Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies 5/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 21, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Nick Pivetta
The Atlanta Braves visit Citizens Bank Park on Monday, May 21, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +115 and Philadelphia at -125. The Braves have a 21-20-3 over/under record and a 27-17-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 23-20-0 against the run line and have a 20-20-3 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 21-20-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 27-17-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-20-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 23-20-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/18/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
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)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Victor Arano Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/29)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 27-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 57 strikeouts over his 47 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 164 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 344 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 400. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .265, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .341 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 60 hits this season in 176 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 158. Freddie Freeman is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .427. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 164 at bats. His OPS+ is 173 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Braves have 410 hits, including 86 doubles and 56 home runs. Atlanta has walked 159 times so far this season and they have struck out 337 times as a unit. They have left 314 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 233 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 26-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Nick Pivetta has a 3-2 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 46 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 148 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 340 base knocks and 151 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 141 hitters and struck out 374 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Phillies hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .392. He has 46 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 163 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 132. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 36 hits in 144 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Phillies as a unit have 347 base hits, including 68 doubles and 49 homers. Philadelphia has walked 179 times this year and they have struck out on 415 occasions. They have had 299 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 205 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -125
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