New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+125) Atlanta (-156)
Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (67-56, 1st in NL East) play the New York Yankees (72-52, 2nd in AL East) at Truist Park on Monday. The Yankees open this matchup at +125 while the Braves are coming in at -156. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Andrew Heaney and Ian Anderson.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are earning 4.3 runs per contest, which puts them at 20th in the league. They have notched a total of 537 runs and have an on-base percentage of .328. The Yankees have tallied 169 doubles as a team and have hit 155 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 499 RBI's as well as 968 hits for the year, and their batting average sits at .238. New York is slugging .399 and have been rung up 1,136 times, while taking a walk on 506 occasions.
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The Yankees hold a team earned run average of 3.63 this season (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,172 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.23 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.17. Yankees pitchers have given up 141 home runs in addition to 494 runs in total (8th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 363 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.81 as a squad so far this season.
The Yankees bullpen have earned a save rate of 66.1% and stepped onto the hill in 128 save situations. The relievers have inherited 153 runners so far this year and 28.8% of those runners ended up scoring. Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 117 times as well as having 162 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 379 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The bullpen have racked up 65 holds on the campaign (11th in the league). They have recorded 39 saves on the campaign and have blown 20 out of their 59 save opportunities.
The Yankees have converted 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,873 innings, ranking them 5th in pro baseball. The New York Yankees have amassed 3,291 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,033 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them ranked 20th in baseball, and have 796 double plays.
Heaney has taken the mound for 620 innings and has accumulated 635 K's during his career. His earned run average is 4.64 (320 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.253. He has allowed 601 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 177 walks. Heaney (32-37 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.43 and he has gone up against 2,619 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Atlanta Braves hold an OBP of .324 and a batting average of .243 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 1,114 instances (11th in the league) and are sitting with 991 base knocks. Atlanta has compiled 180 home runs on the campaign as well as 584 RBIs. The Braves hold a slugging % of .432 and they average 4.94 runs per contest (7th in baseball). They have hit 202 doubles, while getting a free base 450 times and putting up 608 runs.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.279 and have a FIP of 4.05 as a pitching staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.76 (1,093 strikeouts against 396 walks). They come in at 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 976. They have conceded 137 dingers and they relinquish 4.34 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 518 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.00 (477 earned runs surrendered).
With 138 save situations, the Braves have accrued 90 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. Atlanta has called on relievers to take the mound in 47 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 173 times in high leverage situations and on 99 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.1% out of their 147 inherited runners. They rank 13th in baseball with a save rate of 61.7%, and they have sent 438 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Atlanta Braves have twisted 78 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (2nd in MLB). The Braves have 1,100 assists, 53 errors and have earned 3,219 putouts during this campaign. In their 9,657 innings on the field, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (15th in MLB).
So far in his career, Anderson has conceded 102 hits while totaling 139 strikeouts in 128 frames. He has allowed a total of 45 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.208 and having a FIP of 3.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and he has faced 541 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Anderson (8-7 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.16 ERA and has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+125)
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