Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+140) Philadelphia (-185)
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies (63-62, 2nd in NL East) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (42-85, 5th in NL West) on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Diamondbacks coming in at +140 and the Phillies are at -185. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Zac Gallen and Zach Eflin.
As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 22nd in the league. They have earned 531 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .312. The Diamondbacks have hit 241 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 111 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 505 runs batted in as well as 1,018 base knocks on the season, and their batting average sits at .237. Arizona is slugging .382 and have struck out 1,153 times, while drawing a walk on 437 occasions.
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The Diamondbacks hold a team ERA of 5.22 so far this year (29th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 983 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 433 opposing players and their FIP is 4.86 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 180 home runs and also 704 total runs (29th in MLB).
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 42.5% and has entered the game in 95 save situations. The relievers have inherited 160 runners on the campaign and 34.4% of them ended up scoring. Diamondbacks relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 105 times and also have had 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 429 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have earned 53 holds this year (22nd in MLB). They have tallied 17 saves so far this year and have blown 23 out of their 40 save chances.
The Diamondbacks have converted 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,957 innings on the field, ranking them 26th in professional baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned 3,319 putouts this year, in addition to 1,081 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 809 double plays.
Gallen has taken the mound for 232 innings and has tallied 274 K's in his career. Gallen (7-15 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.89 and he has faced 975 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.41 (88 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.227. He has given up 189 base hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 96 walks.
The Phillies hold a team slugging percentage of .402 and they earn 4.43 runs per outing (17th in baseball). They have recorded 200 doubles, while taking a walk 436 times as well as racking up 554 runs. Philadelphia has accounted for 147 HRs this year to go along with 528 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,112 occasions (14th in the league) and have 977 hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a batting average of .237 for the year.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 578 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.40 (533 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 160 long balls and they surrender 4.77 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.301 in addition to having a FIP of 4.25 as a unit so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.87 (1,129 strikeouts vs 393 free passes). They rank 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,027.
With 108 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 48 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 54 save chances and they have come away with 29 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 127 times in high leverage situations in addition to 108 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 43.9% out of their 164 inherited base runners. They are ranked 26th in baseball with a save percentage of 53.7%, and they have dispatched 390 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
In 9,825 innings on the field, the Phillies have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (24th in baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 109 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (22nd in MLB). The Phillies have racked up 1,117 assists, 74 errors and have a total of 3,275 putouts this season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Eflin has allowed 624 base hits while he has totaled 487 K's in 583 innings. Eflin (33-40 career win-loss mark) has a 4.55 ERA while allowing 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 295 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.318 and having a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and he has gone up against 2,492 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-185)
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