Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+125) Atlanta (-145)
Truist Park is the location where the Atlanta Braves (62-41) will attempt to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (55-47) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Phillies at +125 and the Braves are coming in at -145. The over/under is 7.5. The starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler and Charlie Morton.
As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are notching 4.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 6th in the league. They have tallied 476 runs scored and have an OBP of .311. The Phillies have hit 160 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 131 balls out of the park. They have tallied 456 RBI's and 864 hits for the year, while their team batting average sits at .248. Philadelphia has a slugging percentage of .416 and have been called out on strikes 852 times, while drawing a walk on 303 occasions.
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Phillies pitchers have allowed 98 long balls and 418 total runs (9th in the league). They have walked 296 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.67 as a unit this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.21. The Phillies are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.75 so far this year (9th in the league), and they have struck out 904 hitters.
Phillies relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 95 times as well as having 103 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 50 holds for the year (21st in the league). The Phillies relievers have a save percentage of 70.3% and has come into the game in 88 save situations. They have recorded 26 saves on the campaign and have not converted 11 of 37 save chances. The relievers have inherited 140 base runners so far this year and 35.0% of those players crossed home plate. The Phillies have sent 336 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Phillies have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,758 innings, which has them ranked 17th in the majors. The Philadelphia Phillies have a total of 2,586 putouts thus far, in addition to 857 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which has them ranked 9th in the majors, and they have turned 76 double plays.
Wheeler has taken the ball for 1,147 innings and is sitting with 1,148 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 3.44 (438 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.207. He has conceded 1,028 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 357 walks. Wheeler (71-55 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.39 and he has faced 4,773 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Atlanta Braves have an OBP of .312 and a team batting average of .248 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 954 instances (3rd in baseball) and have notched a total of 868 base hits. Atlanta has hit 158 long balls this season and 462 runs batted in. The Braves have a team SLG% of .441 and they earn 4.72 runs per game (5th in the league). They have notched 187 two-baggers, while walking 295 times as well as scoring 486 runs.
The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 406 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.60 (369 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 87 home runs and they allow 3.96 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.221 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.42 as a unit on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 (983 strikeouts against 329 walks). They are sitting at 5th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 798.
Atlanta relievers have an inherited score rate of 36.1% out of 133 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 113 times in high leverage situations and also on 87 occasions with runners on base. With 119 save situations, the Braves have 62 holds and 19 blown saves. They rank 14th in MLB with a save percentage of 65.5%, and they have sent 321 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 55 save chances and they have tallied 36 saves.
In their 7,995 innings on the diamond, the Braves have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (19th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 71 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .989 (3rd in professional baseball). The Braves have accrued 858 assists, 40 errors and have 2,665 putouts for the year.
In his pro baseball career, Morton has surrendered 1,633 base hits while tallying 1,618 strikeouts in 1,735 frames. He has allowed a total of 775 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.297 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and he has faced 7,422 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Morton (112-100 career win-loss record) has a 4.02 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+125)
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