Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Zach Eflin
The Miami Marlins visit Citizens Bank Park on Friday, September 14, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +175 and Philadelphia at -186. The Marlins have a 72-66-6 over/under record and a 72-72-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 69-76-0 against the run line and have a 64-74-7 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 72-66-6 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 72-72-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 64-74-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 69-76-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
09/09/18 P Dan Straily Oblique is downgraded to doubtful for next scheduled start
09/05/18 3B Martin Prado Abdominal 60-day DL (09/05)
09/01/18 P Pablo Lopez Shoulder is out for season
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
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
09/12/18 3B Maikel Franco Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia Phillies
08/16/18 P Aaron Loup Forearm 10-day DL (08/16)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 57-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 98 strikeouts over his 118.1 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.38 and they have given up 567 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 485 hitters and walked 251 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,257 base hits and 692 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 537 batters and struck out 1,121. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team Miami is hitting .239, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 156 hits this season in 545 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 111. Brian Anderson is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 540 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Marlins have 1,177 hits, including 198 doubles and 117 home runs. Miami has walked 410 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,224 times as a unit. They have left 1,011 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 3.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 74-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.42, Zach Eflin has a 9-7 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 114 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 511 batters and walked 190 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,210 base knocks and 573 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 440 hitters and struck out 1,308 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 29th in the league. The Phillies hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .313. He has 132 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 513 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .427 with an OPS+ of 95. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 139 hits in 543 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .355. The Phillies as a unit have 1,158 base hits, including 219 doubles and 169 homers. Philadelphia has walked 519 times this year and they have struck out on 1,360 occasions. They have had 1,007 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 614 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies -186
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