Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Jameson Taillon
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Phillies and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
Philadelphia opens at +124 while Pittsburgh opens at -134. The Phillies have a 37-43-4 over/under record and a 39-45-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 39-47-0 against the run line and have a 43-37-6 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 37-43-4 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 39-45-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 43-37-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-47-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
07/04/18 P Zach Eflin Finger left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
07/01/18 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (07/01)
06/26/18 P Edubray Ramos Shoulder 10-day DL (06/25)
06/20/18 SS J.P. Crawford Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
06/16/18 P Luis Garcia Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
05/31/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 10-day DL (05/30)
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 Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Finger 10-day DL (06/30)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 10-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
06/28/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Quad 10-day DL (06/25)
06/24/18 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/22/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 10-day DL (06/22)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 47-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 61 strikeouts over his 89 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 302 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 694 base hits and 326 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 256 batters and struck out 774. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .233, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 89 hits this season in 322 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 113. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 84 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 320 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .381. The Phillies have 649 hits, including 129 doubles and 96 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 328 times so far this season and they have struck out 802 times as a unit. They have left 583 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 365 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 40-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Jameson Taillon has a 5-6 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 87 strikeouts over the 93.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 90 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 318 batters and walked 126 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 746 base knocks and 373 earned runs this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 272 hitters and struck out 715 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Pirates hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .316. He has 74 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 279 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 105. Corey Dickerson is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 87 hits in 287 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Pirates as a unit have 722 base hits, including 147 doubles and 85 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 265 times this year and they have struck out on 651 occasions. They have had 574 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 377 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +124
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