Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 8/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-167) Miami (+130)
Braxton Garrett and the Miami Marlins (50-67, 4th in NL East) play the Atlanta Braves (62-56, 1st in NL East) at Marlins Park on Monday. The Braves open this contest at -167 while the Marlins are priced at +130. The over/under opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Touki Toussaint and Braxton Garrett.
The Braves have hit 191 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 169 baseballs out of the stadium. Atlanta is slugging .430 and have been called out on strikes 1,065 times, while being walked on 417 occasions. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are recording 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. They have tallied 546 RBI's in addition to 935 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate is .242. They have notched a total of 569 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .322.
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Braves pitchers have yielded 130 home runs and 498 runs in total (13th in the league). They have walked 383 opposing players and their FIP is 4.08 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. The Braves have a team earned run average of 4.04 on the season (13th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,038 batters.
Braves bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 96 times as well as having 161 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 83 holds so far this season (1st in baseball). The Braves relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 59.1% and stepped onto the hill in 128 save situations. They have tallied 26 saves on the campaign and have not converted 18 of their 44 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 143 base runners on the season with 36.4% of them crossed the plate. The Braves have sent 419 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Atlanta Braves have a total of 3,057 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,050 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which puts them in 3rd in professional baseball, and have earned 829 double plays. The Braves have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,171 innings on the field, ranking them 16th in professional baseball.
Toussaint (7-5 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.10 while he has gone up against 557 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 112 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 72 free passes. His ERA is 5.59 (76 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.504. Toussaint has taken the ball for 122 innings and has earned 135 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Marlins have a SLG% of .381 and they score 4.06 runs per outing (27th in baseball). They have put up 174 doubles, while taking a walk 338 times as well as notching 475 runs. Miami has accumulated 117 HRs this year to go along with 451 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,129 occasions (4th in MLB) and have 929 base hits. The Miami Marlins have accounted for a team OBP of .305 and a batting average of .238 on the year.
The Marlins hold a team WHIP of 1.252 in addition to having a FIP of 3.94 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 907. The Miami pitching staff have surrendered 487 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.81 (434 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.64 (991 strikeouts vs 375 free passes). They have allowed 111 homers and they relinquish 4.28 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
Miami has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 45 save opportunities and they have converted 22 saves. They are ranked 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 48.9%, and they have sent 433 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 129 times in high leverage situations and also on 83 occasions with base runners. Miami relievers have an inherited score percentage of 38.9% out of their 126 inherited base runners. With 103 save situations, the Marlins have recorded 58 holds and 23 blown saves.
In their 9,216 innings on the diamond, the Marlins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.4% (17th in the majors). The Miami Marlins have turned 106 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in the majors). The Marlins have racked up 1,050 assists, 83 errors and have a total of 3,072 putouts this season.
In his career, Garrett has allowed 47 base hits and he has 38 K's in 38 innings. Garrett (2-2 career record) is the owner of a 4.89 earned run average and has conceded 10.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 21 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.707 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.00 and he has faced 175 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-167)
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