Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants 8/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mark Leiter vs. Madison Bumgarner
The Philadelphia Phillies visit AT&T Park on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Mark Leiter for the Phillies and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +205 and San Francisco at -222. The Phillies have a 54-57-9 over/under record and a 61-59-0 run line mark. The Giants are 51-73-0 against the run line and have a 59-54-11 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 54-57-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 61-59-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 59-54-11 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 51-73-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/18/17 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
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 43-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mark Leiter has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 46 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 161 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 4.61. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,096 base hits and 544 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 387 batters and struck out 932. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Phillies hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 105 hits this season in 361 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 106. Freddy Galvis is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 457 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Phillies have 1,005 hits, including 216 doubles and 120 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 360 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,027 times as a unit. They have left 810 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 470 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 50-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.99, Madison Bumgarner has a 3-5 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 72.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 65 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 342 batters and walked 168 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 4.5. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,195 base knocks and 560 earned runs this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 380 hitters and struck out 946 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 .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Giants hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Eduardo Nunez comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .347. He has 123 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 385 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 109. Buster Posey is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 122 hits in 383 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Giants as a unit have 1,060 base hits, including 226 doubles and 98 homers. San Francisco has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out on 900 occasions. They have had 839 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 4.03 runs per game and totaled 500 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +205
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