Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies 7/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Aaron Nola
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
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Houston opens at -121 while Philadelphia opens at +111. The Astros have a 53-39-7 over/under record and a 58-41-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 51-46-0 against the run line and have a 44-46-7 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 53-39-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 58-41-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 44-46-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 51-46-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/25/17 CF George Springer Quad is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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 66-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 107 strikeouts over his 107.2 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 429 hitters and walked 124 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 786 base hits and 398 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 314 batters and struck out 1006. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team Houston is hitting .293, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .505 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .358, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.3 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .365 with an on-base percentage of .431. He has 138 hits this season in 378 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 178. George Springer is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 368 at bats. His OPS+ is 167 while his slugging percentage is at .590. The Astros have 1015 hits, including 222 doubles and 165 home runs. Houston has walked 326 times so far this season and they have struck out 672 times as a unit. They have left 686 men on base and have a team OPS of .863. They score 6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 594 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 34-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Aaron Nola has a 7-6 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 93.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 82 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 322 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 306 batters and walked 135 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 883 base knocks and 446 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 316 hitters and struck out 747 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Phillies hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .301. He has 91 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 361 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 89. Odubel Herrera is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 100 hits in 365 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .441. The Phillies as a unit have 816 base hits, including 176 doubles and 99 homers. Philadelphia has walked 294 times this year and they have struck out on 835 occasions. They have had 636 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.01 runs per game and totaled 389 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies +111
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