Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Vince Velasquez and the Philadelphia Phillies (17-15, 1st in NL East) head to Truist Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Atlanta Braves (15-16, 3rd in NL East).
The Phillies have accrued 40 two-baggers as a team and have hit 35 baseballs out of the park. Philadelphia has a slugging % of .377 and have struck out 319 times, while taking a walk on 94 occasions. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are compiling 3.9 runs per outing, which is 24th in the league. They have tallied 119 RBI's and 232 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is at .227. They are sitting with 125 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .298.
Phillies pitchers have relinquished 40 long balls and 137 total runs (17th in the league). They have walked 89 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.02 as a unit this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.22 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Phillies are sitting with a team ERA of 4.26 on the season (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 287 hitters.
The Phillies relievers have a save percentage of 62.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 32 save situations. The relievers have inherited 42 runners for the year with 52.4% of those runners crossed the plate. Phillies relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 26 times as well as having 48 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have dispatched 95 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have 15 holds so far this year (17th in MLB). They have recorded 10 saves on the season and have missed out on 6 of their 16 chances to save the game.
The Phillies have transformed 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,511 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 21st in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies are sitting with 837 putouts thus far, in addition to 270 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which has them sitting 4th in professional baseball, and have 207 double plays.
Velasquez has taken the hill for 575 frames and has 639 K's so far in his career. Velasquez (29-35 career record) has a FIP of 4.39 and he has gone up against 2,481 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.73 (302 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.384. He has given up 564 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 232 walks.
The Braves have a team slugging % of .417 and they have an average of 4.61 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have hit 48 doubles, while getting a free base 110 times as well as scoring 143 runs. Atlanta has compiled 44 long balls this year as well as 138 RBIs. They have been rung up on 266 occasions (19th in the league) and have accounted for 232 hits. The Atlanta Braves have recorded a team on-base percentage of .317 and a team batting average of .232 on the season.
The Atlanta pitching staff have yielded 151 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.68 (139 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 44 long balls and they allow 5.09 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.393 and have a FIP of 4.62 as a staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.41 (284 strikeouts vs 118 free passes). They sit at 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 254.
With 36 save situations, the Braves have amassed 23 holds and 4 blown saves. Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 12 save chances and they have recorded 8 saves. Their relievers have come in 52 times in high leverage situations and also on 27 occasions with base runners. Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 24.4% out of their 41 inherited base runners. They are ranked 11th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 112 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season.
In 2,406 innings on the diamond, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 17 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (5th in baseball). The Braves have 272 assists, 14 errors and have amassed 802 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Anderson has given up 47 base knocks while accumulating 77 punch outs in 65 frames. Anderson (5-3 career record) has a 2.62 earned run average and has conceded 6.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 19 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.148 and having a FIP of 3.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and he has gone up against 276 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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