Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+157) Phillies (-170)
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies (4-6, 4th in NL East) will play the Baltimore Orioles (7-7, 2nd in AL East) on Tuesday. The Orioles open this game at +157 while the Phillies are coming in at -170. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Alex Cobb and Zack Wheeler.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/9/2020 Pedro Severino C Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
8/8/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/4/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/10/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/3/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 7-7 overall record this season. Cobb has taken the mound for 879 innings and has totaled 695 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.83 (374 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.258. He has conceded 851 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 255 free passes. Cobb (54-53 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.08 and he has gone up against 3,681 opposing hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 110 base hits and 60 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 124. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .251, good for 6th in the league. The Orioles hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Hanser Alberto is hitting .349 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 22 hits this season in 63 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 161. José Iglesias is hitting .405 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 184 while his slugging percentage is at .595. The Orioles have 122 hits, including 30 doubles and 21 home runs. Baltimore has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 116 times as a unit. They have left 98 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 70 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his career, Wheeler has surrendered 711 hits while he has accumulated 732 strikeouts in 762 innings pitched. He has surrendered 317 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.292 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and he has faced 3,231 batters in his pro baseball career. Wheeler (46-38 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.74 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 8.10 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .303 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.22. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 90 base knocks and 47 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 82 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 18th in the league. The Phillies hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .436. He has 8 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 30 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 163. Didi Gregorius is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 9 hits in 34 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .441. The Phillies as a unit have 69 base hits, including 12 doubles and 12 homers. Philadelphia has walked 45 times this year and they have struck out on 60 occasions. They have had 70 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 42 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+157)
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