Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Clayton Richard
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Petco Park on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Clayton Richard for the Padres.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +116 and San Diego at -126. The Phillies have a 51-56-9 over/under record and a 60-56-0 run line mark. The Padres are 63-55-0 against the run line and have a 63-49-6 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 51-56-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 60-56-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 63-49-6 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 63-55-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
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)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/05/17 P Jered Weaver Hip 60-day DL (05/20)
07/28/17 P Jarred Cosart Side 60-day DL (06/06)
07/22/17 SS Erick Aybar Foot 10-day DL (07/22)
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/24/17 P Miguel Diaz Forearm 10-day DL (06/22)
06/01/17 P Christian Friedrich Side 60-day DL (03/30)
04/25/17 CF Travis Jankowski Foot 10-day DL (04/23)
04/08/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 43-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 6.29 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 88 strikeouts over his 88.2 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 370 hitters and walked 157 batters. 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 4.57. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,060 base hits and 523 earned runs. They have allowed 161 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 372 batters and struck out 900. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 114 hits this season in 441 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 89. Odubel Herrera is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 435 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Phillies have 983 hits, including 211 doubles and 116 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 352 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,000 times as a unit. They have left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 460 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 52-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.14, Clayton Richard has a 5-12 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 105 strikeouts over the 145.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 188 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 430 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,039 base knocks and 550 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 397 hitters and struck out 967 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .238 with an OBP of .320. He has 101 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 425 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 104. Manuel Margot is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 92 hits in 340 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Padres as a unit have 922 base hits, including 165 doubles and 148 homers. San Diego has walked 338 times this year and they have struck out on 1,102 occasions. They have had 755 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 3.85 runs per game and totaled 454 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +116
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