Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+165) Philadelphia (-217)
Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks (44-86, 5th in NL West) travel to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (64-64, 2nd in NL East). The Diamondbacks open this game at +165 while the Phillies are coming in at -217. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Madison Bumgarner and Ranger Suarez.
As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 22nd in MLB. They have accounted for 550 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .312. The Diamondbacks have recorded 243 two-baggers as a team and have hit 117 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 523 RBI's as well as 1,046 hits on the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .237. Arizona is slugging .384 and have struck out 1,182 times, while being walked on 446 occasions.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 183 long balls and 720 runs in total (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 448 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.84 as a unit on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.25 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.44. The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.13 on the campaign (29th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,010 hitters.
The Diamondbacks relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 44.2% and has come into the game in 102 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 165 runners this season with 33.9% of them ended up scoring. Diamondbacks relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 110 times as well as having 120 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 444 relievers to the mound this season. The bullpen have a total of 57 holds so far this year (19th in baseball). They have 19 saves this season and have blown 24 out of their 43 save chances.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have notched a total of 3,404 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,100 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 21st in MLB, and they have turned 825 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,212 innings, which has them sitting 26th in baseball.
Bumgarner (127-104 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.46 and he has faced 8,163 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 1,769 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 467 walks. His earned run average is 3.26 (724 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.118. Bumgarner has thrown 2,000 innings and is sitting with 1,922 punch outs during his MLB career.
The Phillies hold a team SLG% of .402 and they are earning 4.47 runs per game (15th in baseball). They have recorded 204 doubles, while getting a free base 450 times and putting up 572 runs. Philadelphia has tallied 152 HRs so far this season and 545 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,135 occasions (14th in baseball) and have totaled 1,002 hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .237 this season.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have relinquished 599 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.43 (551 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 166 dingers and they concede 4.81 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.301 in addition to having a FIP of 4.25 as a staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.91 (1,160 strikeouts against 398 free passes). They have a ranking of 18th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,059.
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 44.6% of 168 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 129 times in high leverage situations and also on 112 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 111 save situations, the Phillies have accumulated 49 holds and also 27 blown saves. They are currently ranked 26th in the league holding a save rate of 51.8%, and they have sent 399 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 56 save opportunities and they have tallied 29 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 111 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in the majors). The Phillies have 1,143 assists, 78 errors and have amassed 3,362 putouts this season. In 10,086 innings on the field, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in pro baseball).
Suarez (12-7 career win-loss record) holds a 3.13 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.43 and he has faced 546 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 45 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.299 and a FIP of 4.0. During his pro baseball career, Suarez has allowed 121 hits while he has tallied 114 punch outs in 129 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-217)
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