Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+110) Atlanta (-141)
Truist Park is the site where Kyle Muller and the Atlanta Braves (39-41, 3rd in NL East) will play the Miami Marlins (34-45, 5th in NL East) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Marlins priced at +110 and the Braves are at -141. The O/U is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Zach Thompson and Kyle Muller.
The Marlins have tallied 112 doubles as a team and have smacked 76 balls out of the stadium. Miami has a slugging % of .372 and have been called out on strikes 763 times, while drawing a walk on 231 occasions. As a squad, the Miami Marlins are earning 4.0 runs per outing, which ranks them 27th in the league. They have 298 runs batted in and 611 hits this year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .233. They have notched a total of 315 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .300.
The Marlins have a team earned run average of 3.41 on the season (5th in the league), and the staff has struck out 679 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.89 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. Marlins pitchers have relinquished 63 home runs in addition to 294 runs (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 235 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.57 as a team over the course of the season.
The Marlins bullpen have compiled a save rate of 46.7% and has entered the game in 67 save situations. The relievers have inherited 75 base runners over the course of the season and 34.7% of them ended up scoring. Marlins pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 52 times as well as having 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have dispatched 282 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 37 holds so far this year (17th in baseball). They have accumulated 14 saves for the season and have missed out on 16 of 30 save opportunities.
The Miami Marlins have 2,081 putouts this season, in addition to 704 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which has them ranked 25th in MLB, and have accumulated 541 double plays. The Marlins have converted 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,243 innings, which has them ranked 11th in baseball.
Thompson (2-2 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 1.72 while going up against 73 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 12 hits (6.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 6 walks. His ERA is 1.50 (3 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.000. Thompson has taken the mound for 18 frames and has totaled 25 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Braves have a team slugging percentage of .429 and they are earning 4.74 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have recorded 133 doubles, while taking a walk 289 times as well as recording 379 runs. Atlanta has a total of 115 HRs so far this year as well as 364 RBIs. They have been rung up on 754 instances (8th in baseball) and have recorded 620 hits. The Atlanta Braves have tallied an on-base percentage of .320 as well as a batting average of .237 this year.
The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 364 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.25 (328 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 94 homers and they allow 4.71 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.292 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.18 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.68 (710 strikeouts against 265 free passes). They are currently ranked 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 633.
Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 30 save opportunities and they have tallied 17 saves. They rank 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 56.7%, and they have dispatched 289 relievers onto the field on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 119 times in high leverage situations in addition to 72 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 40.7% out of 113 inherited runners. With 81 save situations, the Braves have tallied 50 holds and also 13 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have twisted 50 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (6th in the majors). The Braves have racked up 715 assists, 40 errors and have accumulated 2,085 putouts for the year. In 6,255 innings played, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (14th in professional baseball).
During his career, Muller has allowed 6 base hits and he has 13 strikeouts in 10 innings. He has given up a total of 3 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.000 and a FIP of 1.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and he has faced 40 batters so far in his MLB career. Muller (1-1 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 2.70 earned run average while surrendering 5.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-141)
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