Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+100) Philadelphia (-125)
Tucker Davidson and the Atlanta Braves (28-29, 2nd in NL East) are headed to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Phillies (28-30, 3rd in NL East). The line on this matchup has the Braves coming in at +100 and the Phillies are at -125. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Tucker Davidson and Zach Eflin.
As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball. They have racked up 277 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .317. The Braves have accumulated 91 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 86 balls out of the park. They have recorded 267 RBI's in addition to 438 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .235. Atlanta has a slugging rate of .430 and have been called out on strikes 537 times, while drawing a walk on 202 occasions.
The Braves have an earned run average of 4.41 on the season (20th in the league), and their staff has struck out 525 batters. They have walked 199 batters and their FIP sits at 4.30 as a unit on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.33. Braves pitchers have yielded 73 long balls and also 280 total runs (21st in the league).
Braves bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 56 times and also have had 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 38 holds so far this season (5th in baseball). The Braves relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 59 save situations. They have accumulated 12 saves for the season and have blown 8 of their 20 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 88 runners over the course of the season and 36.4% of those runners crossed home plate. The Braves have sent 210 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Atlanta Braves have earned a total of 1,507 putouts so far this season, in addition to 524 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which ranks 13th in MLB, and have 409 double plays. The Braves have transformed 68.9% of balls in play into outs in their 4,521 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 20th in professional baseball.
Davidson (0-1 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.55 while he has faced 59 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 9 base hits (6.1 hits per nine innings) and has 10 free passes. His earned run average is 3.38 (5 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.425. Davidson has pitched in 13 innings and has tallied 12 punch outs so far in his career.
Philadelphia has compiled 62 home runs for the year as well as 235 RBIs. They have hit 84 doubles, while walking 188 times and earning 245 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies hold an OBP of .311 in addition to a batting average of .237 for the season. The Phillies have a SLG% of .386 and they have an average of 4.22 runs per contest (19th in MLB). They have been rung up on 582 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have totaled 452 base hits.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.280 with a FIP of 4.10 as a pitching staff this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.02 (532 strikeouts against 176 walks). They rank 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 473. They have given up 72 dingers and they surrender 4.54 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 256 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.24 (239 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 54 save situations, the Phillies have accumulated 27 holds and also 11 blown saves. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 25 save chances and they have walked away with 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 74 times in high leverage situations and also on 52 occasions with base runners. Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 41.3% out of their 80 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 24th in the league holding a save percentage of 56.0%, and they have sent 181 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 53 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in professional baseball). The Phillies have racked up 522 assists, 35 errors and are sitting with 1,521 putouts so far this season. In their 4,563 innings on the diamond, the Phillies have a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (24th in professional baseball).
Eflin (31-38 career mark) has a 4.57 ERA while giving up 9.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.33 and he has faced 2,328 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up 277 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.315 and having a FIP of 4.5. In his pro baseball career, Eflin has surrendered 581 hits while totaling 456 strikeouts in 546 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+100) and over 8.5 runs
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