Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-147) Arizona (+115)
Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies (61-58, 2nd in NL East) are headed to Chase Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (39-81, 5th in NL West). The Phillies open this game at -147 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +115. The O/U has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler and Tyler Gilbert.
As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 15th in the league. They have 535 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .318. The Phillies have tallied 191 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 140 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 510 RBI's in addition to 940 hits so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .240. Philadelphia has a slugging percentage of .404 and have been called out on strikes 1,061 times, while drawing a walk on 416 occasions.
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The Phillies have a team ERA of 4.43 for the season (17th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,075 batters. They have walked 373 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.32 as a unit for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.88 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Phillies pitchers have conceded 158 long balls and also 554 total runs (18th in baseball).
The Phillies have sent 376 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 151 runners for the year and 43.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They have accumulated 28 saves for the year and have blown 25 out of their 53 save opportunities. The Phillies bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 52.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 106 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 47 holds this year (25th in MLB). Phillies relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 101 times as well as having 121 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Phillies have turned 68.7% of balls in play into outs in their 9,354 innings on the field, which has them sitting 24th in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have amassed 3,118 putouts this year, in addition to 1,063 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 23rd in MLB, and have a total of 780 double plays.
Wheeler has taken the ball for 982 frames and has totaled 966 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.51 (383 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.235. He has surrendered 892 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 321 free passes. Wheeler (58-47 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.49 while he has gone up against 4,109 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging percentage of .379 and they score 4.17 runs per outing (21st in MLB). They have put up 223 doubles, while taking a walk 411 times and scoring 500 runs. Arizona has accumulated 105 home runs so far this year to go along with 475 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,088 occasions (11th in the league) and have notched a total of 954 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for an on-base percentage of .311 and a batting average of .235 for the season.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.449 in addition to having a FIP of 4.87 as a team on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.30 (935 strikeouts against 406 free passes). They are currently ranked 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,110. They have conceded 173 home runs and they give up 5.78 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have given up 672 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.26 (612 earned runs conceded).
Arizona relievers hold an inherited score rate of 34.2% out of their 152 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 109 times in high leverage situations and on 101 occasions with runners on. With 89 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 50 holds and 21 blown saves. They sit at 30th in the league with a save percentage of 43.2%, and they have dispatched 411 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the game in 37 save chances and they have converted 16 saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 80 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 1,020 assists, 68 errors and have earned a total of 3,140 putouts over the course of the season. In 9,420 innings played, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (27th in professional baseball).
Gilbert (1-1 career mark) is the owner of a 0.00 ERA while allowing 1.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.00 and he has gone up against 42 opposing batters during his career. He has allowed 0 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.553 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.8. So far in his pro baseball career, Gilbert has given up 2 hits while he has tallied 10 punch outs in 12 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+115)
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