Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Jeff Samardzija
The Philadelphia Phillies visit AT&T Park on Thursday, August 17, 2017 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +102 and San Francisco at -112. The Phillies have a 52-56-9 over/under record and a 60-57-0 run line mark. The Giants are 50-71-0 against the run line and have a 57-53-11 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 52-56-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 60-57-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 57-53-11 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 50-71-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/16/17 3B Maikel Franco Hand injured last game, probable Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
08/16/17 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
08/15/17 LF Daniel Nava Back 10-day DL (08/12)
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 Francisco Giants Injuries
08/16/17 2B Joe Panik Concussion 7-day DL (08/16)
08/12/17 3B Miguel Gomez Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 10-day DL (08/05)
08/01/17 P Johnny Cueto Blister 10-day DL (07/15)
07/09/17 RF Austin Slater Groin 10-day DL (07/08)
07/02/17 3B Christian Arroyo Finger 60-day DL (07/02)
06/09/17 LF Michael Morse Concussion 10-day DL (06/08)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 43-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.02 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 125 strikeouts over his 119.1 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 374 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,068 base hits and 527 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 905. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.64.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 114 hits this season in 445 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .404 and an OPS+ of 87. 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 989 hits, including 212 doubles and 118 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 353 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,007 times as a unit. They have left 793 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 48-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.74, Jeff Samardzija has a 7-12 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 160 strikeouts over the 155.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 163 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 336 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,172 base knocks and 549 earned runs this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 370 hitters and struck out 923 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .406. He has 119 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 376 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 133. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 121 hits in 375 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Giants as a unit have 1,031 base hits, including 219 doubles and 96 homers. San Francisco has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out on 883 occasions. They have had 819 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 484 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -112
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