Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies (17-15, 1st in NL East) head to Truist Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (15-16, 3rd in NL East).
As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 24th in the league. They have accounted for 125 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .298. The Phillies have accounted for 40 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 35 baseballs out of the park. They have 119 runs batted in as well as 232 hits so far this year, and their team batting average comes in at .227. Philadelphia has a slugging rate of .377 and have struck out 319 times, while taking a walk on 94 occasions.
The Phillies have a team ERA of 4.26 over the course of the season (19th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 287 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 89 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.02 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.22 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. Phillies pitchers have conceded 40 long balls in addition to 137 runs in total (17th in MLB).
The Phillies have dispatched 95 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 42 base runners so far this year with 52.4% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 10 saves on the year and have blown 6 of their 16 save opportunities. The Phillies bullpen have earned a save percentage of 62.5% and has come into the game in 32 save situations. The relievers have notched 15 holds this year (17th in MLB). Phillies pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 26 times and also have had 48 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have earned 837 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 270 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which is 4th in MLB, and have 207 double plays. The Phillies have transformed 69.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,511 innings, ranking them 21st in pro baseball.
Nola has pitched in 886 innings and has accounted for 971 K's so far in his career. Nola (61-41 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.38 while going up against 3,643 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.44 (339 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.155. He has allowed 759 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 265 walks.
The Braves have a team slugging percentage of .417 and they tally 4.61 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have put up 48 two-baggers, while getting a free base 110 times and putting up 143 runs. Atlanta has a total of 44 home runs so far this season to go along with 138 runs batted in. They have struck out on 266 instances (19th in the league) and have 232 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have recorded a team on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .232 so far this season.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.393 and have a FIP of 4.62 as a pitching staff for the year. They are currently ranked 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 254. The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 151 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.68 (139 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 (284 strikeouts vs 118 walks). They have allowed 44 home runs and they allow 5.09 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 12 save opportunities and they have recorded 8 saves. They sit at 11th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 112 relievers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have taken the field 52 times in high leverage situations and also on 27 occasions with base runners. Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 24.4% out of their 41 inherited runners. Sitting with 36 save situations, the Braves have 23 holds and 4 blown saves.
Out of their 2,406 innings on the diamond, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 17 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in MLB). The Braves have 272 assists, 14 errors and have earned a total of 802 putouts so far this season.
Ynoa (3-1 mark in his career) has earned a 4.42 ERA while giving up 7.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.64 and he has faced 247 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 29 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.254 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. During his pro baseball career, Ynoa has surrendered 52 hits and he has 58 strikeouts in 59 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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