Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+125) Los Angeles (-145)
Dodger Stadium is where the Los Angeles Dodgers (7-2) will take on the Atlanta Braves (5-6) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Atlanta at +125 and Los Angeles is coming in at -145. The over/under comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Max Fried and Walker Buehler.
As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 18th in the league. They have earned a total of 46 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. The Braves have tallied 21 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 13 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 42 RBI's in addition to 81 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .229. Atlanta has a slugging % of .398 and have been rung up 96 times, while drawing a walk on 41 occasions.
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Braves pitchers have allowed 9 long balls and also 55 total runs (27th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 34 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.43 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.06 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.24. The Braves have a team earned run average of 4.64 so far this year (24th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 104 hitters.
Braves pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 11 times and also have had 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 3 holds over the course of the season (20th in MLB). The Braves relief pitchers have 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 4 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 15 runners so far this season with 46.7% of those players earned a run for their team. The Braves have sent 32 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Braves have turned 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 873 innings on the field, ranking them 22nd in professional baseball. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with 291 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 86 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which is 16th in baseball, and they have turned 5 double plays.
Fried has taken the ball for 458 innings and has totaled 456 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Fried (40-20 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.51 and he has faced 1,905 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.40 (173 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.236. He has surrendered 426 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 140 walks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded an OBP of .350 and a team batting average of .270 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 75 instances (20th in MLB) and have 83 base knocks. Los Angeles has accumulated 7 home runs so far this season to go along with 45 runs batted in. The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .407 and they score 5.67 runs per contest (1st in MLB). They have hit 15 doubles, while getting a free base 37 times and racking up 51 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 24 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 2.28 (20 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 5 dingers and they relinquish 2.73 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 0.911 in addition to having a FIP of 2.78 as a unit this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.95 (87 strikeouts against 22 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 1st in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 50.
Sitting with 7 save situations, the Dodgers have accrued 3 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 4 save opportunities and they have recorded 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 5 times in high leverage situations in addition to 7 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 0.0% out of 11 inherited runners. They are ranked 12th in MLB holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 28 relievers onto the diamond this year.
In 711 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 75.7% (1st in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten 3 double plays and have a fielding rate of .991 (6th in baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 76 assists, 3 errors and have a tally of 237 putouts on the season.
In his career, Buehler has surrendered 441 base hits while earning 641 strikeouts in 584 innings pitched. He has surrendered 189 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.012 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.27 and he has faced 2,330 hitters so far in his career. Buehler (41-13 career mark) has a 2.91 ERA and has conceded 6.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+125)
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