Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies 4/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 27, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Aaron Nola
The Atlanta Braves head to Citizens Bank Park on Friday, April 27, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +147 and Philadelphia at -157. The Braves have a 10-10-3 over/under mark and a 13-10-0 run line record. The Phillies are 10-13-0 against the run line and have a 10-10-3 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 10-10-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 13-10-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 10-10-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 10-13-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/18/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg 10-day DL (04/18)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 C Tyler Flowers Oblique 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 13-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.41 this year. He has 27 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 91 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 184 base hits and 88 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 118 batters and struck out 217. They have walked 4.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 28 hits this season in 99 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .606 and an OPS+ of 156. Dansby Swanson is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 91 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .495. The Braves have 218 hits, including 52 doubles and 25 home runs. Atlanta has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 193 times as a unit. They have left 171 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 127 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 15-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.30, Aaron Nola has a 2-1 record and a 0.93 WHIP this season. He has 24 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 79 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.13. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 73 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 70 hitters and struck out 200 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.39.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .431. He has 26 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 83 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 144. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .484. He has collected 23 hits in 71 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 200 and a slugging percentage of .592. The Phillies as a unit have 178 base hits, including 38 doubles and 20 homers. Philadelphia has walked 103 times this year and they have struck out on 238 occasions. They have had 154 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 115 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -157
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