Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Nick Kingham
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and Nick Kingham for the Pirates.
Philadelphia opens at -138 while Pittsburgh opens at +127. The Phillies have a 38-43-4 over/under record and a 40-45-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 39-48-0 against the run line and have a 44-37-6 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 38-43-4 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 40-45-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-37-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-48-0 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)
06/20/18 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 48-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.08 this year. He has 63 strikeouts over his 63.2 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 305 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 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 3.9. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 706 base hits and 329 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 260 batters and struck out 782. 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 .236, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 91 hits this season in 328 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .470 and an OPS+ of 115. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 325 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .385. The Phillies have 667 hits, including 134 doubles and 98 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 338 times so far this season and they have struck out 814 times as a unit. They have left 596 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 382 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 40-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.70, Nick Kingham has a 2-4 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 37 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 330 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 764 base knocks and 390 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 282 hitters and struck out 727 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .320. He has 76 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 283 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 107. Corey Dickerson is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 90 hits in 291 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Pirates as a unit have 734 base hits, including 150 doubles and 85 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 269 times this year and they have struck out on 659 occasions. They have had 587 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 382 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies -138
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