Atlanta Braves vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Brett Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers (20-18, 2nd in NL Central) play the Atlanta Braves (17-20, 3rd in NL East) at American Family Field on Saturday.
Atlanta is slugging .414 and have been rung up 330 times, while taking a walk on 128 occasions. They have recorded 161 RBI's in addition to 273 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .227. The Braves have accounted for 53 two-baggers as a team and have hit 54 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 167 runs scored while having a team OBP of .310. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which is 11th in the league.
Braves pitchers have allowed 51 home runs in addition to 188 runs in total (26th in the league). They have walked 136 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.46 as a squad this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.53 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Braves are sitting with a team ERA of 4.64 for the season (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 344 hitters.
Braves relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 36 times in addition to having 64 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 25 holds so far this year (2nd in MLB). The Braves relievers have a save percentage of 57.1% and stepped onto the hill in 40 save situations. They have tallied 8 saves so far this season and have blown 6 out of their 14 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 53 runners on the campaign with 26.4% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Braves have sent 138 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The Atlanta Braves have accounted for 973 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 332 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which has them ranked 6th in professional baseball, and they have turned 268 double plays. The Braves have transformed 68.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,919 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 26th in professional baseball.
Anderson has taken the hill for 71 innings and is sitting with 84 K's during his career. Anderson (5-3 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.08 and he has gone up against 301 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 2.78 (22 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.178. He has surrendered 53 base knocks (6.7 hits per nine innings) with 31 free passes.
The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded an on-base percentage of .298 as well as a batting average of .213 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 387 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have 268 hits. Milwaukee has recorded 42 home runs on the campaign and 135 runs batted in. The Brewers have a team slugging % of .357 and they are earning 3.66 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have 48 doubles, while getting a free base 126 times and putting up 139 runs.
The Brewers hold a team WHIP of 1.135 and have a FIP of 3.73 as a team this year. They come in at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 260. The Milwaukee pitching staff have conceded 149 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.47 (132 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.11 (398 strikeouts vs 128 bases on balls). They have surrendered 43 long balls and they allow 3.92 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
With 37 save situations, the Brewers have accumulated 22 holds and 5 blown saves. Milwaukee has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 15 save chances and they have come away with 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 51 times in high leverage situations and also on 23 occasions with runners on. Milwaukee relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.7% out of their 28 inherited runners. They are ranked 12th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 125 relievers onto the field on the season.
In 3,078 innings played, the Brewers hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (6th in the majors). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 26 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in pro baseball). The Brewers have recorded 314 assists, 21 errors and have accounted for 1,026 putouts so far this year.
Anderson (65-67 career record) has a 4.05 ERA while allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.58 and he has faced 4,504 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 479 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.330 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. During his MLB career, Anderson has surrendered 1,135 hits while he has totaled 725 strikeouts in 1,064 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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