Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Picks & Predictions 7/16/2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Walker Buehler vs. Vince Velasquez
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies (48-45, 3rd in NL East) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (62-33, 1st in NL West) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Dodgers priced at -185 and the Phillies are at +174. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Dodgers have been great for MLB bettors, having gone 61-33-0 SU. Philadelphia is covering 51.1% of the time, going 47-45-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been great for MLB bettors as favorites, going 60-31-0 SU. Philadelphia has went 11-19-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 36.7% of the time.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a less than ideal Under play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 45-44-5.
Los Angeles is covering 53.3% of the time away from home, having gone 24-21-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia is covering 58.7% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 27-19-0 SU.
The Phillies have been an inconsistent Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 43-46-3.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/15/2019 Chris Taylor LF Wrist Probable for Jul 15
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/1/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/28/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
7/14/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/14/2019 Juan Nicasio RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
7/13/2019 Sean Rodriguez 3B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/12/2019 Pat Neshek RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
6/30/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/24/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
6/22/2019 Jerad Eickhoff SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/14/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/4/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 62-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Walker Buehler has a 8-1 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 113 strikeouts over his 104 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 300 hitters and walked 103 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 713 base hits and 320 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 210 batters and struck out 856. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 84 hits this season in 318 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 132. Cody Bellinger is hitting .334 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 329 at bats. His OPS+ is 189 while his slugging percentage is at .687. The Dodgers have 846 hits, including 170 doubles and 152 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 360 times so far this season and they have struck out 765 times as a unit. They have left 707 men on base and have a team OPS of .807. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 499 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 48-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.63, Vince Velasquez has a 2-5 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 310 batters and walked 129 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 845 base knocks and 422 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 310 hitters and struck out 774 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 5.02.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .401. He has 85 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 324 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 139. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 98 hits in 342 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Phillies as a unit have 775 base hits, including 177 doubles and 118 homers. Philadelphia has walked 341 times this year and they have struck out on 803 occasions. They have had 646 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 449 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -185
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