Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-161) Arizona (+125)
Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (78-70, 1st in NL East) are headed to Chase Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (48-102, 5th in NL West). The Braves open this game at -161 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +125. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Ian Anderson and Merrill Kelly.
As a team, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 8th in the league. They have racked up 720 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .319. The Braves have accrued 244 doubles as a team and have smacked 221 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 692 RBI's in addition to 1,199 hits for the year, while their team batting average sits at .243. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .434 and have struck out 1,327 times, while being walked on 510 occasions.
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Braves pitchers have relinquished 172 long balls in addition to 615 total runs (8th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 480 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.11 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.26. The Braves are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.95 for the year (13th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,315 batters.
Braves pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 119 times in addition to having 208 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 105 holds this season (2nd in the league). The Braves relievers have earned a save percentage of 59.3% and has come into the game in 165 save situations. They have compiled 35 saves for the year and have not converted 24 out of their 59 save chances. The relievers have inherited 173 runners on the year with 33.5% of them crossed the plate. The Braves have dispatched 533 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Braves have turned 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,661 innings, which has them sitting 6th in baseball. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with 3,887 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,361 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which has them ranked 3rd in the majors, and they have turned 1,046 double plays.
Anderson (10-7 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.82 while going up against 626 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 121 base hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 63 free passes. His earned run average is 3.35 (55 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.246. Anderson has pitched in 147 innings and is sitting with 155 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Diamondbacks have a team SLG% of .381 and they are earning 4.20 runs per contest (25th in baseball). They have hit 283 doubles, while taking a walk 502 times as well as scoring 630 runs. Arizona has knocked in 134 HRs for the year and 597 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,364 instances (8th in the league) and have recorded 1,195 hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an on-base percentage of .309 as well as a batting average of .235 over the course of the season.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.441 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.89 as a squad this year. They are currently ranked 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,376. The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 838 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 5.17 (754 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.21 (1,137 strikeouts vs 515 walks). They have allowed 214 homers and they allow 5.75 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league).
Arizona relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.7% of 199 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 142 times in high leverage situations and also on 137 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 114 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 64 holds and 27 blown saves. They are currently ranked 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 43.8%, and they have sent 520 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season. Arizona has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 48 save chances and they have come away with 21 saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 103 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 1,282 assists, 93 errors and have earned 3,936 putouts over the course of the season. In 11,808 innings played, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (27th in baseball).
Kelly (23-26 career record) is the owner of a 4.26 earned run average and has surrendered 9.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.15 and he has gone up against 1,521 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has given up 171 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.272 and having a FIP of 4.3. During his pro baseball career, Kelly has given up 363 base knocks while he has tallied 306 strikeouts in 361 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (-161) and over 9 runs
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