Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies 9/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Mark Leiter
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Mark Leiter for the Phillies.
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Los Angeles opens at -121 while Philadelphia opens at +111. The Dodgers have a 63-77-10 over/under record and a 74-76-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 83-68-0 against the run line and have a 67-71-13 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 63-77-10 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 74-76-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 67-71-13 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 83-68-0 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 96-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 134 strikeouts over his 128.1 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 584 hitters and walked 165 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 3.42. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,138 base hits and 512 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 416 batters and struck out 1,448. 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 .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .415. He has 142 hits this season in 438 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .539 and an OPS+ of 150. Cody Bellinger is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 444 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .601. The Dodgers have 1,259 base hits, including 287 doubles and 206 homers. Los Angeles has walked 602 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,311 times as a team. They have left 1,071 runners on base and have a team OPS of .769. They tally 4.72 runs per contest and have totaled 712 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 60-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.93, Mark Leiter has a 3-6 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 80.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 77 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 503 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 499 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,383 base knocks and 693 earned runs this season. They have given up 209 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 481 hitters and struck out 1,216 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
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 .360. He has 138 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 477 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 106. Freddy Galvis is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 147 hits in 575 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Phillies as a unit have 1,299 base hits, including 271 doubles and 163 homers. Philadelphia has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out on 1,316 occasions. They have had 1,006 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 640 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies +111
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