Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-125) Arizona (+100)
Kyle Gibson and the Philadelphia Phillies (61-57, 2nd in NL East) head to Chase Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (38-81, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this contest at +100 while the Phillies are coming in at -125. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Kyle Gibson and Caleb Smith.
As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, which is 15th in baseball. They have tallied 533 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Phillies have hit 190 doubles as a team and have hit 139 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 509 runs batted in and 937 hits this year, while their team batting average comes in at .241. Philadelphia is slugging .405 and have been called out on strikes 1,054 times, while taking a walk on 410 occasions.
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The Phillies have a team ERA of 4.41 on the season (17th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,066 batters. They have walked 371 batters and their FIP is 4.33 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.87 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.30. Phillies pitchers have conceded 157 home runs and also 551 runs in total (18th in baseball).
The Phillies have dispatched 375 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 151 base runners so far this season with 43.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They have recorded 28 saves on the year and have blown 25 of their 53 save chances. The Phillies bullpen have earned a save rate of 52.8% and has entered the game in 106 save situations. The relievers have racked up 47 holds over the course of the season (25th in MLB). Phillies relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 101 times and also have had 121 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for 3,094 putouts this year, in addition to 1,056 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which ranks 24th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 772 double plays. The Phillies have converted 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,282 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 24th in baseball.
Gibson has taken the mound for 1,284 innings and has accounted for 1,008 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 4.40 (628 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.397. He has given up 1,322 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 472 free passes. Gibson (77-78 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.31 and he has faced 5,531 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging percentage of .379 and they are recording 4.18 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have 220 two-baggers, while getting a free base 409 times and putting up 497 runs. Arizona has recorded 104 home runs so far this season as well as 472 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,079 occasions (9th in baseball) and have notched a total of 947 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with an OBP of .311 and a team batting average of .235 this season.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.452 with a FIP of 4.88 as a team for the season. They are currently ranked 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,106. The Arizona pitching staff have given up 670 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 5.28 (609 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.32 (928 strikeouts against 400 walks). They have given up 172 long balls and they concede 5.81 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
Arizona has called on relievers to enter the game in 36 save opportunities and they have come away with 15 saves. They are currently ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 41.7%, and they have dispatched 407 relievers onto the field on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 108 times in high leverage situations in addition to 101 occasions with runners on. Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.2% out of 152 inherited base runners. With 86 save situations, the Diamondbacks have tallied 48 holds and 21 blown saves.
In their 9,339 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (27th in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 80 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (19th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 1,016 assists, 69 errors and have earned a total of 3,113 putouts over the course of the season.
In his career, Smith has given up 297 hits while he has earned 395 strikeouts in 355 innings. He has allowed a total of 186 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.310 and having a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and he has gone up against 1,532 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Smith (19-26 career record) is the owner of a 4.71 earned run average while conceding 7.5 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-125) and over 9 runs
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