Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+170) Philadelphia (-233)
Taylor Widener and the Arizona Diamondbacks (43-85, 5th in NL West) head to Citizens Bank Park on Friday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Phillies (63-63, 2nd in NL East). The line on this contest has the Diamondbacks priced at +170 and the Phillies are at -233. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Taylor Widener and Aaron Nola.
Arizona has a slugging % of .383 and have struck out 1,163 times, while taking a walk on 441 occasions. They have compiled 509 runs batted in and 1,025 hits this season, while their team batting average comes in at .237. The Diamondbacks have accrued 242 doubles as a team and have knocked 113 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 536 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .312. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which is 22nd in baseball.
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The Diamondbacks hold a team earned run average of 5.19 on the campaign (29th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 990 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 436 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.84 as a squad on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have relinquished 180 home runs and 706 runs (29th in MLB).
Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 106 times and also have had 117 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 56 holds on the season (20th in MLB). The Diamondbacks relievers have compiled a save rate of 43.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 99 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves on the campaign and have blown 23 of their 41 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 162 base runners this year with 34.0% of those runners crossed home plate. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 434 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 3,346 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,084 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which is 18th in MLB, and they have turned 815 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 68.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,038 innings on the field, which ranks them 26th in pro baseball.
Widener has taken the hill for 76 innings and has totaled 82 K's in his MLB career. Widener (2-2 career record) has a FIP of 5.90 while he has gone up against 338 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.38 (37 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.355. He has conceded 62 base hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 41 walks.
The Philadelphia Phillies have recorded an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a team batting average of .238 on the season. They have been rung up on 1,115 occasions (14th in MLB) and have recorded 986 base hits. Philadelphia has a total of 149 HRs this year and 531 RBIs. The Phillies hold a team slugging % of .402 and they are recording 4.43 runs per outing (16th in baseball). They have 200 doubles, while taking a walk 438 times as well as recording 558 runs.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 585 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.40 (538 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 162 home runs and they concede 4.79 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The Phillies have a WHIP of 1.301 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.24 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.90 (1,141 strikeouts against 393 bases on balls). They sit at 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,038.
Sitting with 108 save situations, the Phillies have amassed 48 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. Philadelphia has had relief pitchers enter the game in 54 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 127 times in high leverage situations and also on 108 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 43.9% out of 164 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 26th in baseball with a save rate of 53.7%, and they have sent 391 relievers to the hill on the year.
Out of their 9,906 innings played, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in the majors). The Philadelphia Phillies have twisted 110 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (24th in pro baseball). The Phillies have recorded 1,126 assists, 76 errors and have a total of 3,302 putouts this season.
During his career, Nola has allowed 851 hits while he has earned 1,096 strikeouts in 986 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 394 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.158 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.77 and he has gone up against 4,060 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Nola (65-47 record in his career) has earned a 3.60 ERA and has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+170) and over 8.5 runs
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