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    Two of MLB’s top hitters face off when the Philadelphia Phillies (38-35) and the Atlanta Braves (47-26) play at 6:40 PM ET on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. Nicholas Castellanos has a .315 batting average (fifth in MLB) for the favored Phillies (-125), while Ronald Acuna Jr. ranks third in MLB action hitting .327 this season for the underdog Braves (+106). Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola and Atlanta’s AJ Smith-Shawver pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Phillies vs. Braves

    • Game Day: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
    Phillies vs Braves Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Phillies -125 9

    How Do I Watch the Phillies vs. the Braves?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Phillies Stats & Trends

    Phillies Batting

    • The Phillies rank 20th in MLB play with 78 total home runs.
    • Philadelphia’s .259 batting average is eighth-best in the majors.
    • The Phillies are 14th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .322.
    • Philadelphia strikes out 9.2 times per game to rank 23rd in MLB.
    • The Phillies average one home run per home game this season (32 total at home).
    • Philadelphia is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .409 in home contests.
    • The team is batting .258 with 265 hits (8.5 per game) at home this season.

    Phillies Key Batters

    • Castellanos leads Philadelphia with 88 hits and an OBP of .360, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .491. He’s batting .315.
    • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks fifth, his on-base percentage ranks 31st, and he is 30th in slugging.
    • Castellanos will look for his eighth straight game with a hit in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .317 with three doubles, a home run, three walks and eight RBI.
    • Kyle Schwarber is hitting .191 with seven doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 53 walks, while slugging .454 with an on-base percentage of .333.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he is 155th in batting average, 75th in on-base percentage and 60th in slugging percentage.
    • Schwarber has picked up a hit in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .381 with a double, two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
    • Bryson Stott has collected 83 base hits, an OBP of .333 and a slugging percentage of .427 this season.
    • Alec Bohm is batting .263 with a .313 OBP and 45 RBI for Philadelphia this season.

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves have hit 128 homers to lead Major League Baseball this season.
    • Atlanta ranks second in MLB with a .269 team batting average.
    • The Braves have an OBP of .339 this season, which ranks second in MLB.
    • Atlanta has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the 10th-best strikeout rate (8.3 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.9 home runs per game in their 34 road contests this season.
    • Atlanta has a team slugging percentage of .480 in away games this season with 124 extra-base hits.
    • In 34 road games this season, they have a batting average of .261 while averaging 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna has 96 hits with a .403 on-base percentage and a .558 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Braves. He’s batting .327.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he ranks third in batting average, while his on-base percentage is sixth and he is fifth in slugging.
    • Acuna brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .222 with five walks and two RBI.
    • Ozzie Albies is hitting .268 with 13 doubles, a triple, 17 home runs and 20 walks. He’s slugging .504 with an on-base percentage of .320.
    • His batting average ranks 58th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 101st, and he is 20th in slugging.
    • Matt Olson is batting .233 with 12 doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Sean Murphy is hitting .287 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 25 walks.

    Phillies vs. Braves Probable Pitchers

    Aaron Nola (PHI) Pitcher AJ Smith-Shawver (ATL)
    6 – 5 W/L 1 – 0
    94.2 IP 13.1
    4.66 ERA 2.03
    1.099 WHIP 0.975
    8.8 K/9 7.4
    2.3 BB/9 2.7

    Phillies vs. Braves Injury Updates

    • Phillies: Seranthony Domínguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Noah Song: 60 Day IL (Back), Rhys Hoskins: 60 Day IL (Acl)
    • Braves: Dylan Lee: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jesse Chávez: 15 Day IL (Shin), Max Fried: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Murphy: day-to-day (Hamstring)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Phillies and Braves (Last 10 Games)

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