Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+170) Los Angeles (-222)
Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (70-59, 1st in NL East) go to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (82-49, 2nd in NL West). The moneyline on this matchup has the Braves priced at +170 and the Dodgers are at -222. The over/under opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Charlie Morton and Walker Buehler.
Atlanta owns a slugging percentage of .431 and have struck out 1,160 times, while taking a walk on 465 occasions. They have accumulated 606 RBI's and 1,040 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .243. The Braves have recorded 209 doubles as a team and have hit 187 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 631 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .323. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 8th in MLB.
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The Braves hold a team ERA of 3.97 this season (13th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,149 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. Braves pitchers have relinquished 145 home runs and also 539 runs (12th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 417 opposing players and their FIP is 4.05 as a unit for the year.
Braves relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 103 times as well as having 180 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 96 holds on the season (1st in MLB). The Braves bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 63.3% and has come into the game in 146 save situations. They have recorded 31 saves on the campaign and have blown 18 of 49 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 153 base runners so far this year and 35.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Braves have dispatched 460 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Atlanta Braves have amassed 3,381 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,158 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which has them ranked 2nd in the majors, and they have turned 914 double plays. The Braves have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,143 innings, which has them ranked 11th in professional baseball.
Morton (105-94 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.74 and he has faced 6,798 batters in the majors. He has allowed 1,514 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 565 free passes. His earned run average is 4.04 (711 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.312. Morton has taken the hill for 1,584 innings and has totaled 1,449 K's so far in his MLB career.
Los Angeles has compiled 181 home runs so far this year to go along with 642 runs batted in. They have recorded 205 doubles, while taking a walk 508 times and putting up 668 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .331 as well as a team batting average of .242 over the course of the season. The Dodgers hold a slugging % of .421 and they are recording 5.10 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,174 occasions (11th in the league) and have recorded 1,074 hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 459 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.02 (394 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 134 long balls and they surrender 3.52 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.108 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.18 (1,308 strikeouts vs 411 bases on balls). They sit at 1st in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 891.
Los Angeles has called on relievers to enter the contest in 66 save chances and they have tallied 41 saves. They are ranked 13th in baseball with a save rate of 62.1%, and they have dispatched 477 relievers to the mound this season. Their relievers have come in 161 times in high leverage situations and on 138 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 22.9% out of 192 inherited base runners. Sitting with 151 save situations, the Dodgers have compiled 83 holds and 25 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 78 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in pro baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 1,068 assists, 75 errors and have accumulated 3,526 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 10,578 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (1st in MLB).
Buehler (37-11 career mark) has earned a 2.79 earned run average while allowing 6.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.43 and he has gone up against 2,125 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 166 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.993 and a FIP of 3.2. During his MLB career, Buehler has surrendered 396 base hits while he has earned 598 strikeouts in 534 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+170) and over 7.5 runs
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