Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+165) Philadelphia (-217)
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Kyle Gibson and the Philadelphia Phillies (63-64, 2nd in NL East) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (44-85, 5th in NL West) on Saturday. The Diamondbacks open this contest at +165 while the Phillies are priced at -217. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Humberto Mejia and Kyle Gibson.
As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are compiling 4.2 runs per contest, which ranks them 21st in the league. They are sitting with 544 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .313. The Diamondbacks have hit 243 doubles as a team and have hit 115 balls out of the park. They have amassed 517 runs batted in as well as 1,040 hits on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .238. Arizona owns a slugging percentage of .384 and have struck out 1,169 times, while taking a walk on 444 occasions.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 181 home runs and 713 runs in total (29th in baseball). They have walked 441 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.83 as a team this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44. The Diamondbacks have compiled a team ERA of 5.15 so far this year (29th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,001 batters.
The Diamondbacks have sent 439 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 165 runners on the campaign and 33.9% of them ended up scoring. They have recorded 19 saves on the season and have blown 23 of 42 save opportunities. The Diamondbacks relievers have a save rate of 45.2% and has entered the game in 101 save situations. The relievers have a total of 57 holds on the year (19th in MLB). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 108 times and also have had 117 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have converted 68.3% of balls in play into outs out of 10,119 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 26th in MLB. The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 3,373 putouts this year, as well as 1,089 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which puts them in 20th in the majors, and have earned 820 double plays.
Mejia (0-2 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.18 while he has gone up against 72 batters in the majors. He has allowed 19 hits (11.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 8 walks. His ERA is 4.80 (8 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.800. Mejia has taken the ball for 15 innings and is sitting with 18 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Philadelphia has tallied 150 HRs on the year as well as 538 RBIs. They have 202 two-baggers, while getting a free base 443 times as well as recording 565 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated a team OBP of .316 as well as a batting average of .237 for the season. The Phillies have a slugging percentage of .402 and they have an average of 4.45 runs per game (17th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,126 occasions (14th in the league) and have 993 hits.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.306 and have a FIP of 4.25 as a unit so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 (1,147 strikeouts vs 396 bases on balls). They are sitting at 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,053. They have allowed 164 homers and they concede 4.81 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 593 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.43 (546 earned runs yielded).
Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score rate of 44.3% of 167 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 127 times in high leverage situations and also on 110 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 108 save situations, the Phillies have earned 48 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They rank 26th in MLB with a save percentage of 53.7%, and they have dispatched 395 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 54 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves.
In 9,987 innings played, the Phillies have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (24th in MLB). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 111 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in the majors). The Phillies have racked up 1,136 assists, 77 errors and have accumulated 3,329 putouts so far this season.
During his MLB career, Gibson has surrendered 1,336 base hits while tallying 1,016 strikeouts in 1,298 innings pitched. He has given up 635 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.395 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.14 and he has gone up against 5,587 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Gibson (78-79 career record) has a 4.40 earned run average while conceding 9.3 hits per nine innings.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+165) and over 9 runs
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