Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros Prediction, 11/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-109) Houston (-109)
Jose Urquidy and the Houston Astros (95-67, 1st in AL West) host the Atlanta Braves (88-73, 1st in NL East) at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday in Game 6 of the World Series. The Braves open this game at -109 while the Astros are priced at -109. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Max Fried and Jose Urquidy.
Atlanta is slugging .435 and have been called out on strikes 1,453 times, while being walked on 549 occasions. They have recorded 762 RBI's and 1,307 hits this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .244. The Braves have compiled 269 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 239 balls out of the park. They have 790 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .319. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB.
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The Braves are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.88 for the season (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,417 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24. Braves pitchers have yielded 183 home runs and 656 runs (6th in MLB). They have walked 516 batters and their FIP is 4.09 as a squad over the course of the season.
Braves relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 129 times in addition to having 221 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 113 holds so far this year (2nd in baseball). The Braves relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 60.6% and stepped onto the hill in 180 save situations. They have recorded 40 saves on the year and have blown 26 out of their 66 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 185 runners this season with 33.0% of them ended up scoring. The Braves have dispatched 581 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Atlanta Braves have notched a total of 4,232 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,483 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which is 3rd in professional baseball, and have earned 1,126 double plays. The Braves have turned 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,696 innings, which has them sitting at 5th in professional baseball.
Fried (40-18 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.55 and he has gone up against 1,856 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 411 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 139 walks. His earned run average is 3.34 (166 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.230. Fried has taken the hill for 447 frames and has tallied 447 K's in his MLB career.
The Houston Astros hold an on-base percentage of .339 in addition to a team batting average of .267 on the campaign. They have struck out on 1,222 occasions (29th in baseball) and have 1,496 base hits. Houston has accounted for 221 long balls for the year as well as 834 RBIs. The Astros have a SLG% of .444 and they score 5.33 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have put up 299 doubles, while taking a walk 569 times as well as notching 863 runs.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.230 and have a FIP of 4.12 as a squad this year. They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,229. The Houston pitching staff have allowed 658 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.76 (604 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 (1,456 strikeouts against 549 walks). They have conceded 187 homers and they yield 4.10 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB).
Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.1% out of 202 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 166 times in high leverage situations and also on 137 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 131 save situations, the Astros have earned 69 holds and also 27 blown saves. They are currently ranked 24th in the league with a save percentage of 55.7%, and they have sent 512 relief pitchers onto the field this year. Houston has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 61 save chances and they have come away with 34 saves.
The Houston Astros have twisted 126 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (1st in the majors). The Astros have recorded 1,432 assists, 71 errors and have 4,335 putouts on the campaign. In 13,005 innings on the field, the Astros hold a efficiency on defense of 71.3% (3rd in pro baseball).
During his career, Urquidy has allowed 147 hits while he has tallied 147 punch outs in 177 innings. Urquidy (11-5 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.55 earned run average while giving up 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 70 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.019 and a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 4.32 and he has gone up against 706 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-109)
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