Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 7/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+110) Atlanta (-141)
Truist Park is the venue where Drew Smyly and the Atlanta Braves (38-41, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Miami Marlins (34-45, 5th in NL East) on Friday. The odds on this matchup have the Marlins coming in at +110 and the Braves are at -141. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zach Thompson and Drew Smyly.
Miami has a slugging percentage of .372 and have been rung up 763 times, while drawing a walk on 231 occasions. They have accrued 298 RBI's in addition to 611 hits this season, while their batting average is sitting at .233. The Marlins have earned 112 doubles as a squad and have smacked 76 balls out of the park. They have 315 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .300. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are earning 4.0 runs per contest, which has them at 27th in the league.
The Marlins hold a team ERA of 3.41 on the campaign (5th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 679 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. Marlins pitchers have allowed 63 home runs in addition to 294 runs in total (3rd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 235 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.57 as a squad on the year.
Marlins bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 52 times as well as having 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 37 holds so far this year (17th in MLB). The Marlins bullpen have a save rate of 46.7% and stepped onto the hill in 67 save situations. They have accumulated 14 saves this season and have missed out on 16 of their 30 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 75 base runners on the campaign and 34.7% of those players crossed home plate. The Marlins have sent 282 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Miami Marlins have a tally of 2,081 putouts this year, in addition to 704 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which puts them in 25th in the majors, and have a total of 541 double plays. The Marlins have turned 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 6,243 innings on the field, which ranks them 12th in baseball.
Thompson has taken the hill for 18 frames and has earned 25 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 1.50 (3 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.000. He has given up 12 hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 6 free passes. Thompson (2-2 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 1.71 and he has faced 73 hitters in the major leagues.
The Atlanta Braves have recorded an on-base percentage of .320 as well as a team batting average of .237 on the season. They have been rung up on 737 occasions (10th in MLB) and have earned a total of 611 hits. Atlanta has recorded 114 home runs for the year as well as 360 runs batted in. The Braves hold a team slugging percentage of .429 and they are earning 4.75 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have tallied 132 doubles, while walking 286 times as well as notching 375 runs.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.296 with a FIP of 4.15 as a squad so far this season. They rank 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 627. The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 361 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.26 (325 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.69 (706 strikeouts against 262 walks). They have allowed 92 homers and they surrender 4.74 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB).
Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.7% of 113 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 117 times in high leverage situations and also on 72 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 79 save situations, the Braves have compiled 49 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. They rank 21st in MLB with a save percentage of 58.6%, and they have dispatched 287 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Atlanta has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 29 save chances and they have recorded 17 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 50 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in professional baseball). The Braves have accrued 704 assists, 40 errors and have notched a total of 2,058 putouts on the season. In their 6,174 innings played, the Braves have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (18th in MLB).
During his career, Smyly has surrendered 735 base knocks while he has totaled 771 K's in 778 innings pitched. Smyly (40-38 career record) is the owner of a 4.19 ERA and has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 362 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 and he has faced 3,265 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-141)
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