Friday, April 21, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Jeremy Hellickson
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Braves and Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies.
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Atlanta opens at -110 while Philadelphia opens at -110. The Braves have a 9-5-0 over/under record and a 7-7-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 9-5-0 against the run line and have a 8-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 9-5-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 7-7-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 8-6-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 9-5-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/20/17 RF Ender Inciarte Wrist injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Washington Nationals
04/20/17 RF Matt Kemp Hamstring is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Washington Nationals
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 10-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/19/17 LF Howie Kendrick Abdominal 7-day DL (4/16)
04/19/17 P Pat Neshek Personal out indefinitely
04/12/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 6-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 0.82. He has 14 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 39 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 121 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 52 batters and struck out 93. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Brandon Phillips is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 17 hits this season in 54 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 116. Matt Kemp is hitting .500 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .529. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 16 at bats. His OPS+ is 337 while his slugging percentage is at 1.125. The Braves have 123 hits, including 21 doubles and 16 home runs. Atlanta has walked 38 times so far this season and they have struck out 106 times as a unit. They have left 92 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 3.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 55 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 5-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.59, Jeremy Hellickson has a 2-0 record and a 0.82 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.18 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 49 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 120 base knocks and 65 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 16th in the league. The Phillies hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .358. He has 20 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 63 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 145. Odubel Herrera is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .404. He has collected 14 hits in 48 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Phillies as a unit have 114 base hits, including 24 doubles and 15 homers. Philadelphia has walked 46 times this year and they have struck out on 126 occasions. They have had 86 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 66 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -110
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