Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies 5/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Luiz Gohara vs. Jake Arrieta
The Atlanta Braves head to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Luiz Gohara for the Braves and Jake Arrieta for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +145 and Philadelphia at -155. The Braves have a 22-21-3 over/under mark and a 27-19-0 run line record. The Phillies are 24-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-22-3 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 22-21-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 27-19-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-22-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 24-21-0 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 28-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luiz Gohara has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.29 and a WHIP of 0.57 this year. He has 5 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He allows 2.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 364 base hits and 163 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 415. 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 3.88.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .428. He has 56 hits this season in 173 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .561 and an OPS+ of 172. Nick Markakis is hitting .341 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 154 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Braves have 427 hits, including 86 doubles and 56 home runs. Atlanta has walked 166 times so far this season and they have struck out 353 times as a unit. They have left 328 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 5.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 243 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 27-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.82, Jake Arrieta has a 3-2 record and a 1.14 WHIP this season. He has 28 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 152 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 3.48. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 355 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 143 hitters and struck out 391 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 18th in the league. The Phillies hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .243 with an OBP of .381. He has 37 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 127. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 47 hits in 169 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Phillies as a unit have 357 base hits, including 69 doubles and 52 homers. Philadelphia has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 436 occasions. They have had 310 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 209 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -155
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