Oakland Athletics at Philadelphia Phillies 9/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 15, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Mark Leiter
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, September 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Daniel Mengden for the Athletics and Mark Leiter for the Phillies.
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Oakland opens at +101 while Philadelphia opens at -111. The Athletics have a 80-61-4 over/under record and a 77-68-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 79-66-0 against the run line and have a 66-67-12 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 80-61-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 77-68-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 66-67-12 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 79-66-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/26/17 P Paul Blackburn Wrist 60-day DL (08/23)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 60-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
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 Athletics have a 64-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Mengden has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 7.07 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 7 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 471 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 470 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,301 base hits and 680 earned runs. They have allowed 190 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 453 batters and struck out 1,075. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 139 hits this season in 508 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .439 and an OPS+ of 113. Khris Davis is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 101 men in 516 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Athletics have 1,199 hits, including 272 doubles and 208 home runs. Oakland has walked 517 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,341 times as a unit. They have left 966 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 658 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 56-89 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.84, Mark Leiter has a 3-5 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 74.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 70 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 471 batters and walked 198 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 1,340 base knocks and 674 earned runs this season. They have given up 197 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 462 hitters and struck out 1,137 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 .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .360. He has 131 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 455 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 107. Freddy Galvis is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .305. He has collected 139 hits in 552 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .382. The Phillies as a unit have 1,244 base hits, including 262 doubles and 154 homers. Philadelphia has walked 431 times this year and they have struck out on 1,257 occasions. They have had 970 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 604 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +101
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