Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-132) Arizona (+105)
Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks (38-81, 5th in NL West) host the Philadelphia Phillies (61-57, 2nd in NL East) at Chase Field on Wednesday. The Phillies open this matchup at -132 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +105. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Ranger Suarez and Madison Bumgarner.
As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are compiling 4.5 runs per outing, which puts them at 14th in the league. They have tallied 533 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Phillies have accrued 190 doubles as a unit and have hit 139 balls out of the stadium. They have 509 runs batted in in addition to 937 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is sitting 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 hold a team earned run average of 4.43 for the season (17th in the league), and they have rung up 1,066 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.87 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. Phillies pitchers have conceded 157 home runs in addition to 551 runs (18th in MLB). They have walked 371 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.33 as a team so far this season.
The Phillies have sent 375 relievers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 151 runners on the year with 43.7% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 28 saves on the year and have blown 25 of their 53 save opportunities. The Phillies relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 52.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 106 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 47 holds on the season (25th in the league). Phillies relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 101 times as well as having 121 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have notched a total of 3,094 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,056 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which puts them in 23rd in baseball, and they have turned 772 double plays. The Phillies have transformed 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,282 innings, which has them sitting 24th in the majors.
Suarez has taken the hill for 118 innings and is sitting with 105 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.13 (41 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.263. He has conceded 107 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 42 free passes. Suarez (12-6 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.04 and he has faced 496 batters during his time in the majors.
The Diamondbacks hold a slugging % of .379 and they average 4.18 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have notched 220 two-baggers, while walking 409 times and scoring 497 runs. Arizona has knocked in 104 home runs on the campaign to go along with 472 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,079 instances (11th in baseball) and have 947 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have accumulated an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .235 on the campaign.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.453 and have a FIP of 4.88 as a staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.32 (928 strikeouts vs 400 free passes). They rank 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,107. They have conceded 172 homers and they concede 5.81 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 670 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 5.29 (610 earned runs conceded).
Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.2% out of their 152 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 108 times in high leverage situations and on 101 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 86 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accrued 48 holds and also 21 blown saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save rate of 41.7%, and they have sent 407 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Arizona has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 36 save opportunities and they have converted 15 saves.
In their 9,339 innings played, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (28th in MLB). The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 80 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 1,016 assists, 68 errors and have a total of 3,113 putouts for the season.
Bumgarner (126-103 career record) has a 3.26 earned run average while giving up 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.13 and he has faced 8,107 opposing batters in his career. He has surrendered 719 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.119 and a FIP of 3.5. During his pro baseball career, Bumgarner has allowed 1,760 base knocks and he has 1,912 strikeouts in 1,986 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-132) and over 8.5 runs
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