Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/13/2020
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+166) Phillies (-181)
José Iglesias and the Baltimore Orioles (8-7, 3rd in AL East) go to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Phillies (5-7, 4th in NL East). The line on this matchup has the Orioles priced at +166 and the Phillies are at -181. The O/U is set at 10. The pitchers taking the mound are Thomas Eshelman and Jake Arrieta.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/11/2020 John Means SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/11/2020 Jose Iglesias SS Quadriceps Probable for Aug 12
8/10/2020 Jorge Lopez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/11/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/11/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 8-7 overall record this season. Eshelman (1-2 career record) holds a FIP of 7.17 and he has gone up against 190 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 6.06 (29 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.508. He has conceded 53 hits (11.1 hits per nine innings) and has 12 walks. Eshelman has taken the hill for 43 innings and has totaled 25 K's so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 69 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 121 base hits and 67 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 133. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .260, good for 2nd in the league. The Orioles hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. José Iglesias is hitting .395 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 15 hits this season in 38 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .579 and an OPS+ of 173. Hanser Alberto is hitting .348 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .565. The Orioles have 138 hits, including 36 doubles and 22 home runs. Baltimore has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 122 times as a unit. They have left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .788. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 80 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his career, Arrieta has surrendered 1,278 hits while he has totaled 1,328 strikeouts in 1,480 innings. He has given up 610 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.209 and having a FIP of 3.9. His SO/W ratio is 2.59 and he has faced 6,137 opposing batters in his MLB career. Arrieta (107-76 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.71 ERA and has conceded 7.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 10.19 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .335 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 33 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.76. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 115 base knocks and 64 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 99 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 8th in the league. The Phillies hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .289. He has 11 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 43 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 105. Bryce Harper is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .479. He has collected 12 hits in 37 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 217 and a slugging percentage of .676. The Phillies as a unit have 94 base hits, including 13 doubles and 20 homers. Philadelphia has walked 54 times this year and they have struck out on 79 occasions. They have had 84 men left on base and have an OPS of .798. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+166)
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