Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 7/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+100) Atlanta (-125)
Truist Park is the venue where Touki Toussaint and the Atlanta Braves (50-52, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (60-42, 1st in NL Central) on Friday. The Braves open this game at -125 while the Brewers are coming in at +100. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Eric Lauer and Touki Toussaint.
The Brewers have earned 145 doubles as a unit and have hit 121 baseballs out of the park. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .384 and have been rung up 988 times, while being walked on 389 occasions. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are compiling 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in the league. They have accounted for 433 runs batted in as well as 757 hits so far this year, and their team batting average is .226. They have 455 runs while having a team OBP of .316.
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The Brewers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.30 on the year (2nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,026 batters. They have walked 353 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.72 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.91 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.16. Brewers pitchers have relinquished 104 home runs and 377 total runs (2nd in the league).
Brewers relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 60 times as well as having 120 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 48 holds on the year (16th in MLB). The Brewers relief pitchers have a save rate of 56.8% and has entered the game in 93 save situations. They have earned 25 saves over the course of the season and have blown 19 of their 44 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 79 runners over the course of the season and 34.2% of those players crossed home plate. The Brewers have dispatched 323 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have amassed 2,730 putouts on the year, in addition to 851 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which is 17th in MLB, and they have turned 636 double plays. The Brewers have turned 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,190 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 3rd in pro baseball.
Lauer has pitched in 337 innings and has racked up 314 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.51 (169 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.454. He has allowed 358 base knocks (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 132 walks. Lauer (17-23 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.46 while going up against 1,490 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Atlanta Braves hold an OBP of .321 as well as a team batting average of .241 so far this season. They have been rung up on 936 occasions (8th in the league) and have 809 base hits. Atlanta is sitting with 142 HRs for the season to go along with 464 runs batted in. The Braves have a SLG% of .428 and they earn 4.74 runs per outing (11th in MLB). They have put up 176 two-baggers, while walking 362 times as well as putting up 483 runs.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.305 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.11 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.62 (897 strikeouts vs 343 free passes). They rank 15th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 808. They have allowed 114 home runs and they allow 4.48 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 439 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.09 (401 earned runs yielded).
Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 36 save chances and they have walked away with 21 saves. They sit at 20th in the league with a save rate of 58.3%, and they have dispatched 361 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 142 times in high leverage situations and also on 88 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score rate of 36.6% out of their 134 inherited base runners. Sitting with 100 save situations, the Braves have earned 63 holds in addition to 15 blown saves.
In their 7,938 innings on the diamond, the Braves have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 60 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Braves have accrued 903 assists, 47 errors and have accounted for 2,646 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Toussaint has surrendered 97 base knocks while he has accumulated 122 K's in 108 innings pitched. He has given up 65 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.491 and having a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and he has faced 492 opposing batters during his MLB career. Toussaint (7-4 career mark) holds a 5.38 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-125)
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