Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ben Lively vs. R.A. Dickey
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ben Lively for the Phillies and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
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Philadelphia opens at -108 while Atlanta opens at -102. The Phillies have a 32-22-2 over/under record and a 26-30-0 run line mark. The Braves are 30-26-0 against the run line and have a 34-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-22-2 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 26-30-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 34-21-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 30-26-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/03/17 P Joaquin Benoit Knee 10-day DL (06/01)
05/31/17 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (05/31)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/06/17 P Bartolo Colon Oblique 10-day DL (06/06)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-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 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist 10-day DL (05/18)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
05/28/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (02/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 21-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ben Lively has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.29 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 0 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 174 hitters and walked 85 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 521 base hits and 267 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 188 batters and struck out 398. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 65 hits this season in 226 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .416 and an OPS+ of 105. Aaron Altherr is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Phillies have 464 hits, including 105 doubles and 62 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 164 times so far this season and they have struck out 465 times as a unit. They have left 345 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 233 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 24-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.10, R.A. Dickey has a 3-4 record and a 1.62 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 65.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 72 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 168 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 501 base knocks and 260 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 195 hitters and struck out 382 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Brandon Phillips comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .351. He has 53 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 177 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 101. Nick Markakis is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 60 hits in 213 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .362. The Braves as a unit have 515 base hits, including 99 doubles and 56 homers. Atlanta has walked 170 times this year and they have struck out on 422 occasions. They have had 394 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 250 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Phillies -108 and under 2 total runs
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