Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+155) Los Angeles (-200)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (82-48, 2nd in NL West) play the Atlanta Braves (69-59, 1st in NL East) at Dodger Stadium on Monday. The Dodgers open this contest at -200 while the Braves are coming in at +155. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Huascar Ynoa and Julio Urias.
The Braves have accounted for 207 doubles as a team and have hit 184 baseballs out of the stadium. Atlanta owns a slugging percentage of .428 and have been called out on strikes 1,153 times, while being walked on 462 occasions. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 8th in the league. They have tallied 598 runs batted in in addition to 1,028 hits so far this season, while their batting average is sitting at .242. They have 622 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .322.
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The Braves have compiled a team ERA of 4.00 this year (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,146 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 412 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.06 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. Braves pitchers have surrendered 145 home runs in addition to 539 runs in total (12th in MLB).
The Braves have sent 456 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 152 base runners on the season with 36.2% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 31 saves over the course of the season and have blown 18 of their 49 save chances. The Braves bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 63.3% and has come into the game in 145 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 95 holds on the campaign (1st in the league). Braves bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 102 times as well as having 180 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Braves have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,062 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 13th in pro baseball. The Atlanta Braves have accumulated 3,354 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,144 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which puts them in 2nd in baseball, and they have twisted 908 double plays.
Ynoa has taken the hill for 80 innings and has accumulated 83 K's so far in his career. Ynoa (4-3 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.04 while he has gone up against 338 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.24 (38 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.227. He has surrendered 72 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 27 free passes.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled an OBP of .331 in addition to a team batting average of .243 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,166 instances (11th in baseball) and have totaled 1,071 base hits. Los Angeles has recorded 181 home runs this year and 642 runs batted in. The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .423 and they average 5.14 runs per outing (3rd in baseball). They have 205 two-baggers, while taking a walk 505 times and scoring 668 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 454 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.00 (389 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 133 homers and they concede 3.50 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.103 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.21 (1,299 strikeouts vs 405 bases on balls). They are sitting at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 881.
With 151 save situations, the Dodgers have accrued 83 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 66 save chances and they have earned 41 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 161 times in high leverage situations and on 135 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 23.2% out of their 185 inherited runners. They are ranked 13th in baseball with a save percentage of 62.1%, and they have sent 471 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 78 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in baseball). The Dodgers have recorded 1,058 assists, 75 errors and have accounted for 3,499 putouts so far this year. Out of their 10,497 innings played, the Dodgers have a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (1st in MLB).
Urias (26-10 career win-loss record) holds a 3.19 earned run average and has given up 7.7 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.16 and he has gone up against 1,583 hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 136 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.175 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. In his career, Urias has surrendered 329 base knocks while he has earned 385 punch outs in 383 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+155)
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