Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+110) Atlanta (-141)
Brett Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers (62-42, 1st in NL Central) go to Truist Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (51-53, 3rd in NL East). The line on this game has the Brewers priced at +110 and the Braves are at -141. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brett Anderson and Charlie Morton.
As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 13th in MLB. They have racked up 476 runs and hold an OBP of .318. The Brewers have accrued 154 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 127 balls out of the stadium. They have 454 runs batted in as well as 786 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average comes in at .229. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .391 and have been called out on strikes 1,004 times, while drawing a walk on 396 occasions.
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The Brewers have a team earned run average of 3.31 on the campaign (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,044 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 357 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.70 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.92 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.16. Brewers pitchers have allowed 105 long balls and 382 runs in total (1st in the league).
The Brewers bullpen have earned a save rate of 56.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 95 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 81 runners on the year and 33.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Brewers relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 61 times and also have had 121 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 330 relievers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have a total of 50 holds so far this year (15th in the league). They have earned 25 saves this year and have blown 19 out of their 44 save opportunities.
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a total of 2,784 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 870 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which has them sitting 13th in the majors, and have accumulated 650 double plays. The Brewers have turned 71.6% of balls in play into outs out of 8,352 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 3rd in baseball.
Anderson (66-70 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.97 while he has faced 4,687 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 1,179 base hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 294 walks. His earned run average is 4.05 (498 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.330. Anderson has taken the mound for 1,107 innings and is sitting with 752 K's so far in his career.
The Braves have a team slugging % of .428 and they are scoring 4.75 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have hit 177 doubles, while getting a free base 369 times as well as putting up 494 runs. Atlanta has accumulated 146 home runs for the season as well as 475 runs batted in. They have struck out on 958 occasions (8th in baseball) and have tallied 826 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have a team OBP of .321 as well as a batting average of .241 so far this year.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.312 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.63 (916 strikeouts vs 348 bases on balls). They come in at 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 833. They have allowed 118 home runs and they allow 4.51 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 451 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.13 (413 earned runs conceded).
Atlanta has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 37 save opportunities and they have earned 22 saves. They rank 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 59.5%, and they have dispatched 369 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 142 times in high leverage situations and on 88 occasions with runners on. Atlanta bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.6% out of 134 inherited base runners. Sitting with 103 save situations, the Braves have accumulated 65 holds and also 15 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 62 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in MLB). The Braves have recorded 923 assists, 48 errors and are sitting with 2,700 putouts for the season. In 8,100 innings on the field, the Braves have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.4% (18th in pro baseball).
During his career, Morton has allowed 1,493 base hits while totaling 1,411 punch outs in 1,555 innings. He has allowed a total of 701 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.320 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.52 and he has gone up against 6,687 batters so far in his career. Morton (103-92 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.06 earned run average while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-141)
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