Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+165) Los Angeles (-200)
Dodger Stadium is where the Los Angeles Dodgers (6-2) will take on the Atlanta Braves (5-5) on Monday. The line on this matchup has the Braves at +165 while the Dodgers are priced at -200. The total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Huascar Ynoa and Clayton Kershaw.
The Braves have accrued 19 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 12 baseballs out of the park. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .409 and have struck out 86 times, while taking a walk on 41 occasions. As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.5 runs per outing, which is 10th in MLB. They have accounted for 41 runs batted in as well as 77 hits on the year, while their batting average comes in at .238. They have a total of 45 runs and hold an OBP of .330.
Get all of our MLB Picks Today
Braves pitchers have given up 9 home runs and also 53 runs in total (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 26 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.25 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.77 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Braves hold a team ERA of 4.85 over the course of the season (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 98 batters.
Braves relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 10 times and also have had 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 3 holds for the season (19th in baseball). The Braves relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 7 save situations. They have earned 4 saves on the year and have not converted 0 of their 4 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 14 base runners so far this season with 50.0% of those players crossed home plate. The Braves have dispatched 31 relievers to the hill this year.
The Braves have converted 67.7% of balls in play into outs in their 801 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB. The Atlanta Braves have 267 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 78 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 20th in baseball, and they have twisted 4 double plays.
Ynoa has taken the hill for 118 innings and has earned 124 punch outs in his career. Ynoa (4-7 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.24 while he has faced 506 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.01 (66 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.289. He has allowed 112 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 41 walks.
Los Angeles has accumulated 7 home runs on the season as well as 36 RBIs. They have tallied 11 two-baggers, while taking a walk 30 times and scoring 42 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated an on-base percentage of .342 in addition to a team batting average of .267 so far this year. The Dodgers hold a team slugging % of .407 and they have an average of 5.25 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 65 occasions (24th in MLB) and have earned a total of 73 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 23 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 2.44 (19 earned runs given up). They have given up 5 long balls and they yield 2.96 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 0.929 in addition to having a FIP of 2.96 as a unit so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.79 (72 strikeouts against 19 walks). They come in at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 46.
Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 4 save opportunities and they have come away with 3 saves. They are ranked 13th in baseball with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 26 relievers onto the field so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 5 times in high leverage situations in addition to 6 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 0.0% out of 10 inherited runners. Sitting with 7 save situations, the Dodgers have 3 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
In their 630 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 75.9% (1st in MLB). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 2 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .990 (7th in MLB). The Dodgers have accrued 73 assists, 3 errors and have notched a total of 210 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kershaw has surrendered 1,859 base knocks while tallying 2,683 strikeouts in 2,461 innings. Kershaw (186-84 career record) has a 2.48 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 679 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.001 and a FIP of 2.8. His K/BB ratio is 4.43 and he has faced 9,688 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-200)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks