Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees Prediction, 4/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+114) New York (-124)
Corey Kluber and the New York Yankees (5-10, 5th in AL East) play the Atlanta Braves (7-9, 4th in NL East) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Braves coming in at +114 and the Yankees are at -124. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Ian Anderson and Corey Kluber.
Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .436 and have been called out on strikes 143 times, while taking a walk on 61 occasions. They have recorded 76 RBI's in addition to 123 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .235. The Braves have recorded 26 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 25 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 81 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .325. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 5.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 6th in the league.
Braves pitchers have yielded 23 long balls and 83 total runs (28th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 57 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.38 as a squad on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.89 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.42. The Braves are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.95 so far this year (26th in the league), and they have rung up 165 hitters.
The Braves relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 57.1% and has entered the game in 19 save situations. The relievers have inherited 16 base runners on the year with 25.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. Braves relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 11 times in addition to having 31 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 62 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have recorded 11 holds for the year (5th in baseball). They have compiled 4 saves on the season and have blown 3 out of their 7 save opportunities.
The Braves have turned 66.5% of balls in play into outs out of 1,248 innings, which has them ranked 29th in the majors. The Atlanta Braves have earned 416 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 140 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .993 which is 2nd in pro baseball, and they have turned 108 double plays.
Anderson has pitched in 47 innings and has accounted for 60 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Anderson (3-2 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.18 while he has faced 205 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 2.83 (15 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.196. He has given up 36 base knocks (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has 21 walks.
The Yankees have a team SLG% of .346 and they tally 3.67 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have hit 19 two-baggers, while taking a walk 57 times as well as recording 55 runs. New York is sitting with 16 home runs for the season as well as 52 runs batted in. They have struck out on 139 occasions (21st in MLB) and have notched a total of 103 hits. The New York Yankees have accounted for an on-base percentage of .296 and a team batting average of .210 so far this year.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.126 in addition to having a FIP of 3.63 as a squad this season. They are currently ranked 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 115. The New York pitching staff have conceded 64 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.60 (54 earned runs given up). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 4.62 (171 strikeouts vs 37 free passes). They have allowed 21 dingers and they relinquish 4.27 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
Sitting with 6 save situations, the Yankees have compiled 4 holds and also 0 blown saves. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 2 save opportunities and they have earned 2 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 16 times in high leverage situations in addition to 12 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.1% of 13 inherited runners. They rank 1st in baseball with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 46 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season.
Out of their 1,215 innings on the field, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (23rd in professional baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 8 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (28th in the majors). The Yankees have racked up 110 assists, 12 and have accounted for 405 putouts during this campaign.
Kluber (98-59 career record) holds a 3.18 earned run average while allowing 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.91 and he has gone up against 5,454 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 478 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.095 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.0. So far in his MLB career, Kluber has conceded 1,181 hits and he has 1,474 punch outs in 1,353 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+114)
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