Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+110) Philadelphia (-135)
Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies (28-30, 3rd in NL East) play the Atlanta Braves (28-29, 2nd in NL East) at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday. The Braves open this matchup at +110 while the Phillies are coming in at -135. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Drew Smyly and Aaron Nola.
As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 8th in MLB. They have racked up 277 runs and have an on-base percentage of .317. The Braves have accrued 91 doubles as a squad and have hit 86 balls out of the park. They have compiled 267 runs batted in and 438 hits for the season, while their average at the plate 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.
Braves pitchers have conceded 73 home runs and also 280 total runs (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 199 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.30 as a team over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.33. The Braves are sitting with a team ERA of 4.41 on the year (21st in the league), and the staff has rung up 525 batters.
Braves pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 56 times as well as having 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 38 holds on the year (5th in MLB). The Braves relievers have a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 59 save situations. They have compiled 12 saves for the year and have not converted 8 out of their 20 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 88 base runners this year with 36.4% of them crossed the plate. The Braves have sent 210 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Braves have converted 68.9% of balls in play into outs in their 4,521 innings, ranking them 20th in pro baseball. The Atlanta Braves have notched a total of 1,507 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 524 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them sitting 12th in pro baseball, and have a total of 409 double plays.
Smyly has thrown 757 innings and is sitting with 757 punch outs in his MLB career. Smyly (37-38 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.28 while he has faced 3,179 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.24 (357 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.265. He has allowed 717 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 241 walks.
Philadelphia has accumulated 62 HRs for the season and 235 RBIs. They have hit 84 doubles, while taking a walk 188 times as well as earning 245 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies are sitting with an on-base percentage of .311 and a team batting average of .237 for the season. The Phillies have a team slugging % of .386 and they average 4.22 runs per outing (19th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 582 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have recorded 452 hits.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have yielded 256 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.24 (239 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 72 homers and they relinquish 4.54 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Phillies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.280 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.02 (532 strikeouts vs 176 walks). They are currently ranked 21st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 473.
Sitting with 54 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 27 holds and also 11 blown saves. Philadelphia has called on relievers to take the mound in 25 save chances and they have come away with 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 74 times in high leverage situations and on 52 occasions with base runners. Philadelphia relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.3% out of 80 inherited runners. They sit at 24th in MLB with a save percentage of 56.0%, and they have sent 181 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 53 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in pro baseball). The Phillies have recorded 522 assists, 35 errors and have earned 1,521 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 4,563 innings on the diamond, the Phillies have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (24th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Nola has given up 790 hits while totaling 1,000 strikeouts in 913 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 355 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.164 and a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.66 and he has faced 3,758 hitters in his career. Nola (62-44 career record) has earned a 3.50 ERA while allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+110) and over 7.5 runs
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