Atlanta Braves vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 5/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Drew Smyly and the Atlanta Braves (17-19, 3rd in NL East) go to American Family Field on Friday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (20-17, 2nd in NL Central).
Atlanta is slugging .416 and have been called out on strikes 315 times, while drawing a walk on 127 occasions. They have 157 RBI's as well as 267 hits so far this year, while their batting average is sitting at .228. The Braves have earned 53 two-baggers as a team and have hit 52 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 163 runs scored while having a team OBP of .312. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which is 11th in baseball.
The Braves hold a team earned run average of 4.54 so far this year (23rd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 337 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 133 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.50 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.53 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. Braves pitchers have allowed 51 home runs in addition to 180 runs (25th in the league).
The Braves have sent 132 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 47 runners so far this season with 27.7% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 8 saves this season and have missed out on 5 of their 13 save opportunities. The Braves bullpen have earned a save rate of 61.5% and stepped onto the hill in 38 save situations. The relievers have tallied 24 holds over the course of the season (3rd in MLB). Braves pitchers have entered the game with runners on 33 times in addition to having 59 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Atlanta Braves have 946 putouts on the campaign, as well as 324 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which ranks 7th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 263 double plays. The Braves have converted 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,838 innings, which ranks them 26th in baseball.
Smyly has pitched in 735 innings and has totaled 736 strikeouts during his MLB career. Smyly (36-37 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.25 while he has gone up against 3,087 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.20 (343 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.266. He has surrendered 695 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 236 walks.
The Milwaukee Brewers hold an OBP of .299 and a batting average of .214 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 376 occasions (2nd in baseball) and are sitting with 263 base hits. Milwaukee has a total of 42 HRs this year and 135 RBIs. The Brewers hold a team SLG% of .361 and they earn 3.76 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have put up 46 doubles, while walking 122 times as well as scoring 139 runs.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have yielded 147 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.51 (130 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 43 long balls and they allow 3.97 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.117 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.74 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.23 (387 strikeouts vs 120 bases on balls). They come in at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 252.
Milwaukee bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.7% out of 28 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 51 times in high leverage situations and also on 23 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 37 save situations, the Brewers have tallied 22 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They are ranked 12th in baseball with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 122 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Milwaukee has had relievers enter the game in 15 save chances and they have earned 10 saves.
In their 2,997 innings on the field, the Brewers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.2% (4th in baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 25 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (8th in MLB). The Brewers have recorded 307 assists, 20 errors and have amassed 999 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Houser has conceded 212 base hits and he has 200 K's in 219 innings pitched. Houser (10-16 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.02 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 98 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.320 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.56 and he has faced 923 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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