Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 8/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 3, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Richards vs. Vince Velasquez
The Miami Marlins head to Citizens Bank Park on Friday, August 3, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Richards for the Marlins and Vince Velasquez for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +174 and Philadelphia at -185. The Marlins have a 57-50-2 over/under mark and a 57-52-0 run line record. The Phillies are 52-55-0 against the run line and have a 47-55-5 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 57-50-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 57-52-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 47-55-5 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 52-55-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/10/18 P Drew Rucinski Groin 10-day DL (07/10)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
07/23/18 P Edubray Ramos Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/19/18 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 10-day DL (07/15)
07/10/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 60-day DL (07/10)
06/20/18 SS J.P. Crawford Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 46-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Richards has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.41 this year. He has 71 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 950 base hits and 526 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 429 batters and struck out 863. They have walked 3.9 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 4.52.
As a team Miami is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Marlins hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 122 hits this season in 422 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 109. Brian Anderson is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 419 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Marlins have 920 hits, including 155 doubles and 88 home runs. Miami has walked 320 times so far this season and they have struck out 935 times as a unit. They have left 787 men on base and have a team OPS of .677. They score 3.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 419 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 59-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.02, Vince Velasquez has a 7-8 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 122 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 91 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 331 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 380 batters and walked 140 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 874 base knocks and 409 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 322 hitters and struck out 972 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .334. He has 113 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 407 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 113. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 106 hits in 400 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .370. The Phillies as a unit have 854 base hits, including 164 doubles and 126 homers. Philadelphia has walked 405 times this year and they have struck out on 1,028 occasions. They have had 755 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 468 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -185
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