Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 4/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+110) Atlanta (-167)
Truist Park is the site where Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (2-4, 4th in NL East) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (5-1, 1st in NL East) on Friday. The line on this contest has the Phillies coming in at +110 and the Braves are at -167. The total is set at 8. The men taking the mound will be Zack Wheeler and Charlie Morton.
The Phillies have hit 11 doubles as a team and have hit 5 balls out of the stadium. Philadelphia has a slugging % of .405 and have been called out on strikes 62 times, while taking a walk on 20 occasions. As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 14th in baseball. They have amassed 23 RBI's as well as 51 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate sits at .262. They have notched a total of 26 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .348.
Phillies pitchers have surrendered 4 home runs and 16 total runs (28th in the league). They have walked 20 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.19 as a unit this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.05. The Phillies are sitting with a team earned run average of 2.62 this year (4th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 62 batters.
The Phillies have dispatched 19 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 8 base runners for the year with 37.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 2 saves so far this year. The Phillies relievers have accumulated a save rate of 100% and has come into the game in 2 save situations. Phillies relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 4 times as well as having 7 appearances in high leverage chances.
Wheeler (49-40 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.64 while facing 3,493 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 768 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 286 walks. His ERA is 3.67 (337 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.274. Wheeler has pitched in 827 innings and has accumulated 789 punch outs so far in his career.
The Braves have a team slugging % of .319 and they are recording 2.83 runs per game (28th in MLB). They have notched 6 doubles, while walking 14 times as well as scoring 17 runs. Atlanta has a total of 7 home runs this year to go along with 15 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 64 instances (8th in the league) and have earned a total of 31 hits. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .234 in addition to a team batting average of .170 over the course of the season.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.441 and have a FIP of 3.20 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.77 (61 strikeouts vs 22 walks). They are sitting at 13th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 46. They have surrendered 3 home runs and they surrender 4.00 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 21 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.43 (18 earned runs given up).
Atlanta has called on relievers to take the mound in 3 save chances and they have walked away with 2 saves. They are ranked 11th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 23 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 16 times in high leverage situations and on 4 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score rate of 0% out of 8 inherited base runners. With 7 save situations, the Braves have accumulated 4 holds and 1 blown save.
During his pro baseball career, Morton has given up 1,408 hits while he has earned 1,281 strikeouts in 1,444 innings pitched. Morton (93-90 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.09 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 656 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.335 and having a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.46 and he has gone up against 6,222 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-167)
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