Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 4/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Brandon McCarthy
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Brandon McCarthy for the Braves.
Philadelphia opens at +110 while Atlanta opens at -120. The Phillies have a 7-7-1 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark. The Braves are 10-5-0 against the run line and have a 5-7-3 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 7-7-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 5-7-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 10-5-0 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 "?" 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 9-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.37 this year. He has 17 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 50 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 117 base hits and 51 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 45 batters and struck out 124. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.22.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .228, good for 24th in the league. The Phillies hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .341 with an on-base percentage of .508. He has 15 hits this season in 44 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .614 and an OPS+ of 213. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .415. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Phillies have 115 hits, including 29 doubles and 17 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 69 times so far this season and they have struck out 145 times as a unit. They have left 101 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 80 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 9-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Brandon McCarthy has a 2-0 record and a 1.29 WHIP this season. He has 12 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 61 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.27. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 114 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 146 batters. They give up a walk 4.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Dansby Swanson comes into this matchup batting .339 with an OBP of .371. He has 20 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 59 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 151. Ozzie Albies is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 22 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 184 and a slugging percentage of .701. The Braves as a unit have 139 base hits, including 37 doubles and 16 homers. Atlanta has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 116 occasions. They have had 111 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.6 runs per game and totaled 84 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +110
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