Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Anibal Sanchez
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Anibal Sanchez for the Braves.
Philadelphia opens at +15 while Atlanta opens at -125. The Phillies have a 70-76-7 over/under record and a 73-80-0 run line mark. The Braves are 78-76-0 against the run line and have a 76-73-5 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 70-76-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 73-80-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 76-73-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 78-76-0 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 78-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 16-5 record with an earned run average of 2.44 and a WHIP of 0.98 this year. He has 210 strikeouts over his 199.1 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 499 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 540 hitters and walked 203 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,279 base hits and 610 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 464 batters and struck out 1,384. 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 3.80.
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. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 146 hits this season in 574 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .364 and an OPS+ of 94. Odubel Herrera is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 526 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .426. The Phillies have 1,219 hits, including 230 doubles and 180 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 546 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,429 times as a unit. They have left 1,055 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 658 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 86-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.01, Anibal Sanchez has a 6-6 record and a 1.10 WHIP this season. He has 127 strikeouts over the 125.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 525 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 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,194 base knocks and 586 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 598 hitters and struck out 1,345 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. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .369. He has 182 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 600 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 121. Freddie Freeman is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 185 hits in 594 at bats while driving in 93 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .508. The Braves as a unit have 1,380 base hits, including 302 doubles and 172 homers. Atlanta has walked 488 times this year and they have struck out on 1,208 occasions. They have had 1,093 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 733 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +015
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