Philadelphia Phillies at Baltimore Orioles 5/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Hunter Harvey
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Hunter Harvey for the Orioles.
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Philadelphia opens at -112 while Baltimore opens at +102. The Phillies have a 18-18-3 over/under record and a 20-19-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 17-24-0 against the run line and have a 21-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 18-18-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-19-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 21-20-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 17-24-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Victor Arano Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/29)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/11/18 P Chris Tillman Back 10-day DL (05/11)
05/09/18 P Darren O'Day Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 SS Tim Beckham Groin 60-day DL (04/24)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 23-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.34 this year. He has 50 strikeouts over his 41 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 304 base hits and 134 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 128 batters and struck out 345. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .242, good for 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 34 hits this season in 127 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 144. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 145 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .393. The Phillies have 313 hits, including 64 doubles and 43 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 167 times so far this season and they have struck out 378 times as a unit. They have left 274 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 184 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 13-28 overall mark this year. Hunter Harvey is expected to make his debut for the Orioles. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 146 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 410 base knocks and 207 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 322 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Orioles hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .343. He has 42 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 153 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 115. Manny Machado is hitting .350 this season and he has an OBP of .431. He has collected 55 hits in 157 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 196 and a slugging percentage of .669. The Orioles as a unit have 333 base hits, including 69 doubles and 53 homers. Baltimore has walked 123 times this year and they have struck out on 371 occasions. They have had 264 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 173 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +102
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