Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins 9/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Jose Urena
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Marlins Park on Monday, September 3, 2018 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Jose Urena for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at -145 and Miami at +135. The Phillies have a 59-70-6 over/under record and a 68-67-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 69-67-0 against the run line and have a 69-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-70-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-67-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 69-62-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 69-67-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/23/18 1B Justin Bour Oblique 10-day DL (08/22)
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)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
09/01/18 P Pablo Lopez Shoulder is out for season
08/24/18 P Jarlin Garcia Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
08/24/18 P Elieser Hernandez Blister 10-day DL (08/24)
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 72-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 142 strikeouts over his 129 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 483 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,121 base hits and 518 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 405 batters and struck out 1,209. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Phillies hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 128 hits this season in 480 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 102. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 507 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .357. The Phillies have 1,072 hits, including 200 doubles and 159 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 483 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,259 times as a unit. They have left 925 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 580 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 54-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.56, Jose Urena has a 4-12 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 144 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 136 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.33 and they have given up 538 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 458 batters and walked 238 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,188 base knocks and 648 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 508 hitters and struck out 1,053 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .342. He has 149 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 515 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 113. Brian Anderson is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 143 hits in 514 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .407. The Marlins as a unit have 1,117 base hits, including 185 doubles and 112 homers. Miami has walked 392 times this year and they have struck out on 1,139 occasions. They have had 962 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.74 runs per game and totaled 505 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -145
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