Saturday, April 22, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs. Jerad Eickhoff
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jaime Garcia for the Braves and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies.
Atlanta opens at +100 while Philadelphia opens at -110. The Braves have a 9-6-0 over/under record and a 8-7-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 10-5-0 against the run line and have a 9-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 8-7-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 10-5-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
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 6-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 8 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 125 base hits and 62 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 55 batters and struck out 99. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 10.0 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .407 with an on-base percentage of .500. He has 22 hits this season in 54 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .852 and an OPS+ of 263. Brandon Phillips is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 58 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Braves have 130 hits, including 22 doubles and 16 home runs. Atlanta has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 118 times as a unit. They have left 100 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 57 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 6-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.75, Jerad Eickhoff has a 0-1 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 19.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 53 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 128 base knocks and 69 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 119 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 15th in the league. The Phillies hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .371. He has 14 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 53 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .377 with an OPS+ of 109. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 20 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Phillies as a unit have 124 base hits, including 27 doubles and 16 homers. Philadelphia has walked 48 times this year and they have struck out on 139 occasions. They have had 94 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 5.54 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -110
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