Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-115) Atlanta (-105)
The Milwaukee Brewers (18-8) are hitting the road to Truist Park on Saturday where they will meet the Atlanta Braves (12-15). The odds on this game have the Brewers at -115 and the Braves are priced at -105. The over/under is set at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Corbin Burnes and Max Fried.
Milwaukee is slugging .390 and have been called out on strikes 220 times, while drawing a walk on 85 occasions. They have accrued 113 RBI's as well as 185 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is sitting at .228. The Brewers have accounted for 38 two-baggers as a team and have hit 29 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 118 runs scored and hold an OBP of .306. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which is 4th in the league.
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The Brewers have a team earned run average of 3.05 for the year (3rd in the league), and they have rung up 262 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.98 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.14. Brewers pitchers have relinquished 16 long balls in addition to 82 total runs (4th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 88 players from the other team and their FIP is 2.98 as a team this year.
The Brewers have dispatched 81 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 40 base runners this season with 37.5% of those players earned a run for their team. They have recorded 12 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 5 of 17 chances to save the game. The Brewers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 70.6% and has come into the game in 35 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 18 holds so far this season (9th in the league). Brewers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 22 times and also have had 34 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Milwaukee Brewers have amassed 690 putouts on the campaign, as well as 223 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which is 9th in professional baseball, and they have turned 14 double plays. The Brewers have converted 71.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,070 innings, which has them sitting at 14th in professional baseball.
Burnes has taken the mound for 346 innings and has tallied 470 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.25 (125 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.068. He has conceded 274 hits (7.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 96 free passes. Burnes (24-12 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 2.69 while he has faced 1,405 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Atlanta Braves have accumulated an on-base percentage of .301 and a team batting average of .227 this season. They have been rung up on 250 occasions (1st in MLB) and have tallied 201 base hits. Atlanta has 31 home runs on the season as well as 100 runs batted in. The Braves have a SLG% of .393 and they score 3.96 runs per contest (19th in the league). They have recorded 52 two-baggers, while getting a free base 87 times as well as putting up 107 runs.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.263 and have a FIP of 3.66 as a pitching staff this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.48 (241 strikeouts vs 97 walks). They are currently ranked 25th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 201. They have conceded 22 homers and they relinquish 4.39 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 115 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.08 (107 earned runs yielded).
Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 11 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves. They are currently ranked 4th in the league with a save percentage of 81.8%, and they have dispatched 84 relievers to the hill on the season. Their relievers have taken the field 19 times in high leverage situations in addition to 28 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of 42 inherited base runners. With 24 save situations, the Braves have accrued 13 holds and 2 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 19 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (7th in MLB). The Braves have racked up 238 assists, 11 errors and have notched a total of 708 putouts this year. In 2,124 innings on the diamond, the Braves have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (18th in baseball).
In his career, Fried has allowed 436 base knocks while tallying 474 punch outs in 477 innings. Fried (43-20 career mark) holds a 3.32 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 176 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.208 and a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.39 and he has gone up against 1,973 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-115)
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