Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 8/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Nicolino vs. Zach Eflin
The Miami Marlins head to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Nicolino for the Marlins and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
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The odds for this matchup have Miami at -166 and Philadelphia at +156. The Marlins have a 62-53-7 over/under mark and a 68-54-0 run line record. The Phillies are 63-59-0 against the run line and have a 55-58-9 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 62-53-7 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 68-54-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 55-58-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 63-59-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/16/17 P Jarl?n Garcia Bicep 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 P Chris O'Grady Oblique 10-day DL (08/08)
08/07/17 1B Justin Bour Oblique 10-day DL (07/25)
08/04/17 P Edinson Volquez Knee 10-day DL (07/06)
07/29/17 P Nick Wittgren Elbow 10-day DL (07/27)
07/25/17 SS J.T. Riddle Shoulder 10-day DL (07/25)
07/18/17 3B Martin Prado Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
05/06/17 P Wei-Yin Chen Arm 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/18/17 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 LF Daniel Nava Back 10-day DL (08/12)
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger 10-day DL (08/11)
08/08/17 C Andrew Knapp Hand 10-day DL (08/04)
08/05/17 CF Aaron Altherr Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04)
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 Marlins have a 60-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Nicolino has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.73. He has 17 strikeouts over his 30.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 412 hitters and walked 198 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,040 base hits and 542 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 457 batters and struck out 905. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Miami is hitting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Marlins hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 142 hits this season in 464 at bats with 93 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .539 and an OPS+ of 138. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 97 men in 447 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .644. The Marlins have 1,106 hits, including 200 doubles and 146 home runs. Miami has walked 354 times so far this season and they have struck out 935 times as a unit. They have left 830 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 571 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 45-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.16, Zach Eflin has a 1-5 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 79 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 393 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,120 base knocks and 555 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 395 hitters and struck out 947 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 24th in the league. The Phillies hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .350. He has 105 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 371 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 101. Freddy Galvis is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .307. He has collected 121 hits in 467 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Phillies as a unit have 1,031 base hits, including 221 doubles and 124 homers. Philadelphia has walked 365 times this year and they have struck out on 1,049 occasions. They have had 823 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 3.99 runs per game and totaled 487 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins -166
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