Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies 4/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Koch vs. Ben Lively
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, April 26, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Koch for the Diamondbacks and Ben Lively for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +105 and Philadelphia at -115. The Diamondbacks have a 10-11-1 over/under mark and a 14-8-0 run line record. The Phillies are 9-13-0 against the run line and have a 9-10-3 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-11-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-8-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 9-10-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 9-13-0 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 16-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Koch has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.13 and a WHIP of 0.50 this year. He has 7 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He allows 2.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.89 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the bullpen and they've struck out 75 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.8. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 151 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 226. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.15.
As a team Arizona is hitting .229, good for 22nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 24 hits this season in 76 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 129. A.J. Pollock is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 78 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .603. The Diamondbacks have 167 hits, including 41 doubles and 24 home runs. Arizona has walked 86 times so far this season and they have struck out 216 times as a unit. They have left 136 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 103 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 14-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Ben Lively has a 0-1 record and a 1.55 WHIP this season. He has 21 strikeouts over the 21.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 34 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.23. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 170 base knocks and 72 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 194 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.38.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 21st in the league. The Phillies hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .418. He has 23 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .405 with an OPS+ of 133. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .495. He has collected 22 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 209 and a slugging percentage of .612. The Phillies as a unit have 168 base hits, including 36 doubles and 19 homers. Philadelphia has walked 102 times this year and they have struck out on 227 occasions. They have had 151 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 110 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies -115
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