Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 4/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Philadelphia Phillies head to SunTrust Park on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at +105 and Atlanta at -115. The Phillies have a 7-6-1 over/under mark and a 6-8-0 run line record. The Braves are 9-5-0 against the run line and have a 5-6-3 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 7-6-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-8-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 5-6-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 9-5-0 against the run line
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)
03/29/18 P Tommy Hunter Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/11/18 P Brandon McCarthy Shoulder left last start, is questionable for next start
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 3B Johan Camargo Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 9-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 0.96 this year. He has 19 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 49 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 113 base hits and 49 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 121. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.22.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .230, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .474. He has 14 hits this season in 43 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .581 and an OPS+ of 195. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .422. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 51 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Phillies have 109 hits, including 28 doubles and 16 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 63 times so far this season and they have struck out 134 times as a unit. They have left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 5.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 79 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 8-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.93, Mike Foltynewicz has a 1-1 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 18 strikeouts over the 15.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.88 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 59 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 108 base knocks and 49 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 69 hitters and struck out 135 batters. They give up a walk 4.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Dansby Swanson comes into this matchup batting .357 with an OBP of .390. He has 20 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 56 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 164. Ozzie Albies is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 20 hits in 64 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 179 and a slugging percentage of .703. The Braves as a unit have 135 base hits, including 37 doubles and 16 homers. Atlanta has walked 60 times this year and they have struck out on 113 occasions. They have had 109 men left on base and have an OPS of .801. They have scored 5.86 runs per game and totaled 82 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -115
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