Atlanta Braves vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-167) Baltimore (+130)
Touki Toussaint and the Atlanta Braves (66-56, 1st in NL East) are headed to Oriole Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (38-83, 5th in AL East). The Orioles open this contest at +130 while the Braves are priced at -167. The O/U opens at 10. The pitchers taking the mound are Touki Toussaint and John Means.
Atlanta is slugging .432 and have been rung up 1,104 times, while being walked on 448 occasions. They have tallied 579 runs batted in as well as 982 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average comes in at .243. The Braves have accounted for 200 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 178 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 603 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .324. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which is 8th in baseball.
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Braves pitchers have surrendered 133 home runs and 514 total runs (12th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 396 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.03 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Braves hold a team earned run average of 4.00 so far this year (13th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,082 hitters.
Braves pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 99 times in addition to having 169 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 87 holds this season (1st in the league). The Braves relievers have a save rate of 60.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 134 save situations. They have compiled 28 saves this season and have blown 18 of their 46 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 147 base runners this season with 36.1% of them ended up scoring. The Braves have dispatched 434 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Braves have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,576 innings, which ranks them 15th in baseball. The Atlanta Braves have earned 3,192 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,091 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which puts them in 2nd in baseball, and have 863 double plays.
Toussaint has taken the hill for 128 innings and has accumulated 142 K's during his career. His ERA is 5.46 (78 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.469. He has surrendered 115 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) with 74 walks. Toussaint (8-5 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.15 and he has gone up against 581 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Baltimore Orioles hold an OBP of .300 and a team batting average of .237 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,054 instances (18th in the league) and have earned 958 base hits. Baltimore has compiled 141 home runs on the year to go along with 460 RBIs. The Orioles hold a slugging percentage of .397 and they average 3.98 runs per game (27th in MLB). They have 202 doubles, while taking a walk 326 times and scoring 481 runs.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.503 and have a FIP of 5.03 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.23 (970 strikeouts against 435 bases on balls). They are sitting at 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,133. They have allowed 186 home runs and they give up 6.13 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 711 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.82 (675 earned runs yielded).
Baltimore relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.6% of 251 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 114 times in high leverage situations and on 154 occasions with runners on base. With 80 save situations, the Orioles have 44 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They rank 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.4%, and they have dispatched 415 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Baltimore has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 35 save opportunities and they have tallied 18 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 72 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in pro baseball). The Orioles have racked up 989 assists, 59 errors and have earned 3,130 putouts so far this season. Out of their 9,390 innings played, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 67.6% (29th in professional baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Means has allowed 266 hits while tallying 261 strikeouts in 304 innings. He has surrendered 128 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.079 and having a FIP of 4.7. His K/BB ratio is 4.21 and he has gone up against 1,238 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Means (19-20 career record) holds a 3.79 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (+130) and under 10 runs
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