Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies 7/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 31, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Nick Pivetta
The Atlanta Braves visit Citizens Bank Park on Monday, July 31, 2017 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at -115 and Philadelphia at +105. The Braves have a 55-44-3 over/under record and a 54-48-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 53-48-0 against the run line and have a 46-48-7 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 55-44-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 54-48-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 46-48-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 53-48-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/29/17 LF Matt Kemp Hamstring 10-day DL (07/28)
07/14/17 P Jason Motte Back 10-day DL (07/14)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 60-day DL (06/23)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 48-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 101 strikeouts over his 110.2 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 313 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 919 base hits and 481 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 756. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .261, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ender Inciarte is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 127 hits this season in 428 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 95. Nick Markakis is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 376 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The Braves have 916 hits, including 188 doubles and 108 home runs. Atlanta has walked 284 times so far this season and they have struck out 766 times as a unit. They have left 680 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 470 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 37-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.73, Nick Pivetta has a 3-6 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 75 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 322 batters and walked 138 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 910 base knocks and 456 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 323 hitters and struck out 777 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .314. He has 101 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 373 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 95. Freddy Galvis is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 95 hits in 372 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Phillies as a unit have 846 base hits, including 185 doubles and 106 homers. Philadelphia has walked 301 times this year and they have struck out on 869 occasions. They have had 660 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.08 runs per game and totaled 408 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves -115
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