Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+100) Atlanta (-120)
The Milwaukee Brewers (19-8) are en route to Truist Park on Sunday where they will meet the Atlanta Braves (12-16). The moneyline on this game has Milwaukee at +100 and Atlanta is at -120. The betting total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Aaron Ashby and Charlie Morton.
The Brewers have hit 45 doubles as a team and have smacked 35 balls out of the stadium. Milwaukee is slugging .411 and have been called out on strikes 246 times, while being walked on 91 occasions. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are compiling 5.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the league. They have compiled 128 RBI's and 208 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is .235. They have earned a total of 134 runs scored and hold an OBP of .312.
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The Brewers have an ERA of 3.05 so far this season (3rd in MLB), and their staff has rung up 284 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. Brewers pitchers have allowed 19 home runs in addition to 90 runs in total (5th in baseball). They have walked 92 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.00 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Brewers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 72.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 40 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 42 base runners on the season with 35.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. Brewers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 23 times and also have had 35 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 88 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have tallied 22 holds this year (5th in MLB). They have accumulated 13 saves so far this season and have blown 5 of 18 save chances.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a tally of 717 putouts this season, in addition to 231 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which is 14th in MLB, and have 16 double plays. The Brewers have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,151 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 11th in professional baseball.
Ashby (3-4 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.61 and he has gone up against 218 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 40 base knocks (7.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 25 free passes. His ERA is 3.71 (21 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.275. Ashby has taken the ball for 51 innings and is sitting with 61 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Atlanta Braves have a team OBP of .297 in addition to a batting average of .223 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 261 instances (1st in MLB) and have totaled 204 hits. Atlanta has knocked in 33 home runs this year to go along with 103 runs batted in. The Braves hold a team slugging percentage of .391 and they score 3.93 runs per game (18th in the league). They have notched 52 two-baggers, while getting a free base 90 times as well as earning 110 runs.
The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 121 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.11 (112 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 22 dingers and they concede 4.44 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.278 with a FIP of 3.58 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 (252 strikeouts vs 101 walks). They are currently ranked 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 212.
Atlanta bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 38.3% out of 47 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 21 times in high leverage situations and also on 30 occasions with runners on. With 24 save situations, the Braves have compiled 13 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They rank 3rd in the league with a save rate of 81.8%, and they have sent 89 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 11 save opportunities and they have recorded 9 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 19 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (9th in pro baseball). The Braves have racked up 245 assists, 13 errors and have 735 putouts so far this season. In 2,205 innings on the diamond, the Braves have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (19th in pro baseball).
Morton (108-98 career mark) holds a 4.04 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 7,070 batters so far in his career. He has surrendered 740 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.307 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. So far in his pro baseball career, Morton has allowed 1,565 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,510 strikeouts in 1,648 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+100)
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