Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
The Atlanta Braves (80-51) host the Miami Marlins (55-75) at Truist Park on Friday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Sandy Alcantara and Charlie Morton.
The Marlins have tallied 200 doubles as a unit and have smacked 115 baseballs out of the stadium. Miami has a slugging % of .363 and have struck out 1,136 times, while drawing a walk on 354 occasions. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are knocking in 3.6 runs per game, which has them at 27th in baseball. They have compiled 443 runs batted in and 994 base knocks this year, while their batting average comes in at .229. They have racked up 468 runs and have an OBP of .294.
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The Marlins hold a team earned run average of 3.84 for the year (14th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,131 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. Marlins pitchers have given up 131 home runs and 546 total runs (14th in baseball). They have walked 409 batters and their FIP sits at 3.85 as a unit so far this year.
The Marlins relievers have accumulated a save rate of 57.1% and has come into the game in 116 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 149 base runners this year with 35.6% of them earned a run for their team. Marlins pitchers have come into the game with runners on 104 times as well as having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have dispatched 425 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 58 holds for the year (21st in baseball). They have 32 saves on the campaign and have blown 24 of their 56 save chances.
The Miami Marlins have accounted for 3,459 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,188 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which ranks 7th in pro baseball, and have earned 108 double plays. The Marlins have turned 69.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,377 innings, ranking them 19th in the majors.
Alcantara has pitched in 673 innings and is sitting with 598 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.12 (233 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.153. He has allowed 555 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 221 free passes. Alcantara (32-40 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.72 while he has gone up against 2,751 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Braves hold a team slugging % of .443 and they average 4.93 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have put up 248 two-baggers, while getting a free base 383 times as well as putting up 646 runs. Atlanta has accumulated 194 long balls for the season to go along with 616 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,211 occasions (2nd in MLB) and have earned 1,132 hits. The Atlanta Braves have an on-base percentage of .318 and a batting average of .253 this season.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.212 with a FIP of 3.47 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.07 (1,245 strikeouts against 406 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,016. They have yielded 117 long balls and they relinquish 3.90 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 508 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.53 (460 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 152 save situations, the Braves have recorded 81 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 68 save chances and they have earned 44 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 147 times in high leverage situations and on 111 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score rate of 32.3% out of 161 inherited runners. They rank 14th in the league holding a save percentage of 64.7%, and they have dispatched 410 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the season.
Out of their 10,563 innings on the diamond, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in the majors). The Atlanta Braves have gotten 91 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (6th in MLB). The Braves have 1,138 assists, 60 errors and have earned a total of 3,521 putouts over the course of the season.
Morton (113-100 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.01 earned run average while conceding 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.65 and he has faced 7,544 opposing batters during his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 786 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.292 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. In his MLB career, Morton has given up 1,655 base hits while accumulating 1,660 K's in 1,765 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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