|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 81.6-69.4. At 93-58 they ahead of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+1550 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (77-74) for a +238 profit. Their over-under record is 72-71 with 8 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Philadelphia Phillies. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Their odds to win it all are 9/1, 10% (#4). Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 7.7% chance is #4 in the league. In simulations, they win the NL 19.4% of the time and are not a good value at 7/2, 22.2%. Their pre-season futures line was 86 wins so they have hit the over. The Braves have won their division and are in the playoffs. They were a +160 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 12.4% at 4/1, 20%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #2 in the NL.
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record is better than it should be. Their average run differential is +0.7 which ranks #4 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #2. They are the #3 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #4 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is +1.08.
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Freddie Freeman who is projected to be the #5 first baseman / DH the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|13||Acuna, Ronald||CF||6-0||180||12/18/1997||2||No College|
|1||Albies, Ozzie||2B||5-8||165||01/07/1997||3||No College|
|50||Blevins, Jerry||RP||6-6||190||09/06/1983||13||No College|
|45||Cervelli, Francisco||C||6-1||210||03/06/1986||12||No College|
|25||Flowers, Tyler||C||6-4||260||01/24/1986||11||No College|
|26||Foltynewicz, Mike||SP||6-4||200||10/07/1991||6||No College|
|5||Freeman, Freddie||1B||6-5||220||09/12/1989||10||No College|
|54||Fried, Max||SP||6-4||190||01/18/1994||3||No College|
|19||Greene, Shane||RP||6-4||197||11/17/1988||6||No College|
|9||Hamilton, Billy||CF||6-1||160||09/09/1990||7||No College|
|24||Hechavarria, Adeiny||SS||6-0||195||04/15/1989||8||No College|
|77||Jackson, Luke||RP||6-2||210||08/24/1991||5||No College|
|14||Joyce, Matt||RF||6-2||200||08/03/1984||12||No College|
|22||Markakis, Nick||RF||6-1||210||11/17/1983||14||No College|
|51||Martin, Chris||RP||6-8||225||06/02/1986||4||No College|
|16||McCann, Brian||C||6-3||215||02/20/1984||15||No College|
|55||Murphy, John Ryan||C||5-11||205||05/13/1991||7||No College|
|15||Newcomb, Sean||RP||6-5||255||06/12/1993||3||No College|
|18||Ortega, Rafael||LF||5-11||160||05/15/1991||4||No College|
|27||Riley, Austin||LF||6-3||240||04/02/1997||1||No College|
|61||Sobotka, Chad||RP||6-7||225||07/10/1993||2||No College|
|40||Soroka, Mike||SP||6-5||225||08/04/1997||2||No College|
|38||Swarzak, Anthony||RP||6-4||215||09/10/1985||10||No College|
|49||Teheran, Julio||SP||6-2||205||01/27/1991||9||No College|
|32||Tomlin, Josh||RP||6-1||190||10/19/1984||10||Texas Tech|
|62||Toussaint, Touki||RP||6-3||215||06/20/1996||2||No College|
|63||Walker, Jeremy||RP||6-5||205||06/12/1995||1||No College|
|46||Wilson, Bryse||SP||6-2||230||12/20/1997||2||No College|