Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 9/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Philadelphia Phillies head to SunTrust Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Phillies and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at +126 and Atlanta at -146. The Phillies have a 69-76-7 over/under mark and a 72-80-0 run line record. The Braves are 78-75-0 against the run line and have a 75-73-5 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 69-76-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 72-80-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 75-73-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 78-75-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
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 78-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 133 strikeouts over his 164.2 innings pitched and he's given up 155 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 494 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 537 hitters and walked 200 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 3.99. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,270 base hits and 604 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 460 batters and struck out 1,377. 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 3.79.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .237, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 134 hits this season in 524 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 95. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 570 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .360. The Phillies have 1,212 hits, including 229 doubles and 179 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 543 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,422 times as a unit. They have left 1,051 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 653 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 85-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.90, Mike Foltynewicz has a 11-10 record and a 1.13 WHIP this season. He has 188 strikeouts over the 170.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 127 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 482 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 523 batters and walked 256 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,187 base knocks and 581 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 595 hitters and struck out 1,338 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 3.98.
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 .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .390. He has 184 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 591 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 141. Nick Markakis is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 181 hits in 596 at bats while driving in 93 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Braves as a unit have 1,371 base hits, including 301 doubles and 171 homers. Atlanta has walked 484 times this year and they have struck out on 1,201 occasions. They have had 1,086 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 727 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves -146
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