Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 5/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: LoanDepot Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-150) Miami (+130)
The Atlanta Braves (17-21) are traveling to LoanDepot Park on Saturday where they will compete against the Miami Marlins (17-20). The moneyline on this game has Atlanta at -150 while Miami is priced at +130. The betting total is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kyle Wright and Elieser Hernandez.
The Braves have tallied 63 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 47 balls out of the park. Atlanta has a slugging % of .387 and have been called out on strikes 370 times, while taking a walk on 121 occasions. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 17th in the league. They have tallied 144 runs batted in as well as 280 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .223. They have notched a total of 155 runs scored and hold an OBP of .297.
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The Braves hold a team ERA of 3.93 over the course of the season (22nd in baseball), and they have struck out 349 hitters. They have walked 138 batters and their FIP is 3.46 as a unit on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. Braves pitchers have conceded 28 home runs in addition to 168 runs in total (23rd in baseball).
The Braves have dispatched 124 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 63 base runners on the campaign with 38.1% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 11 saves this year and have not converted 7 of their 18 chances to save the game. The Braves bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.1% and has entered the game in 38 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 20 holds over the course of the season (18th in the league). Braves relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 40 times as well as having 42 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Atlanta Braves have notched a total of 1,011 putouts on the year, as well as 319 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 15th in professional baseball, and they have turned 25 double plays. The Braves have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,033 innings, which has them sitting at 21st in professional baseball.
Wright has taken the hill for 112 innings and has 109 punch outs during his career. Wright (5-10 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.03 while he has gone up against 495 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.14 (64 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.464. He has conceded 103 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 61 walks.
Miami has a total of 39 long balls so far this season to go along with 149 runs batted in. They have hit 56 doubles, while walking 113 times as well as earning 158 runs. The Miami Marlins are sitting with an on-base percentage of .313 as well as a batting average of .243 this season. The Marlins hold a team slugging % of .394 and they average 4.27 runs per contest (13th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 329 occasions (10th in baseball) and have earned 302 hits.
The Marlins hold a team WHIP of 1.202 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.79 as a unit on the campaign. They are sitting at 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 266. The Miami pitching staff have given up 139 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.34 (121 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.58 (325 strikeouts against 126 walks). They have conceded 35 long balls and they surrender 3.84 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB).
Miami has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 13 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves. They rank 15th in the league holding a save rate of 69.2%, and they have dispatched 133 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 35 times in high leverage situations in addition to 33 occasions with runners on. Miami relievers hold an inherited score rate of 33.3% of 51 inherited runners. Sitting with 37 save situations, the Marlins have compiled 23 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
In their 2,940 innings on the diamond, the Marlins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (8th in baseball). The Miami Marlins have gotten 32 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in MLB). The Marlins have recorded 332 assists, 21 errors and have earned a total of 980 putouts over the course of the season.
Hernandez (9-18 career mark) holds a 4.86 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.94 and he has faced 1,122 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 140 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.309 and a FIP of 5.4. Thus far in his career, Hernandez has surrendered 255 hits while accumulating 247 K's in 259 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-150)
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