Thursday, May 18, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Martin Perez
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Globe Life Park on Thursday, May 18, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Martin Perez for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +153 and Texas at -170. The Phillies have a 21-15-0 over/under record and a 20-16-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 23-17-0 against the run line and have a 17-23-0 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 21-15-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-16-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 17-23-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 23-17-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/09/17 P Jeanmar Gomez Elbow 10-day DL (5/6)
04/24/17 P Aaron Nola Back 10-day DL (4/21)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (4/22)
04/19/17 LF Howie Kendrick Abdominal 10-day DL (4/16)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/16/17 RF Shin-Soo Choo Back "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
05/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Hamstring 10-day DL (5/15)
05/09/17 P Jose Leclerc Finger 10-day DL (5/8)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (4/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (4/02)
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 14-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.14 and a WHIP of 1.91. He has 16 strikeouts over his 14.2 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He allows 14.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 105 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 320 base hits and 163 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 249. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 5.02.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Phillies hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 35 hits this season in 137 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 88. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Phillies have 313 hits, including 68 doubles and 41 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 302 times as a unit. They have left 239 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 165 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 20-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, Martin Perez has a 1-5 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 54 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 96 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 338 base knocks and 149 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 252 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .333. He has 43 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 149 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .456 with an OPS+ of 111. Nomar Mazara is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 34 hits in 136 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .412. The Rangers as a unit have 291 base hits, including 51 doubles and 53 homers. Texas has walked 130 times this year and they have struck out on 335 occasions. They have had 218 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 180 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +153
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