Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 6/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+105) Philadelphia (-132)
Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (29-29, 2nd in NL East) are headed to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (28-31, 3rd in NL East). The Phillies open this matchup at -132 while the Braves are coming in at +105. The total is set at 7. The men taking the mound will be Ian Anderson and Zack Wheeler.
As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 8th in baseball. They have a total of 277 runs and have an on-base percentage of .317. The Braves have tallied 91 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 86 balls out of the park. They have 267 RBI's in addition to 438 hits for the season, and their team batting average sits at .235. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .430 and have been called out on strikes 537 times, while drawing a walk on 202 occasions.
The Braves are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.41 this year (20th in baseball), and they have struck out 525 hitters. They have walked 199 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.33. Braves pitchers have given up 73 home runs and also 280 runs in total (21st in baseball).
Braves pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 56 times as well as having 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 38 holds on the campaign (5th in MLB). The Braves relievers have earned a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 59 save situations. They have accumulated 12 saves so far this season and have missed out on 8 out of their 20 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 88 runners over the course of the season with 36.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Braves have dispatched 210 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Atlanta Braves have earned a total of 1,507 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 524 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them ranked 13th in baseball, and they have turned 409 double plays. The Braves have turned 68.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,521 innings, which has them sitting 20th in MLB.
Anderson has taken the ball for 91 innings and has totaled 106 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.04 (31 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.178. He has given up 69 hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 39 walks. Anderson (7-5 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.22 while he has faced 387 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .237 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 582 occasions (3rd in the league) and are sitting with 452 hits. Philadelphia has tallied 62 home runs so far this season and 235 RBIs. The Phillies have a SLG% of .386 and they are scoring 4.22 runs per contest (19th in MLB). They have tallied 84 two-baggers, while taking a walk 188 times and racking up 245 runs.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.280 with a FIP of 4.10 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.02 (532 strikeouts against 176 walks). They rank 20th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 473. They have surrendered 72 long balls and they relinquish 4.54 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 256 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.24 (239 earned runs yielded).
With 54 save situations, the Phillies have accrued 27 holds and 11 blown saves. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 25 save opportunities and they have tallied 14 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 74 times in high leverage situations and on 52 occasions with runners on base. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score percentage of 41.3% out of their 80 inherited base runners. They sit at 24th in baseball with a save percentage of 56.0%, and they have sent 181 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 53 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in pro baseball). The Phillies have accrued 522 assists, 35 errors and have earned a total of 1,521 putouts on the campaign. In 4,563 innings on the field, the Phillies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (24th in the majors).
Wheeler (52-43 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.59 earned run average and has surrendered 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.89 and he has faced 3,790 batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 360 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.252 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. Thus far in his career, Wheeler has surrendered 826 base knocks while he has accumulated 879 strikeouts in 902 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-132)
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