while he has tallied 411 K's in 404 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (-200) and over 9 runs
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