Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-135) Miami (+110)
Marlins Park is the venue where Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins (51-67, 4th in NL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (62-56, 1st in NL East) on Tuesday. The Marlins open this game at +110 while the Braves are priced at -135. The over/under opens at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Huascar Ynoa and Sandy Alcantara.
The Braves have compiled 192 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 172 balls out of the park. Atlanta owns a slugging percentage of .431 and have been rung up 1,071 times, while taking a walk on 420 occasions. As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB. They have accrued 551 runs batted in in addition to 945 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .242. They have notched a total of 575 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .322.
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Braves pitchers have allowed 130 home runs and also 503 runs (13th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 389 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.07 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.69 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.30. The Braves have an ERA of 4.04 on the campaign (13th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,047 batters.
The Braves relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 132 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 143 runners on the campaign with 36.4% of them crossed home plate. Braves relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 96 times in addition to having 165 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 424 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have recorded 86 holds for the year (1st in the league). They have recorded 27 saves on the year and have missed out on 18 of their 45 save opportunities.
The Atlanta Braves are sitting with 3,084 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,058 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 3rd in baseball, and have 835 double plays. The Braves have turned 69.5% of balls in play into outs in their 9,252 innings on the field, ranking them 17th in pro baseball.
Ynoa (4-2 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.25 while he has faced 295 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 65 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 25 free passes. His earned run average is 4.54 (35 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.298. Ynoa has taken the ball for 69 innings and has earned 70 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
Miami has recorded 119 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 455 runs batted in. They have 175 doubles, while walking 339 times as well as scoring 479 runs. The Miami Marlins hold an on-base percentage of .305 and a batting average of .238 this season. The Marlins hold a team SLG% of .382 and they have an average of 4.06 runs per outing (27th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,137 instances (4th in baseball) and are sitting with 938 hits.
The Miami pitching staff have allowed 488 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.79 (435 earned runs conceded). They have given up 112 homers and they relinquish 4.25 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Marlins have a team WHIP of 1.250 in addition to having a FIP of 3.93 as a pitching staff so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 (1,002 strikeouts against 377 free passes). They are currently ranked 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 914.
Miami has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 46 save opportunities and they have tallied 23 saves. They are currently ranked 29th in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 437 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 132 times in high leverage situations and on 86 occasions with runners on base. Miami relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.7% out of their 130 inherited runners. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Marlins have tallied 60 holds in addition to 23 blown saves.
The Miami Marlins have twisted 106 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in professional baseball). The Marlins have recorded 1,055 assists, 83 errors and have earned a total of 3,099 putouts during this campaign. In their 9,297 innings played, the Marlins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.5% (15th in pro baseball).
In his MLB career, Alcantara has surrendered 371 hits and he has 358 strikeouts in 425 innings pitched. He has allowed 172 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.268 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.13 and he has gone up against 1,787 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Alcantara (18-29 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.64 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (+110)
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