Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
The Philadelphia Phillies (80-64) are en route to Truist Park on Sunday where they will try to beat the Atlanta Braves (89-55). The men taking the mound are Bailey Falter and Spencer Strider.
The Phillies have compiled 229 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 185 balls out of the park. Philadelphia owns a slugging percentage of .426 and have been called out on strikes 1,193 times, while drawing a walk on 418 occasions. As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have 648 runs batted in and 1,246 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is .255. They have 674 runs while holding a team OBP of .318.
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The Phillies have compiled a team earned run average of 3.89 for the year (14th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,259 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. Phillies pitchers have given up 132 long balls and 602 runs in total (12th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 414 opposing players and their FIP is 3.60 as a team this season.
The Phillies have dispatched 462 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 181 base runners so far this season with 34.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 39 saves over the course of the season and have blown 17 of their 56 save chances. The Phillies bullpen have a save percentage of 69.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 139 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 82 holds so far this season (9th in the league). Phillies relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 119 times as well as having 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have 3,823 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,244 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which has them sitting 4th in baseball, and have accumulated 112 double plays. The Phillies have turned 69.1% of balls in play into outs in their 11,469 innings, which has them sitting 21st in the majors.
Falter has taken the mound for 102 innings and has accumulated 93 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 4.40 (50 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.163. He has allowed 100 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 19 free passes. Falter (7-4 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.52 and he has faced 423 hitters in the majors.
Atlanta has compiled 217 home runs this year as well as 681 runs batted in. They have 265 doubles, while getting a free base 421 times and recording 712 runs. The Atlanta Braves hold an on-base percentage of .318 and a batting average of .253 this season. The Braves hold a team SLG% of .444 and they score 4.94 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have struck out on 1,327 occasions (3rd in the league) and have a total of 1,239 hits.
The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 548 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.49 (499 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 133 home runs and they surrender 3.83 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.192 with a FIP of 3.47 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 (1,386 strikeouts against 445 bases on balls). They are sitting at 4th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,089.
Atlanta has had relievers enter the contest in 73 save chances and they have tallied 47 saves. They rank 16th in MLB with a save percentage of 64.4%, and they have sent 452 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 162 times in high leverage situations and on 121 occasions with base runners. Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.0% of 178 inherited runners. With 168 save situations, the Braves have accrued 92 holds and 26 blown saves.
In 11,586 innings on the diamond, the Braves have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (11th in baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 98 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in professional baseball). The Braves have recorded 1,236 assists, 63 errors and have accumulated 3,862 putouts this year.
During his career, Strider has given up 87 hits while totaling 192 strikeouts in 128 innings. He has surrendered a total of 39 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.016 and a FIP of 1.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.47 and he has faced 514 batters thus far in his career. Strider (11-5 record in his career) holds a 2.74 ERA while giving up 6.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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