Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (+106) Phillies (-116)
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies (3-4, 4th in NL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (9-5, 2nd in NL East) on Saturday. The Braves open this contest at +106 while the Phillies are coming in at -116. The total has been set at 10. The pitchers taking the mound will be Bryse Wilson and Jake Arrieta.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/7/2020 Chris Martin RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/5/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/5/2020 Matt Adams DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/4/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
7/23/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/21/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/26/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/3/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 9-5 overall record this season. Wilson has taken the hill for 27 innings and has accumulated 22 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 7.00 (21 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.852. He has given up 34 hits (11.3 hits per nine innings) with 16 walks. Wilson (2-1 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.76 and he has faced 126 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.69 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 105 base hits and 51 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 124. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.47.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .232, good for 17th in the league. The Braves hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .226 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 12 hits this season in 53 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 104. Dansby Swanson is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 54 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Braves have 107 hits, including 29 doubles and 19 home runs. Atlanta has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 152 times as a unit. They have left 86 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 74 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 3-4 overall mark this year. Arrieta (106-76 mark in his career) has a 3.72 earned run average while allowing 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 and he has faced 6,116 hitters in his pro baseball career. In his pro baseball career, Arrieta has allowed 1,275 base knocks while he has totaled 1,322 punchouts in 1,474 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 610 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.212 and a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.89 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .286 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.28. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 63 base knocks and 34 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 15 hitters and struck out 58 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 10th in the league. The Phillies hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .464. He has 5 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .550 with an OPS+ of 184. Didi Gregorius is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 7 hits in 24 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .542. The Phillies as a unit have 54 base hits, including 8 doubles and 10 homers. Philadelphia has walked 34 times this year and they have struck out on 45 occasions. They have had 51 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 35 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies (-116)
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