Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 9/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Jake Thompson
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Urena for the Marlins and Jake Thompson for the Phillies.
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Miami opens at -133 while Philadelphia opens at +123. The Marlins have a 73-62-9 over/under record and a 74-70-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 78-66-0 against the run line and have a 66-67-11 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 73-62-9 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 74-70-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 66-67-11 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 78-66-0 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)
08/04/17 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)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
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 Marlins have a 68-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 13-6 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 101 strikeouts over his 147 innings pitched and he's given up 127 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 525 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 498 hitters and walked 233 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,246 base hits and 657 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 536 batters and struck out 1,064. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team Miami is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Marlins hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 166 hits this season in 545 at bats with 109 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 141. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 113 men in 526 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .644. The Marlins have 1,293 hits, including 228 doubles and 171 home runs. Miami has walked 423 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,123 times as a unit. They have left 987 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 663 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 55-89 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.23, Jake Thompson has a 1-2 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 31 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 37 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 468 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,327 base knocks and 666 earned runs this season. They have given up 195 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 458 hitters and struck out 1,125 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .410 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 131 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 454 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 107. Freddy Galvis is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 138 hits in 545 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .385. The Phillies as a unit have 1,227 base hits, including 256 doubles and 152 homers. Philadelphia has walked 423 times this year and they have struck out on 1,247 occasions. They have had 955 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 595 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies +123
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