Los Angeles Angels vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 7/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
The Atlanta Braves (56-38) will try to beat the Los Angeles Angels (39-53) at Truist Park on Friday. The expected starting pitchers will be Shohei Ohtani and Charlie Morton.
As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.0 runs per game, which has them at 25th in the league. They have accumulated 363 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .300. The Angels have accrued 120 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 105 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 350 runs batted in and 702 base knocks this year, and their batting average is sitting at .230. Los Angeles is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 900 times, while taking a walk on 282 occasions.
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The Angels hold a team earned run average of 3.96 over the course of the season (17th in the league), and their staff has rung up 774 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Angels pitchers have allowed 101 long balls and also 393 total runs (16th in MLB). They have walked 295 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.03 as a squad on the campaign.
Angels relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 101 times in addition to having 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 40 holds this year (25th in the league). The Angels relievers have earned a save rate of 56.8% and has entered the game in 79 save situations. They have tallied 21 saves so far this year and have missed out on 16 out of their 37 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 155 runners this year with 38.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Angels have dispatched 290 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Angels have converted 70.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,314 innings, which has them sitting 9th in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have earned 2,438 putouts on the year, in addition to 778 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which ranks 19th in pro baseball, and have 78 double plays.
Ohtani (22-9 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.19 while going up against 1,107 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 203 base knocks (6.8 hits per nine innings) with 96 walks. His earned run average is 3.16 (95 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.105. Ohtani has taken the hill for 270 innings and has accounted for 345 K's during his career.
The Braves hold a team SLG% of .444 and they are scoring 4.74 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have recorded 174 doubles, while walking 271 times as well as notching 446 runs. Atlanta has knocked in 147 home runs on the campaign as well as 427 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 877 instances (2nd in baseball) and have totaled 796 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have earned an OBP of .313 as well as a team batting average of .248 over the course of the season.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.230 and have a FIP of 3.46 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.92 (896 strikeouts against 307 walks). They come in at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 731. They have given up 80 homers and they allow 3.99 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 374 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.61 (339 earned runs relinquished).
Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.5% out of 126 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 107 times in high leverage situations and also on 83 occasions with runners on. With 113 save situations, the Braves have accrued 59 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They are currently ranked 13th in the league with a save rate of 65.4%, and they have sent 296 relievers to the hill for the season. Atlanta has called on relievers to enter the contest in 52 save chances and they have tallied 34 saves.
In their 7,599 innings on the diamond, the Braves hold a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (19th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 70 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in baseball). The Braves have accrued 817 assists, 39 errors and have amassed 2,533 putouts on the season.
So far in his career, Morton has conceded 1,625 base hits while he has accumulated 1,606 strikeouts in 1,724 innings. Morton (112-99 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.02 ERA and has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 771 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.298 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and he has faced 7,376 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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