Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 6/3/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-205) Arizona (+175)
The Atlanta Braves (33-23) are on their way to Chase Field on Saturday where they will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-23). The moneyline on this contest has Atlanta at -205 while Arizona is priced at +175. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Spencer Strider and Ryne Nelson.
Atlanta has a slugging % of .458 and have been called out on strikes 486 times, while taking a walk on 184 occasions. They have 273 runs batted in as well as 485 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .256. The Braves have tallied 99 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 92 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 282 runs while holding a team OBP of .328. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are notching 5.0 runs per contest, which puts them at 6th in baseball.
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They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. Braves pitchers have conceded 51 home runs and 224 total runs (5th in the league). Atlanta has allowed 452 base hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and 202 earned runs. The Braves have a team earned run average of 3.67 over the course of the season (4th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 527 batters. They have walked 180 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a squad for the year.
Braves relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 49 times as well as having 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 37 holds this year (4th in the league). The Braves bullpen have a save percentage of 53.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 63 save situations. They have earned 14 saves so far this season and have not converted 12 out of their 26 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 74 runners so far this year and 36.5% of them crossed the plate. The Braves have sent 189 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Braves have converted 67.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,464 innings, which ranks them 26th in professional baseball. The Atlanta Braves have 1,488 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 464 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which puts them in 28th in the majors, and they have twisted 49 double plays.
Strider (17-7 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 2.10 and he has gone up against 792 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 129 base hits (5.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 68 walks. His earned run average is 2.78 (61 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.997. Strider has taken the ball for 197 innings and has totaled 308 K's thus far in his career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have compiled a team on-base percentage of .325 and a team batting average of .262 on the season. They have struck out on 431 instances (27th in the league) and are sitting with 506 base knocks. Arizona has a total of 65 long balls this year as well as 273 RBIs. The Diamondbacks have a SLG% of .433 and they are earning 5.04 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have put up 113 two-baggers, while walking 173 times and putting up 287 runs.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.330 and have a FIP of 4.30 as a team for the year. They are sitting at 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 473. The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 263 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.30 (242 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.50 (481 strikeouts against 200 free passes). They have yielded 64 homers and they relinquish 4.68 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league).
Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the game in 26 save opportunities and they have converted 15 saves. They are ranked 20th in baseball with a save percentage of 57.7%, and they have sent 189 relievers to the hill on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 56 times in high leverage situations and also on 62 occasions with runners on base. Arizona relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.6% out of their 92 inherited base runners. With 63 save situations, the Diamondbacks have amassed 36 holds and 11 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 41 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in baseball). The Diamondbacks have racked up 515 assists, 20 errors and have a tally of 1,519 putouts so far this year. Out of their 4,557 innings played, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in the majors).
Nelson (3-3 career mark) has a 4.42 ERA and has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.21 and he has faced 312 opposing hitters in his career. He has allowed 37 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.288 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. In his career, Nelson has allowed 73 base hits while he has totaled 53 strikeouts in 75 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (+175)
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