Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 4/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dillon Peters vs. Vince Velasquez
The Miami Marlins head to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Dillon Peters for the Marlins and Vince Velasquez for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +150 and Philadelphia at -160. The Marlins have a 3-4-0 over/under mark and a 2-5-0 run line record. The Phillies are 2-4-0 against the run line and have a 2-3-1 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 2-5-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 2-3-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 2-4-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/05/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Dan Straily Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Elieser Hernandez Dental 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 C J.T. Realmuto Back 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS JT Riddle Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Martin Prado Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Wei-Yin Chen Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
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)
03/29/18 P Tommy Hunter Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 2-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dillon Peters has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 2 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 37 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 68 base hits and 33 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 33 batters and struck out 71. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team Miami is hitting .223, good for 19th in the league. The Marlins hold a .289 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 10 hits this season in 32 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .344 and an OPS+ of 116. Brian Anderson is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .457. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 28 at bats. His OPS+ is 172 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Marlins have 61 hits, including 10 doubles and 2 home runs. Miami has walked 29 times so far this season and they have struck out 68 times as a unit. They have left 61 men on base and have a team OPS of .599. They score 3.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 23 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 2-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 13.50, Vince Velasquez has a 0-1 record and a 4.13 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 2.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He allows 30.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.92 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 53 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 47 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .186, good for 29th in the league. The Phillies hold a .304 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.0 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .400 with an OBP of .500. He has 8 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .700 with an OPS+ of 229. Carlos Santana is hitting .136 this season and he has an OBP of .250. He has collected 3 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 68 and a slugging percentage of .364. The Phillies as a unit have 36 base hits, including 9 doubles and 4 homers. Philadelphia has walked 29 times this year and they have struck out on 65 occasions. They have had 44 men left on base and have an OPS of .596. They have scored 3.17 runs per game and totaled 19 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -160
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