Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+152) Phillies (-165)
Didi Gregorius and the Philadelphia Phillies (5-6, 3rd in NL East) play the Baltimore Orioles (7-7, 3rd in AL East) at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday. The Phillies open this matchup at -165 while the Orioles are coming in at +152. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Wade LeBlanc and Zach Eflin.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/10/2020 Jorge Lopez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/9/2020 Pedro Severino C Hand Probable for 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. LeBlanc has pitched in 874 innings and has 637 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.50 (437 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.337. He has given up 909 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) with 260 walks. LeBlanc (46-47 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.78 while he has gone up against 3,716 batters 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 20th 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 4.00.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .251, good for 7th 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 7th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. José Iglesias is hitting .405 with an on-base percentage of .410. He has 15 hits this season in 37 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .595 and an OPS+ of 181. Hanser Alberto is hitting .349 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .556. 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
Eflin (25-31 career record) is the owner of a 4.68 earned run average while allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.81 and he has faced 1,822 hitters in his career. In his pro baseball career, Eflin has surrendered 452 base knocks while accumulating 323 strikeouts in 423 innings. He has given up a total of 220 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.340 and having a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 9.87 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .329 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.5. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 99 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 93 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 8th in the league. The Phillies hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .300. He has 10 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 38 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 119. Bryce Harper is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .465. He has collected 10 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 198 and a slugging percentage of .606. The Phillies as a unit have 83 base hits, including 13 doubles and 17 homers. Philadelphia has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 70 occasions. They have had 76 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 55 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+152)
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