Atlanta
Braves
Stadium SunTrust Park
97-65 Overall | NL EAST 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Braves.2588552494.19
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  9/18
vs
Phillies
L1-4
Thu  9/19
vs
Phillies
W5-4
Fri  9/20
vs
Giants
W6-0
Sat  9/21
vs
Giants
W8-1
Sun  9/22
vs
Giants
L1-4
Tue  9/24
@
Royals
L6-9
Wed  9/25
@
Royals
W10-2
Fri  9/27
@
Mets
L2-4
Sat  9/28
@
Mets
L0-3
Sun  9/29
@
Mets
L / 116-7
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 10/1, 9.1% (#4). Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 5.2% chance is #6 in the league. In simulations, they win the NL 14.4% of the time and are not a good value at 4/1, 20%. They are projected to win 96 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 86. They are making the playoffs. Their chances of winning the division stand at 84.1%. 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.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

After 138 games, their expected win percentage is 54% based on the money line odds. They are ahead of expectations with their 84-54 record. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+1164 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (69-69) for a +114 profit. Their over-under record is 68-63 with 7 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Toronto Blue Jays. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is slightly better than it should be. Their average run differential is +0.65 which ranks #3 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #2. They are the #4 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #5 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is +2.33.

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 #7 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
13 Acuna, Ronald CF6-018012/18/19972No College
1 Albies, Ozzie 2B5-816501/07/19973No College
50 Blevins, Jerry RP6-619009/06/198313No College
17 Camargo, Johan SS6-019512/13/19933No College
45 Cervelli, Francisco C6-121003/06/198612No College
8 Culberson, Charlie LF6-120004/10/19897No College
75 Dayton, Grant RP6-221011/25/19873Auburn
20 Donaldson, Josh 3B6-121012/08/19859Auburn
23 Duvall, Adam LF6-121509/04/19886Louisville
25 Flowers, Tyler C6-426001/24/198611No College
26 Foltynewicz, Mike SP6-420010/07/19916No College
5 Freeman, Freddie 1B6-522009/12/198910No College
54 Fried, Max SP6-419001/18/19943No College
19 Greene, Shane RP6-419711/17/19886No College
9 Hamilton, Billy CF6-116009/09/19907No College
24 Hechavarria, Adeiny 2B6-019504/15/19898No College
11 Inciarte, Ender CF5-1119010/29/19906No College
12 Jackson, Alex C6-221512/25/19951No College
77 Jackson, Luke RP6-221008/24/19915No College
14 Joyce, Matt RF6-220008/03/198412No College
60 Keuchel, Dallas SP6-320701/01/19888Arkansas
22 Markakis, Nick RF6-121011/17/198314No College
51 Martin, Chris RP6-822506/02/19864No College
16 McCann, Brian C6-321502/20/198415No College
36 Melancon, Mark RP6-221003/28/198511Arizona
33 Minter, A.J. RP6-021509/02/19933Texas A&M
55 Murphy, John Ryan C5-1120505/13/19917No College
15 Newcomb, Sean RP6-525506/12/19933No College
56 O'Day, Darren RP6-422010/22/198212Florida
18 Ortega, Rafael LF5-1116005/15/19914No College
27 Riley, Austin LF6-324004/02/19971No College
61 Sobotka, Chad RP6-722507/10/19932No College
40 Soroka, Mike SP6-522508/04/19972No College
7 Swanson, Dansby SS6-119002/11/19944Vanderbilt
38 Swarzak, Anthony RP6-421509/10/198510No College
49 Teheran, Julio SP6-220501/27/19919No College
32 Tomlin, Josh RP6-119010/19/198410Texas Tech
62 Toussaint, Touki RP6-321506/20/19962No College
63 Walker, Jeremy RP6-520506/12/19951No College
71 Webb, Jacob RP6-221008/15/19931No College
46 Wilson, Bryse SP6-223012/20/19972No College
30 Wright, Kyle SP6-421510/02/19952Vanderbilt