Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Matt Moore
AT&T Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants on Friday, August 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and Matt Moore for the Giants.
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Philadelphia opens at +119 while San Francisco opens at -129. The Phillies have a 52-57-9 over/under record and a 60-58-0 run line mark. The Giants are 50-72-0 against the run line and have a 57-54-11 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 52-57-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 60-58-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 57-54-11 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 50-72-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/16/17 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. San Francisco Giants
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 43-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 5.76 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 33 strikeouts over his 59.1 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 379 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 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 4.56. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,075 base hits and 530 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 921. They have walked 3.3 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 4.61.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .246, good for 23rd in the league. The Phillies hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 115 hits this season in 449 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 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 992 hits, including 214 doubles and 118 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 354 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,013 times as a unit. They have left 798 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 3.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 48-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.71, Matt Moore has a 3-12 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 135.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 162 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 338 batters and walked 167 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 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,182 base knocks and 554 earned runs this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 374 hitters and struck out 932 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .376 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 .321 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 122 hits in 380 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Giants as a unit have 1,039 base hits, including 219 doubles and 96 homers. San Francisco has walked 352 times this year and they have struck out on 889 occasions. They have had 827 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 485 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants -129
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