Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Sandy Alcantara
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Marlins Park on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at -160 and Miami at +150. The Phillies have a 60-71-6 over/under record and a 68-69-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 70-68-0 against the run line and have a 69-64-5 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 60-71-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-69-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 69-64-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 70-68-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
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)
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 72-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 168 strikeouts over his 141 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 487 hitters and walked 176 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,147 base hits and 533 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 411 batters and struck out 1,239. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .237, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 129 hits this season in 488 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 100. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 513 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .353. The Phillies have 1,092 hits, including 204 doubles and 160 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 485 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,287 times as a unit. They have left 941 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 583 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 55-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.80, Sandy Alcantara has a 1-0 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.30 and they have given up 542 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 465 batters and walked 238 opposing hitters. 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 4.77. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,205 base knocks and 658 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 512 hitters and struck out 1,076 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .339. He has 150 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 522 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 112. Brian Anderson is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 143 hits in 524 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .399. The Marlins as a unit have 1,138 base hits, including 189 doubles and 113 homers. Miami has walked 397 times this year and they have struck out on 1,162 occasions. They have had 976 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.73 runs per game and totaled 515 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +150
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