Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 8/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Zach Eflin
The Miami Marlins head to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Urena for the Marlins and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +160 and Philadelphia at -170. The Marlins have a 57-51-2 over/under mark and a 57-53-0 run line record. The Phillies are 53-55-0 against the run line and have a 47-56-5 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 57-51-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 57-53-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 47-56-5 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 53-55-0 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 46-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 3-10 record with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 98 strikeouts over his 118.2 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.14 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 388 hitters and walked 209 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 957 base hits and 531 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 432 batters and struck out 871. 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 4.53.
As a team Miami is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Marlins hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .334. He has 122 hits this season in 425 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 107. Brian Anderson is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Marlins have 925 hits, including 155 doubles and 89 home runs. Miami has walked 320 times so far this season and they have struck out 943 times as a unit. They have left 789 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 421 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 60-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Zach Eflin has a 7-3 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 72 strikeouts over the 76.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 332 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 381 batters and walked 140 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.1 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 3.81. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 879 base knocks and 411 earned runs this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 322 hitters and struck out 980 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 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, 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 .277 with an OBP of .333. He has 114 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 411 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 112. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 106 hits in 404 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Phillies as a unit have 861 base hits, including 164 doubles and 128 homers. Philadelphia has walked 408 times this year and they have struck out on 1,036 occasions. They have had 758 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 473 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -170
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