Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Patrick Corbin
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks.
Philadelphia opens at +138 while Arizona opens at -148. The Phillies have a 48-58-6 over/under record and a 57-55-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 61-53-0 against the run line and have a 54-55-5 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 48-58-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 57-55-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-55-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 61-53-0 against the run line
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)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/27/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (07/27); is out for season
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 SS Deven Marrero Oblique 10-day DL (06/29)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 63-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 129 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 394 hitters and walked 145 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 910 base hits and 421 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 1,012. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .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 14th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 109 hits this season in 420 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .367 and an OPS+ of 99. Odubel Herrera is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Phillies have 894 hits, including 167 doubles and 133 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 425 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,076 times as a unit. They have left 787 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 493 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 63-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Patrick Corbin has a 8-4 record and a 1.06 WHIP this season. He has 174 strikeouts over the 141.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 113 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 340 batters and walked 140 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 918 base knocks and 417 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 351 hitters and struck out 1,014 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. A.J. Pollock comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .344. He has 70 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 247 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 129. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 116 hits in 423 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 914 base hits, including 187 doubles and 124 homers. Arizona has walked 417 times this year and they have struck out on 1,025 occasions. They have had 776 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 513 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +138
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