Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers Baseball Betting Tips 7/24/2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies (52-48, 3rd in NL East) travel to Comerica Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (30-65, 5th in AL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Phillies coming in at -136 and the Tigers are at +126. The O/U has been set at 10.5.
The Phillies have been a good option for MLB wagerers, having gone 52-48-0 SU. Detroit is covering 31.6% of the time, going 30-65-0 straight up. The Phillies have been bad for oddsmakers as the favorite, going 37-26-0 SU. Detroit has went 23-57-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 28.7% of the time.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies have been a less than ideal Over option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 46-51-3.
The Phillies are covering 44.9% of the time away from home, having gone 22-27-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit is covering 27.7% of the time at Comerica Park, going 13-34-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a less than ideal Over option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 45-45-5.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
7/21/2019 Jean Segura SS Heel Probable for Jul 23
7/20/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/20/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/20/2019 Sean Rodriguez 3B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/17/2019 Jay Bruce LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/16/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/14/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/20/2019 Spencer Turnbull SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/16/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/13/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/12/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 52-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.87 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 70 strikeouts over his 61 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 338 hitters and walked 143 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 914 base hits and 465 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 337 batters and struck out 838. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 5.09.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 95 hits this season in 368 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .476 and an OPS+ of 118. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 348 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .520. The Phillies have 826 hits, including 188 doubles and 125 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 364 times so far this season and they have struck out 869 times as a unit. They have left 699 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 478 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 30-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.51, Jordan Zimmermann has a 0-7 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 76 hits. He's allowing 12.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 312 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.2. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 911 base knocks and 490 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 762 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Tigers hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .346. He has 89 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 314 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 91. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 106 hits in 373 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .480. The Tigers as a unit have 767 base hits, including 184 doubles and 89 homers. Detroit has walked 249 times this year and they have struck out on 940 occasions. They have had 635 men left on base and have an OPS of .679. They have scored 3.65 runs per game and totaled 350 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +126
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