Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies 7/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Nick Pivetta
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Charlie Morton for the Astros and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
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Houston opens at -155 while Philadelphia opens at +145. The Astros have a 52-39-7 over/under record and a 57-41-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 51-45-0 against the run line and have a 43-46-7 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 52-39-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 57-41-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 43-46-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 51-45-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb 10-day DL (07/18)
07/15/17 P Will Harris Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80 game suspension
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
07/17/17 CF Aaron Altherr Hamstring 10-day DL (07/15)
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 60-day DL (06/23)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 65-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 83 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 422 hitters and walked 122 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 776 base hits and 394 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 310 batters and struck out 995. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team Houston is hitting .291, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .502 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.2 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .358 with an on-base percentage of .424. He has 134 hits this season in 374 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 173. George Springer is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 366 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .593. The Astros have 997 hits, including 217 doubles and 163 home runs. Houston has walked 320 times so far this season and they have struck out 666 times as a unit. They have left 676 men on base and have a team OPS of .858. They score 5.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 581 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 34-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.58, Nick Pivetta has a 3-5 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 69 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 301 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 865 base knocks and 436 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 310 hitters and struck out 741 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 23rd in the league. The Phillies hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .303. He has 91 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 359 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 90. Odubel Herrera is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 98 hits in 362 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Phillies as a unit have 806 base hits, including 173 doubles and 99 homers. Philadelphia has walked 290 times this year and they have struck out on 824 occasions. They have had 627 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.01 runs per game and totaled 385 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -155
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