Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies 5/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon McCarthy vs. Vince Velasquez
The Atlanta Braves head to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Brandon McCarthy for the Braves and Vince Velasquez for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +122 and Philadelphia at -132. The Braves have a 22-20-3 over/under mark and a 27-18-0 run line record. The Phillies are 23-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-21-3 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 22-20-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 27-18-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-21-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 23-21-0 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)
04/29/18 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 28-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.64 this year. He has 38 strikeouts over his 46.1 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 168 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 356 base hits and 160 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 193 batters and struck out 408. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .431. He has 55 hits this season in 169 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 175. Nick Markakis is hitting .343 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .519. The Braves have 422 hits, including 86 doubles and 56 home runs. Atlanta has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 344 times as a unit. They have left 322 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 243 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 26-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.37, Vince Velasquez has a 4-4 record and a 1.31 WHIP this season. He has 55 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 46 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 350 base knocks and 156 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 382 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 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 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .389. He has 37 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 132. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 46 hits in 166 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Phillies as a unit have 349 base hits, including 68 doubles and 50 homers. Philadelphia has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 429 occasions. They have had 303 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 206 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -132
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