Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 10/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+101) Atlanta (-120)
Truist Park is the venue where Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (88-73, 1st in NL East) will play the Houston Astros (95-67, 1st in AL West) on Friday in Game 3 of the World Series. The moneyline on this game has the Astros priced at +101 and the Braves are at -120. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Luis Garcia and Ian Anderson.
As a unit, the Houston Astros are recording 5.3 runs per game, which is 1st in the league. They have notched a total of 863 runs and hold an OBP of .339. The Astros have tallied 299 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 221 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 834 RBI's as well as 1,496 base knocks this season, while their batting average is at .267. Houston has a slugging rate of .444 and have struck out 1,222 times, while being walked on 569 occasions.
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The Astros have compiled a team ERA of 3.76 so far this year (7th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,456 batters. They have walked 549 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.12 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.23. Astros pitchers have yielded 187 home runs in addition to 658 runs in total (7th in MLB).
Astros pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 137 times in addition to having 166 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 69 holds for the year (25th in MLB). The Astros relief pitchers have a save percentage of 55.7% and stepped onto the hill in 131 save situations. They have earned 34 saves this season and have not converted 27 of their 61 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 202 runners so far this season with 36.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Astros have dispatched 512 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Astros have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 13,005 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 3rd in professional baseball. The Houston Astros have earned a total of 4,335 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,432 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which has them sitting 1st in baseball, and have a total of 1,153 double plays.
Garcia has pitched in 167 innings and is sitting with 176 punch outs in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.27 (61 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.157. He has conceded 139 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 55 free passes. Garcia (11-9 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.68 and he has gone up against 682 hitters in the majors.
The Braves have a slugging percentage of .435 and they have an average of 4.91 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have 269 two-baggers, while taking a walk 549 times and putting up 790 runs. Atlanta has recorded 239 home runs for the year to go along with 762 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,453 occasions (11th in the league) and have 1,307 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have tallied an on-base percentage of .319 and a team batting average of .244 for the season.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.242 with a FIP of 4.09 as a pitching staff this season. They sit at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,236. The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 656 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.88 (608 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 (1,417 strikeouts vs 516 bases on balls). They have allowed 183 home runs and they surrender 4.19 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of 185 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 221 times in high leverage situations in addition to 129 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 180 save situations, the Braves have compiled 113 holds and 26 blown saves. They are currently ranked 17th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.6%, and they have sent 581 relievers to the mound so far this year. Atlanta has called on relievers to take the mound in 66 save chances and they have come away with 40 saves.
Out of their 12,696 innings played, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (5th in baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 104 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in baseball). The Braves have accrued 1,483 assists, 72 errors and have accounted for 4,232 putouts on the campaign.
During his pro baseball career, Anderson has surrendered 126 hits while tallying 165 punch outs in 160 innings pitched. Anderson (12-7 career record) has a 3.25 ERA and has given up 7.1 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 58 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.201 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 and he has gone up against 673 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+101)
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