Atlanta Braves vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-222) Baltimore (+170)
Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves (65-56, 1st in NL East) head to Oriole Park on Friday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (38-81, 5th in AL East). The odds on this contest have the Braves priced at -222 and the Orioles are at +170. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Max Fried and Keegan Akin.
Atlanta is slugging .432 and have been called out on strikes 1,100 times, while being walked on 444 occasions. They have recorded 576 runs batted in and 975 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is at .243. The Braves have earned 199 doubles as a unit and have hit 176 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 600 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .324. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are knocking in 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball.
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The Braves are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.04 on the campaign (13th in the league), and they have rung up 1,078 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 396 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.04 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.72 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.29. Braves pitchers have conceded 133 home runs and 514 runs in total (14th in MLB).
The Braves relievers have accumulated a save rate of 60.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 134 save situations. The relievers have inherited 147 base runners on the season with 36.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Braves relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 99 times as well as having 169 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 434 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have recorded 87 holds this year (1st in MLB). They have earned 28 saves this season and have not converted 18 out of their 46 save chances.
The Braves have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,495 innings on the field, which has them sitting 15th in the majors. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with 3,165 putouts this season, in addition to 1,079 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which puts them in 2nd in the majors, and they have twisted 854 double plays.
Fried has taken the hill for 391 innings and has totaled 402 strikeouts so far in his career. Fried (36-18 career record) has a FIP of 3.64 and he has faced 1,653 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.59 (156 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.307. He has given up 379 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 132 free passes.
The Baltimore Orioles hold an on-base percentage of .301 and a batting average of .238 on the year. They have struck out on 1,036 instances (19th in the league) and have earned a total of 946 base hits. Baltimore has recorded 140 home runs for the season as well as 458 runs batted in. The Orioles hold a team slugging percentage of .399 and they are scoring 4.03 runs per contest (27th in MLB). They have tallied 198 two-baggers, while walking 325 times and recording 479 runs.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.505 and have a FIP of 5.01 as a team this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.25 (956 strikeouts against 425 bases on balls). They come in at 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,119. They have relinquished 183 dingers and they allow 6.15 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Baltimore pitching staff have relinquished 701 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 5.83 (665 earned runs yielded).
Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 35 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves. They are ranked 28th in the league with a save percentage of 51.4%, and they have dispatched 408 relievers to the mound on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations and also on 152 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.2% of 246 inherited runners. Sitting with 80 save situations, the Orioles have accrued 44 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 71 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in pro baseball). The Orioles have accrued 973 assists, 58 errors and have earned 3,079 putouts so far this season. In 9,237 innings on the diamond, the Orioles hold a efficiency on defense of 67.4% (29th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Akin has conceded 110 hits while earning 89 strikeouts in 84 innings pitched. Akin (1-9 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 7.04 earned run average while conceding 11.7 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 66 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.708 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and he has gone up against 391 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (+170) and under 9.5 runs
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