Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
The Atlanta Braves (88-55) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (80-62) at Truist Park on Friday. The expected starting pitchers will be Ranger Suarez and Max Fried.
Philadelphia has a slugging percentage of .427 and have been called out on strikes 1,181 times, while taking a walk on 413 occasions. They have recorded 643 runs batted in as well as 1,232 hits this season, and their batting average is sitting at .255. The Phillies have hit 227 doubles as a team and have hit 182 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 669 runs and have an OBP of .318. As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in MLB.
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Phillies pitchers have given up 128 home runs and 590 runs (11th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 404 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.57 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. The Phillies have an ERA of 3.86 on the season (12th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,247 hitters.
The Phillies relievers have earned a save rate of 70.9% and has entered the game in 137 save situations. The relievers have inherited 179 runners on the campaign with 33.5% of them crossed home plate. Phillies relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 118 times and also have had 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have dispatched 457 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have earned 81 holds on the season (9th in MLB). They have earned 39 saves on the season and have blown 16 of their 55 chances to save the game.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 3,721 putouts for the season, as well as 1,215 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which has them ranked 6th in the majors, and have earned 112 double plays. The Phillies have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,163 innings, which has them sitting at 21st in professional baseball.
Suarez has taken the mound for 308 frames and has accounted for 275 K's in his career. His earned run average is 3.07 (105 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.263. He has given up 284 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 105 free passes. Suarez (24-13 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.53 while he has gone up against 1,288 batters during his time in the majors.
The Braves hold a team slugging percentage of .443 and they score 4.93 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have put up 263 doubles, while getting a free base 416 times as well as putting up 705 runs. Atlanta has accumulated 215 HRs for the season and 674 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,319 occasions (3rd in MLB) and are sitting with 1,232 base knocks. The Atlanta Braves have an OBP of .317 and a team batting average of .253 this year.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.193 with a FIP of 3.46 as a staff so far this year. They rank 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,083. The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 546 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.50 (497 earned runs allowed). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.12 (1,381 strikeouts vs 442 free passes). They have given up 131 home runs and they allow 3.84 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.2% out of 177 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 162 times in high leverage situations and on 120 occasions with base runners. With 168 save situations, the Braves have recorded 92 holds and 26 blown saves. They rank 16th in baseball with a save rate of 64.4%, and they have sent 448 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. Atlanta has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 73 save opportunities and they have come away with 47 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 96 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in pro baseball). The Braves have accrued 1,202 assists, 62 errors and are sitting with 3,760 putouts this season. In 11,280 innings on the field, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (11th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Fried has conceded 554 hits while totaling 602 punch outs in 616 innings. Fried (53-24 career mark) holds a 3.11 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 213 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.170 and a FIP of 3.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.60 and he has gone up against 2,526 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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