Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies 4/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Vince Velasquez
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Vince Velasquez for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -101 and Philadelphia at -109. The Diamondbacks have a 9-11-1 over/under record and a 13-8-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 9-12-0 against the run line and have a 8-10-3 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 9-11-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-8-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 8-10-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 9-12-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/21/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 15-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.88 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 70 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.75. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 144 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 60 batters and struck out 210. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team Arizona is hitting .225, good for 24th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 22 hits this season in 71 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 128. A.J. Pollock is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 74 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .608. The Diamondbacks have 156 hits, including 40 doubles and 21 home runs. Arizona has walked 80 times so far this season and they have struck out 204 times as a unit. They have left 130 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 95 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 14-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, Vince Velasquez has a 1-2 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 21.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.01. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 159 base knocks and 64 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 182 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.20.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .409. He has 21 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 75 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 130. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .483. He has collected 21 hits in 65 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 208 and a slugging percentage of .615. The Phillies as a unit have 161 base hits, including 35 doubles and 19 homers. Philadelphia has walked 98 times this year and they have struck out on 211 occasions. They have had 144 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 106 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -101
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