Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+130) Los Angeles (-150)
The Atlanta Braves (5-7) are on their way to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (8-2). The moneyline on this game has the Braves at +130 and the Dodgers are sitting at -150. The betting total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Charlie Morton and Tony Gonsolin.
Atlanta has a slugging % of .409 and have been called out on strikes 108 times, while drawing a walk on 41 occasions. They have compiled 46 runs batted in and 91 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .233. The Braves have earned 24 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 15 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 50 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .312. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 16th in baseball.
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The Braves have an earned run average of 4.89 this year (25th in the league), and they have struck out 111 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28. Braves pitchers have surrendered 11 long balls and 62 total runs (29th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 41 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.72 as a team on the year.
The Braves relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 7 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 17 runners this season with 52.9% of those runners crossed the plate. Braves pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 12 times and also have had 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have sent 36 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have a total of 3 holds so far this season (21st in the league). They have tallied 4 saves so far this year and have missed out on 0 of 4 chances to get a save.
The Atlanta Braves have notched a total of 315 putouts on the campaign, as well as 96 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 5 double plays. The Braves have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 945 innings, which ranks them 20th in professional baseball.
Morton (108-96 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.72 while going up against 7,003 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 1,549 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) with 580 free passes. His earned run average is 4.01 (729 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.302. Morton has taken the ball for 1,635 frames and has tallied 1,502 punch outs in his MLB career.
Los Angeles has accumulated 9 home runs so far this year as well as 52 RBIs. They have put up 18 two-baggers, while taking a walk 44 times and notching 58 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an OBP of .352 and a team batting average of .266 for the year. The Dodgers hold a team SLG% of .417 and they tally 5.80 runs per game (1st in the league). They have been rung up on 82 instances (18th in baseball) and have recorded 90 hits.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 0.932 and have a FIP of 2.84 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 4.50 (99 strikeouts vs 22 free passes). They come in at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 60. They have relinquished 7 home runs and they relinquish 2.86 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have relinquished 28 runs this year while holding an ERA of 2.45 (24 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 15.4% out of 13 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 6 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on base. With 11 save situations, the Dodgers have amassed 6 holds and also 1 blown save. They are ranked 8th in baseball holding a save rate of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 32 relievers to the hill for the season. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 5 save opportunities and they have come away with 4 saves.
In 792 innings on the field, the Dodgers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 74.5% (3rd in MLB). The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten 4 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .991 (5th in baseball). The Dodgers have 85 assists, 3 errors and have earned a total of 264 putouts for the year.
So far in his career, Gonsolin has surrendered 107 base hits while earning 153 punch outs in 149 innings pitched. Gonsolin (10-5 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 2.77 ERA while giving up 6.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 46 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.118 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.55 and he has faced 611 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+130)
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