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Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/22/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/22/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

The Atlanta Braves (47-26) and Philadelphia Phillies (38-35) will play in the opening MLB game of the day on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. The best record in the National League is held by the Braves (47-26), who are currently on a seven-game winning streak. Tuesday, Spencer Strider (8-2) defeated Philadelphia on the road 4-2 by fanning eight hitters in six innings. Matt Olson and Austin Riley hit a home run for the Braves.

The Braves right-hander Bryce Elder, 24, will make his 15th start of the year (5-1, 2.60 ERA). In his previous start against Colorado at home, Elder (6 IP) gave up only four hits and one run while earning a comfortable 10-2 victory.

The Braves collected 128 doubles and hit 128 baseballs into the stands. Atlanta’s slugging percentage is.479, and the team has been struck out 604 times while walking 247 times. The Atlanta Braves rank third in the league with 5.5 runs scored per game. They had 671 hits overall and 385 RBIs, while their batting average was 269 for the season. They scored 399 runs, and they had an on-base percentage of.339

Their pitching staff has a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.98. Pitchers for the Braves allowed 297 runs and 77 long balls, ranking 6th in the league. Atlanta surrendered 270 earned runs and 598 hits (8.3 per nine innings). The Braves staff has struck out 692 hitters this season, ranking them fourth in the league with a team ERA of 3.74. They gave up 232 walks to opposing batters this season, and as a team, they have a 3.91 FIP.

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/22/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Philadelphia Phillies have won 19 of their first 31 home games, yet they are nine full games behind Atlanta in the NL East. Philadelphia’s hitters combined to go 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position during Tuesday’s home defeat, leaving eight men on base. The Phillies’ (38-35) six-game winning run was broken by Brandon Marsh, who had three singles and scored a run.

Thirty-year-old right-hander Taijuan Walker (7-3, 4.31 ERA) made significant progress after a tough start to his time in Philadelphia. Walker’s previous three outings were victories for the Phillies, and in his past 20 innings of work, he only gave up one run.

The Phillies rank 17th in MLB with an average of 4.41 runs per game and a slugging percentage of.419 overall. They scored 322 runs, walked 224 times, and hit 137 doubles. This season, Philadelphia has driven in 307 runs and hit in 78 home homers. They have 650 base hits and have been hit by pitches 670 times (8th in the league). The Philadelphia Phillies finished the season with a team OBP of.322 and a batting average of.259.

The pitching staff for Philadelphia has given up 337 runs so far this season and has a collective ERA of 4.32 (308 earned runs allowed). They allowed 4.73 runs per nine innings, ranking them 17th in MLB, and they allowed 77 home runs. As of this time in the season, the Phillies’ staff has a 3.93 FIP and a team WHIP of 1.274. Their ratio of walks to strikeouts is 9.30 (663 strikeouts to 220 free passes). With 597 total hits surrendered, their pitching staff is ranked 10th in MLB.

The Phillies have had 66 save opportunities, with 37 holds and 8 missed saves. Philadelphia’s bullpen relievers had 29 opportunities to rescue the game, but they only managed 21. They used bullpen pitchers 60 times with runners on base and 74 times in high-stakes situations. Of 93 inherited base runners, Philadelphia’s relievers have a 37.6% inherited scoring percentage. They¬†have sent 245 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season, placing them fourth in MLB with a save percentage of 72.4%.

The Phillies have a 68.8% defensive efficiency in 5,772 innings of play, which ranks them 17th in MLB. The Philadelphia Phillies recorded 39 double plays and have the 12th-best fielding percentage in the majors (.987). Over the course of the season, the Phillies recorded 1,924 putouts, 603 assists, and 34 mistakes.

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB pick for this game is the Philadelphia Phillies. SP – Atlanta Max Fried (shoulder) aims to make a comeback around the All-Star Break after progressing to bullpen sessions. Atlanta is first in OPS and third, in runs scored through 74 games. Philadelphia is ranked 18th in runs scored and 12th in OPS for the season. Count on the Phillies to triumph at home. Philadelphia Phillies will win 5-4 in the final score.

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023


MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -115

MLB Totals: 9.5


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