Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Picks & Predictions 7/17/2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Nick Pivetta
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies (48-46, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (63-33, 1st in NL West) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Dodgers coming in at -160 and the Phillies are at +150. The total is set at 10.
The Dodgers have been an excellent choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 63-33-0 SU. Philadelphia covers 51.1% of the time, going 48-46-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been an excellent choice for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 61-31-0 SU. Philadelphia has gone 12-20-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 37.5% of the time.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been an inconsistent Under option for over/under wagerers, having gone 47-44-5.
Los Angeles covers 55.3% of the time as the road team, having gone 26-21-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia covers 58.3% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 28-20-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a solid Under option for over/under wagerers, having gone 44-47-3.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/15/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
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
7/15/2019 Maikel Franco 3B Groin Probable for Jul 16
7/15/2019 Jean Segura SS Heel Probable for Jul 16
7/14/2019 Juan Nicasio RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
7/14/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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 63-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.06 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 101.1 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 303 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 3.38. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 720 base hits and 322 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 866. 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 .264, good for 7th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .341 with an on-base percentage of .436. He has 114 hits this season in 334 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .707 and an OPS+ of 194. Max Muncy is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 322 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .537. The Dodgers have 865 hits, including 175 doubles and 156 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 365 times so far this season and they have struck out 772 times as a unit. They have left 717 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 5.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 515 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 48-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.81, Nick Pivetta has a 4-4 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 66.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 312 batters and walked 133 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 864 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 315 hitters and struck out 781 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 5.07.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .367. He has 88 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 347 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 115. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 87 hits in 326 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .537. The Phillies as a unit have 782 base hits, including 179 doubles and 119 homers. Philadelphia has walked 343 times this year and they have struck out on 813 occasions. They have had 656 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 451 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -160
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