Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 8/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Aaron Nola
The Miami Marlins head to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, August 5, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +229 and Philadelphia at -250. The Marlins have a 57-52-2 over/under mark and a 57-54-0 run line record. The Phillies are 54-55-0 against the run line and have a 47-57-5 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 57-52-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 57-54-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 47-57-5 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 54-55-0 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 46-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 5.86 and a WHIP of 1.49 this year. He has 62 strikeouts over his 83 innings pitched and he's given up 90 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 391 hitters and walked 212 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 4.79. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 966 base hits and 533 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 437 batters and struck out 881. 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 .244, good for 20th in the league. The Marlins hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 122 hits this season in 426 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 123. Starlin Castro is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 429 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .401. The Marlins have 931 hits, including 157 doubles and 89 home runs. Miami has walked 321 times so far this season and they have struck out 953 times as a unit. They have left 795 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 422 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 61-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.35, Aaron Nola has a 12-3 record and a 0.97 WHIP this season. He has 142 strikeouts over the 142 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 384 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 3.78. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 885 base knocks and 412 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 323 hitters and struck out 990 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .368. He has 106 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 407 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 with an OPS+ of 98. Odubel Herrera is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 114 hits in 415 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Phillies as a unit have 870 base hits, including 167 doubles and 128 homers. Philadelphia has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 1,046 occasions. They have had 767 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 478 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -250
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