Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 10/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+105) Atlanta (-115)
Jesse Chavez and the Atlanta Braves (88-73, 1st in NL East) play the Houston Astros (95-67, 1st in AL West) at Truist Park on Saturday. The Braves open this game at -115 while the Astros are priced at +105. The total opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jake Odorizzi and Jesse Chavez.
As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in the league. They have 863 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .339. The Astros have accumulated 299 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 221 baseballs out of the park. They have 834 RBI's and 1,496 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .267. Houston is slugging .444 and have been called out on strikes 1,222 times, while taking a walk on 569 occasions.
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Astros pitchers have given up 187 home runs and also 658 total runs (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 549 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.12 as a squad so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.23. The Astros have a team earned run average of 3.76 so far this season (7th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,456 hitters.
The Astros have dispatched 512 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 202 runners on the campaign and 36.1% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 34 saves so far this season and have blown 27 of 61 chances to save the game. The Astros relief pitchers have a save rate of 55.7% and has entered the game in 131 save situations. The bullpen have 69 holds for the season (25th in the league). Astros relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 137 times and also have had 166 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of 13,005 innings, ranking them 3rd in the majors. The Houston Astros have 4,335 putouts thus far, as well as 1,432 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them ranked 1st in professional baseball, and they have turned 1,153 double plays.
Odorizzi has pitched in 1,147 innings and has totaled 1,086 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.95 (503 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.241. He has surrendered 1,031 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 392 free passes. Odorizzi (68-63 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.15 and he has faced 4,822 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Atlanta Braves have recorded an OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .244 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 1,453 occasions (11th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,307 base knocks. Atlanta has a total of 239 long balls for the year as well as 762 runs batted in. The Braves hold a slugging % of .435 and they earn 4.91 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have tallied 269 two-baggers, while walking 549 times and putting up 790 runs.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.242 with a FIP of 4.09 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.75 (1,417 strikeouts against 516 walks). They sit at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,236. They have relinquished 183 dingers and they surrender 4.19 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 656 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.88 (608 earned runs relinquished).
With 180 save situations, the Braves have 113 holds in addition to 26 blown saves. Atlanta has had relievers enter the contest in 66 save opportunities and they have come away with 40 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 221 times in high leverage situations and on 129 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of 185 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 17th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.6%, and they have sent 581 relievers onto the field for the year.
Out of their 12,696 innings on the diamond, the Braves hold a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (5th in pro baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 104 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in baseball). The Braves have accrued 1,483 assists, 72 errors and have earned 4,232 putouts on the season.
So far in his MLB career, Chavez has surrendered 987 base knocks and he has 868 strikeouts in 966 innings pitched. Chavez (44-60 career record) has a 4.44 ERA and has surrendered 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 477 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.339 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.83 and he has faced 4,135 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-115)
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