Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies 8/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Mark Leiter
The Atlanta Braves visit Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are R.A. Dickey for the Braves and Mark Leiter for the Phillies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +106 and Philadelphia at -116. The Braves have a 66-58-4 over/under record and a 67-61-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 67-62-0 against the run line and have a 59-60-10 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 66-58-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 67-61-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-60-10 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 67-62-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/19/17 P Luke Jackson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 2B Johan Camargo Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 P Ian Krol Oblique 10-day DL (08/05)
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 Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/22/17 P Zach Eflin Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/18/17 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 LF Daniel Nava Back 10-day DL (08/12)
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger 60-day DL (08/11)
08/08/17 C Andrew Knapp Hand 10-day DL (08/04)
08/05/17 CF Aaron Altherr Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04)
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 57-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 111 strikeouts over his 153 innings pitched and he's given up 155 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 392 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 387 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,161 base hits and 606 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 463 batters and struck out 972. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 133 hits this season in 478 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 98. Ender Inciarte is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 541 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .399. The Braves have 1,160 hits, including 229 doubles and 135 home runs. Atlanta has walked 364 times so far this season and they have struck out 942 times as a unit. They have left 868 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 585 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 48-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Mark Leiter has a 2-3 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 419 batters and walked 174 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,191 base knocks and 603 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 422 hitters and struck out 1,012 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .308. He has 127 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 493 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 86. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 114 hits in 396 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Phillies as a unit have 1,097 base hits, including 236 doubles and 140 homers. Philadelphia has walked 383 times this year and they have struck out on 1,116 occasions. They have had 858 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 530 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +106
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