Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees Prediction, 4/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+110) New York (-120)
Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (7-9, 4th in NL East) go to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the New York Yankees (5-10, 5th in AL East). The line on this game has the Braves priced at +110 and the Yankees are at -120. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Charlie Morton and Jameson Taillon.
The Braves have earned 26 doubles as a team and have hit 25 baseballs out of the stadium. Atlanta has a slugging % of .436 and have struck out 143 times, while drawing a walk on 61 occasions. As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 5.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 5th in baseball. They have 76 RBI's and 123 base knocks for the season, while their average at the plate sits at .235. They have racked up 81 runs and have an on-base percentage of .325.
The Braves are sitting with a team ERA of 4.95 for the season (27th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 165 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.42. Braves pitchers have relinquished 23 home runs and 83 total runs (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 57 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.39 as a team on the season.
Braves pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 11 times and also have had 31 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 11 holds this year (4th in MLB). The Braves relievers have compiled a save rate of 57.1% and stepped onto the hill in 19 save situations. They have tallied 4 saves so far this year and have missed out on 3 out of their 7 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 16 runners over the course of the season and 25.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Braves have sent 62 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
Morton (94-90 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.77 while going up against 6,271 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 1,419 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 523 walks. His earned run average is 4.09 (662 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.333. Morton has thrown 1,456 frames and is sitting with 1,297 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The New York Yankees have accounted for a team OBP of .296 as well as a team batting average of .210 on the campaign. They have struck out on 139 occasions (19th in baseball) and have accounted for 103 hits. New York is sitting with 16 long balls so far this season and 52 RBIs. The Yankees hold a slugging % of .346 and they tally 3.67 runs per outing (25th in baseball). They have hit 19 doubles, while getting a free base 57 times as well as earning 55 runs.
The New York pitching staff have yielded 64 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.60 (54 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 21 homers and they concede 4.27 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.126 with a FIP of 3.63 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 4.62 (171 strikeouts against 37 walks). They are sitting at 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 115.
New York has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 2 save opportunities and they have recorded 2 saves. They rank 1st in MLB with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 46 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 16 times in high leverage situations and also on 12 occasions with base runners. New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 23.1% out of 13 inherited base runners. With 6 save situations, the Yankees have earned 4 holds and 0 blown saves.
In his MLB career, Taillon has given up 475 base hits while he has accumulated 429 strikeouts in 474 innings pitched. Taillon (29-25 career mark) has a 3.74 earned run average and has conceded 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 197 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.250 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.64 and he has faced 1,986 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+110)
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