New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+130) Atlanta (-167)
Truist Park is the venue where Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (68-56, 1st in NL East) will play the New York Yankees (72-52, 2nd in AL East) on Tuesday. The Braves open this game at -167 while the Yankees are coming in at +130. The total has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Andrew Heaney and Charlie Morton.
The Yankees have accrued 169 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 155 balls out of the stadium. New York has a slugging % of .399 and have struck out 1,136 times, while taking a walk on 506 occasions. As a unit, the New York Yankees are notching 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 20th in MLB. They have earned 499 runs batted in in addition to 968 hits this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .238. They have notched a total of 537 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .328.
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Yankees pitchers have relinquished 141 long balls in addition to 494 runs in total (8th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 363 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.81 as a unit for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. The Yankees have an ERA of 3.63 over the course of the season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,172 batters.
The Yankees relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.1% and has entered the game in 128 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 153 base runners so far this season with 28.8% of them crossed the plate. Yankees relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 117 times as well as having 162 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 379 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have earned 65 holds this year (12th in MLB). They have compiled 39 saves on the year and have blown 20 out of their 59 chances to get a save.
The New York Yankees have accumulated 3,291 putouts this season, as well as 1,033 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which is 21st in pro baseball, and have 796 double plays. The Yankees have turned 70.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,873 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 5th in professional baseball.
Heaney has thrown 620 innings and is sitting with 635 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Heaney (32-37 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.43 and he has faced 2,619 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.64 (320 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.253. He has conceded 601 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 177 free passes.
The Braves have a SLG% of .432 and they are scoring 4.93 runs per game (8th in baseball). They have 204 two-baggers, while getting a free base 452 times as well as putting up 611 runs. Atlanta is sitting with 181 long balls this year to go along with 587 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,122 occasions (11th in MLB) and are sitting with 998 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have accounted for an OBP of .323 in addition to a batting average of .243 on the campaign.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.279 in addition to having a FIP of 4.03 as a unit over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 (1,105 strikeouts against 400 free passes). They have a ranking of 13th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 984. They have yielded 137 homers and they surrender 4.32 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 519 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.98 (478 earned runs conceded).
Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score rate of 35.6% out of 149 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 177 times in high leverage situations in addition to 101 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 143 save situations, the Braves have tallied 94 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They sit at 12th in MLB holding a save percentage of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 443 relievers to the hill for the year. Atlanta has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 48 save chances and they have earned 30 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 81 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in baseball). The Braves have racked up 1,111 assists, 53 errors and have amassed 3,246 putouts for the year. In their 9,738 innings on the field, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in baseball).
In his career, Morton has allowed 1,508 base knocks while he has tallied 1,440 punch outs in 1,579 innings. He has allowed 707 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.313 and a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.55 and he has gone up against 6,777 hitters in his pro baseball career. Morton (105-93 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.03 earned run average while surrendering 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+130)
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