Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ben Lively vs. Robbie Ray
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ben Lively for the Phillies and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.
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Philadelphia opens at +199 while Arizona opens at -215. The Phillies have a 36-30-5 over/under record and a 34-37-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 41-32-0 against the run line and have a 35-35-3 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 36-30-5 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 34-37-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 35-35-3 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 41-32-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/20/17 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (06/20)
06/11/17 2B Cesar Hernandez Side 10-day DL (06/11)
05/31/17 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (05/31)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
06/19/17 CF Socrates Brito Finger 60-day DL (03/28)
06/06/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 10-day DL (06/03)
05/28/17 CF A.J. Pollock Groin 10-day DL (05/15)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 23-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ben Lively has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 11 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 217 hitters and walked 105 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 678 base hits and 347 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 238 batters and struck out 515. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .243, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 71 hits this season in 277 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 83. Aaron Altherr is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 215 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Phillies have 589 hits, including 132 doubles and 70 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 208 times so far this season and they have struck out 607 times as a unit. They have left 458 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 3.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 46-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.87, Robbie Ray has a 7-3 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 87.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 61 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 235 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 581 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 228 hitters and struck out 684 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 8th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Chris Owings comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .323. He has 73 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 251 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 97. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .448. He has collected 88 hits in 263 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .620. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 673 base hits, including 140 doubles and 99 homers. Arizona has walked 244 times this year and they have struck out on 640 occasions. They have had 494 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.32 runs per game and totaled 388 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -215
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