Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Trevor Williams
Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-50, 4th in NL Central) host the Philadelphia Phillies (50-47, 3rd in NL East) at PNC Park on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The odds on this contest have the Phillies coming in at +100 and the Pirates are at -110. The O/U has been set at 11.
The Phillies have been a good bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 50-47-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 47.4% of the time, going 45-50-0 straight up. The Pirates have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 15-11-0 SU. The Phillies are covering 38.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 13-21-0 straight up.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies have been a good Under play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 46-48-3.
The Phillies are covering 43.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 20-26-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 51.2% of the time at PNC Park, going 22-21-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a strong Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 56-36-3.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
7/18/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
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
7/13/2019 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
6/4/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
7/19/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/17/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/17/2019 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/15/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/12/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/26/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/25/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
6/19/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 50-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 4.16 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 88 strikeouts over his 106 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 330 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 878 base hits and 452 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 327 batters and struck out 806. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.13.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Phillies hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 90 hits this season in 353 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .473 and an OPS+ of 118. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 333 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Phillies have 792 hits, including 181 doubles and 122 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 353 times so far this season and they have struck out 832 times as a unit. They have left 668 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 462 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 45-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.17, Trevor Williams has a 3-3 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 76.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 88 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 390 batters and walked 173 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 867 base knocks and 469 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 349 hitters and struck out 840 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Pirates hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .367. He has 105 hits this year along with 84 RBI in 358 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .623 with an OPS+ of 152. Starling Marte is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 97 hits in 353 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Pirates as a unit have 897 base hits, including 192 doubles and 103 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 252 times this year and they have struck out on 742 occasions. They have had 657 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 450 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -110
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