Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 9/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Julio Teheran
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Friday, September 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
Philadelphia opens at +125 while Atlanta opens at -145. The Phillies have a 68-76-7 over/under record and a 72-79-0 run line mark. The Braves are 77-75-0 against the run line and have a 74-73-5 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-76-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 72-79-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 74-73-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 77-75-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
09/19/18 2B Asdrubal Cabrera Calf is questionable Thursday vs Atlanta Braves
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/15/18 P Luiz Gohara Shoulder 60-day DL (09/14)
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 60-day DL (07/31)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
06/22/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 60-day DL (04/18)
06/22/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 60-day DL (06/20)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 78-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 7-13 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.30 this year. He has 181 strikeouts over his 154.1 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 533 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,260 base hits and 596 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 454 batters and struck out 1,370. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .237, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 144 hits this season in 567 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .360 and an OPS+ of 93. Odubel Herrera is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 520 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Phillies have 1,206 hits, including 229 doubles and 179 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 541 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,412 times as a unit. They have left 1,047 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 650 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 84-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Julio Teheran has a 9-8 record and a 1.19 WHIP this season. He has 152 strikeouts over the 163.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 115 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 520 batters and walked 256 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,181 base knocks and 578 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 593 hitters and struck out 1,328 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .369. He has 180 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 593 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 121. Freddie Freeman is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 182 hits in 586 at bats while driving in 92 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Braves as a unit have 1,361 base hits, including 298 doubles and 171 homers. Atlanta has walked 478 times this year and they have struck out on 1,194 occasions. They have had 1,079 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 719 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -145
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