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


Both teams are coming off tough losses, the Marlins beat the Dodgers 13-7 in Miami while the Braves fell their show finale against the Mets 10-8. The Dodgers have a comfortable 19-game lead on the Diamondbacks in the National League West and 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 last six decisions and he slipped back from two bad excursions by throwing seven scoreless innings of all both three-hit ball with six strikeouts and zero walks in a 4-0 win against the Diamondbacks last Saturday. The right-hander is still just 1-2 with a 5.57 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in his last six appearances (five starts) and he’s 2-5 with a 5.66 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP at 12 road starts. Mike Soroka is winless since July 14 however he dominated that the Marlins past Saturday, throwing seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball six strikeouts against one walk to have a no-decision in a 7-6 win. The 22-year-old is 0-1 with a 2.56 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in his past five starts and 4-2 with a 4.08 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in eight house begins. This is Soroka’s first career start against the Dodgers. MLB Trends: The Under is: Maeda and Soroka possess an On-Base Percentage (OBP) under .275, a Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) beneath .278 and opponents are hitting under .228 contrary to them. Maeda is 2-0 with an 0.68 ERA along with also an 0.83 WHIP in 2 career starts against the Braves (he hasn’t faced them since 2017) and he has been a far better pitcher in the home. The current Braves roster is simply 4-for-31 (.129) against Maeda along with the projected Braves lineup has only 3 batters with Isolated Power (ISO) over .185. Soroka, on the other hand, continues to be a far better pitcher over the road but this is a really higher total.

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