Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins 8/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ben Lively vs. Odrisamer Despaigne
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ben Lively for the Phillies and Odrisamer Despaigne for the Marlins.
Philadelphia opens at +145 while Miami opens at -161. The Phillies have a 59-61-10 over/under record and a 68-62-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 72-59-0 against the run line and have a 68-56-7 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-61-10 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-62-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 68-56-7 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 72-59-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/22/17 P Zach Eflin Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/18/17 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger 60-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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 49-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ben Lively has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 29 strikeouts over his 53.2 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 446 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 421 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,198 base hits and 604 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 1,020. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .249, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 127 hits this season in 497 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 85. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 400 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Phillies have 1,107 hits, including 239 doubles and 141 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 386 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,125 times as a unit. They have left 865 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 536 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 66-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, Odrisamer Despaigne has a 0-1 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 453 batters and walked 208 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,114 base knocks and 590 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 480 hitters and struck out 974 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Marlins hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .387. He has 141 hits this year along with 108 RBI in 479 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .666 with an OPS+ of 174. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 154 hits in 492 at bats while driving in 103 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .561. The Marlins as a unit have 1,183 base hits, including 215 doubles and 163 homers. Miami has walked 383 times this year and they have struck out on 1,005 occasions. They have had 883 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 617 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins -161
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