Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants MLB Game Picks 8/8/2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Madison Bumgarner
Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants (56-58, 3rd in NL West) play the Philadelphia Phillies (59-54, 3rd in NL East) at Oracle Park on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
The Phillies have been decent for baseball bettors, having gone 59-54-0 SU. The Giants are covering 49.1% of the time, going 56-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies have been an inconsistent Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 53-57-3.
The Phillies are covering 47.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 25-28-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco is covering 45.5% of the time at Oracle Park, going 25-30-0 SU.
The Giants have been a solid Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 56-52-6.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/6/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/5/2019 Jay Bruce LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/2/2019 Adam Morgan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/31/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/30/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/30/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/27/2019 Jerad Eickhoff SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/23/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Out for the season
7/12/2019 Pat Neshek RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
6/24/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/6/2019 Travis Bergen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/2/2019 Alex Dickerson LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
2/19/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 59-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 163 strikeouts over his 142.1 innings pitched and he's given up 124 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 405 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,030 base hits and 520 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 382 batters and struck out 980. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 103 hits this season in 414 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 113. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 400 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .513. The Phillies have 962 hits, including 212 doubles and 145 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 407 times so far this season and they have struck out 992 times as a unit. They have left 811 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 540 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 56-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.92, Madison Bumgarner has a 6-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 142 strikeouts over the 144.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 140 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 438 batters and walked 147 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,004 base knocks and 504 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 355 hitters and struck out 982 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .271. He has 104 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 425 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 78. Brandon Belt is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 88 hits in 374 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Giants as a unit have 928 base hits, including 226 doubles and 118 homers. San Francisco has walked 344 times this year and they have struck out on 995 occasions. They have had 731 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 487 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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