21/12/2019

Starting Pitchers Can Help Make Dodgers-Braves Go Under High Total


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Both teams are coming off tough losses, the Marlins defeat the Dodgers 13-7 in Miami while the Braves dropped their show finale. The Dodgers have a comfortable 19-game lead over the Diamondbacks in the National League West and also the Braves lead the Nationals by 5.5 games in the National League East.
Pitching Matchup:
Kenta Maeda (8-8, 4.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP) vs. Mike Soroka (10-2, 2.32 ERA, 1.08 WHIP)
Kenta Maeda had dropped his previous six decisions by throwing seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball with six strikeouts and zero walks in a 4-0 win from the Diamondbacks past Saturday and he awakened from two outings that were bad. The right-hander remains just 1-2 with a 5.57 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in his previous six appearances (five starts) and hes 2-5 with a 5.66 ERA along with a 1.38 WHIP at 12 road starts.
Mike Soroka is winless since July 14 however he dominated the Marlins past Saturday, pitching. The 22-year-old is 0-1 with a 2.56 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in his final five starts and 4-2 with a 4.08 ERA along with a 1.39 WHIP in eight house starts. This will be Sorokas first career start against the Dodgers.
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The Under is:
Maeda and Soroka have an On-Base Percentage (OBP) beneath .275, a Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) under .278 and opponents are hitting under .228 against them. Maeda is 2-0 with an 0.68 ERA and an 0.83 WHIP in two career starts against the Braves (he has not confronted them because 2017) and he has been a far better pitcher in the home.
The present Braves roster is just 4-for-31 (.129) from Maeda along with also the projected Braves lineup contains just three batters with Isolated Power (ISO) over .185. Soroka continues to be a pitcher on the road but this is a really significant total.

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