San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 5/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Stratton vs. Nick Pivetta
The San Francisco Giants head to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Stratton for the Giants and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at +118 and Philadelphia at -128. The Giants have a 18-17-0 over/under mark and a 22-13-0 run line record. The Phillies are 16-18-0 against the run line and have a 17-14-3 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 18-17-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 22-13-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 17-14-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 16-18-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/01/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/28/18 2B Joe Panik Thumb 10-day DL (04/28)
04/27/18 P Josh Osich Wrist 10-day DL (04/27)
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Victor Arano Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/29)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 19-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Stratton has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 33 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 108 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 285 base hits and 136 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 123 batters and struck out 260. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Giants hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joe Panik is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 24 hits this season in 90 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 97. Buster Posey is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 104 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Giants have 303 hits, including 53 doubles and 34 home runs. San Francisco has walked 108 times so far this season and they have struck out 320 times as a unit. They have left 254 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 141 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 19-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Nick Pivetta has a 1-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 35 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 124 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 264 base knocks and 121 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 118 hitters and struck out 289 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .397. He has 34 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 124 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .419 with an OPS+ of 127. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .428. He has collected 32 hits in 114 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Phillies as a unit have 269 base hits, including 58 doubles and 35 homers. Philadelphia has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 339 occasions. They have had 237 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 158 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -128
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