Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies 9/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Jake Thompson
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Jake Thompson for the Phillies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -235 and Philadelphia at +216. The Dodgers have a 62-77-10 over/under record and a 74-75-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 82-68-0 against the run line and have a 66-71-13 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 62-77-10 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 74-75-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 66-71-13 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 82-68-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 60-day DL (07/28)
07/23/17 P Brandon McCarthy Finger 60-day DL (07/21)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
09/14/17 P Hector Neris Upper Body 60-day DL (09/14)
09/13/17 P Zach Eflin Shoulder 60-day DL (08/22)
09/06/17 2B Pedro Florimon Ankle 60-day DL (09/06)
09/01/17 P Jerad Eickhoff Hand 60-day DL (09/01)
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger 60-day DL (08/11)
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 Dodgers have a 96-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 15-3 record with an earned run average of 2.69 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 144 strikeouts over his 140.1 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 582 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,130 base hits and 507 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 1,439. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .249, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 140 hits this season in 434 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .539 and an OPS+ of 150. Cody Bellinger is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 440 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .602. The Dodgers have 1,250 hits, including 286 doubles and 205 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 600 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,302 times as a unit. They have left 1,064 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 710 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 59-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.46, Jake Thompson has a 2-2 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 36.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 43 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 499 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 498 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,374 base knocks and 691 earned runs this season. They have given up 208 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 479 hitters and struck out 1,207 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .359. He has 137 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 474 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .416 with an OPS+ of 106. Freddy Galvis is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 147 hits in 571 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Phillies as a unit have 1,291 base hits, including 269 doubles and 162 homers. Philadelphia has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out on 1,307 occasions. They have had 1,000 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 634 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -235
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