Philadelphia Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays 4/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Jake Faria
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Tropicana Field on Friday, April 13, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Jake Faria for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at -109 and Tampa Bay at -101. The Phillies have a 5-5-1 over/under record and a 4-7-0 run line mark. The Rays are 6-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-5-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 4-7-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-6-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Tommy Hunter Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/12/18 1B Brad Miller Groin 10-day DL (04/09)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 6-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.85 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 8.2 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 40 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 90 base hits and 42 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 99. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.27.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .221, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .364 with an on-base percentage of .488. He has 12 hits this season in 33 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .697 and an OPS+ of 232. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Phillies have 81 hits, including 20 doubles and 14 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 110 times as a unit. They have left 72 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 58 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 3-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 14.29, Jake Faria has a 0-1 record and a 3.00 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He's allowing 14.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 46 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 99 base knocks and 54 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 53 hitters and struck out 98 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 24th in the league. The Rays hold a .320 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Matt Duffy comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .280. He has 12 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .333 with an OPS+ of 77. Joey Wendle is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 9 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .552. The Rays as a unit have 89 base hits, including 13 doubles and 6 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 114 occasions. They have had 88 men left on base and have an OPS of .628. They have scored 3.25 runs per game and totaled 39 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -101
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