Sunday, April 23, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Zach Eflin
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
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Atlanta opens at -101 while Philadelphia opens at -109. The Braves have a 9-7-0 over/under record and a 9-7-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 10-6-0 against the run line and have a 9-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 9-7-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 10-6-0 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 6-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.66. He has 8 strikeouts over his 12.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 43 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 136 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 104. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .250, good for 10th in the league. The Braves hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .397 with an on-base percentage of .485. He has 23 hits this season in 58 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .862 and an OPS+ of 259. Brandon Phillips is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .435. The Braves have 136 hits, including 23 doubles and 18 home runs. Atlanta has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 125 times as a unit. They have left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 7-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Zach Eflin has a 0-0 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 3 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 55 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 134 base knocks and 72 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 11th in the league. The Phillies hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .364. He has 15 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 57 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .368 with an OPS+ of 104. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 23 hits in 71 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Phillies as a unit have 135 base hits, including 31 doubles and 16 homers. Philadelphia has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 144 occasions. They have had 101 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 76 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -101
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