Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+115) Philadelphia (-135)
The Miami Marlins (55-79) are hitting the road to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday where they will play the Philadelphia Phillies (74-61). The odds on this game have Miami at +115 and Philadelphia is coming in at -135. The over/under has been set at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Sandy Alcantara and Kyle Gibson.
Miami has a slugging % of .359 and have been called out on strikes 1,182 times, while drawing a walk on 367 occasions. They have tallied 448 RBI's as well as 1,012 hits on the year, and their team batting average sits at .227. The Marlins have earned 202 doubles as a unit and have smacked 116 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 473 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .292. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are scoring 3.5 runs per outing, which has them at 28th in the league.
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The Marlins hold a team earned run average of 3.89 for the season (12th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,172 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 428 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.89 as a squad on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28. Marlins pitchers have surrendered 139 home runs and also 566 total runs (13th in baseball).
The Marlins have dispatched 438 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 152 base runners for the season and 36.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 32 saves so far this year and have blown 24 out of their 56 chances to get a save. The Marlins relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 57.1% and has entered the game in 116 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 58 holds so far this season (23rd in baseball). Marlins relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 105 times and also have had 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Miami Marlins have notched a total of 3,558 putouts this season, in addition to 1,213 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .987 which ranks 3rd in pro baseball, and they have twisted 111 double plays. The Marlins have transformed 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,674 innings on the field, ranking them 16th in pro baseball.
Alcantara has thrown 678 innings and has tallied 601 strikeouts so far in his career. Alcantara (32-41 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.77 while he has faced 2,775 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.17 (239 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.156. He has conceded 562 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 222 walks.
The Phillies hold a slugging % of .421 and they average 4.68 runs per outing (6th in MLB). They have put up 216 two-baggers, while taking a walk 394 times and putting up 632 runs. Philadelphia has hit 167 home runs over the course of the season as well as 606 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,136 occasions (17th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,167 base knocks. The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for a team OBP of .317 as well as a batting average of .254 over the course of the season.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.241 and have a FIP of 3.59 as a squad for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.01 (1,195 strikeouts against 397 walks). They are sitting at 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,086. They have given up 122 dingers and they surrender 4.26 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Philadelphia pitching staff have allowed 566 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.89 (516 earned runs surrendered).
Philadelphia has had relief pitchers take the mound in 50 save opportunities and they have come away with 35 saves. They are currently ranked 7th in the league holding a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 432 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 129 times in high leverage situations and also on 115 occasions with runners on base. Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.3% out of their 175 inherited base runners. Sitting with 119 save situations, the Phillies have amassed 68 holds and 15 blown saves.
Out of their 10,758 innings played, the Phillies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (21st in baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 109 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in pro baseball). The Phillies have accrued 1,163 assists, 61 errors and have earned a total of 3,586 putouts for the season.
During his MLB career, Gibson has allowed 1,507 hits while totaling 1,174 strikeouts in 1,477 frames. He has surrendered a total of 731 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.378 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.22 and he has faced 6,342 opposing batters in his MLB career. Gibson (88-89 mark in his career) holds a 4.45 earned run average and has surrendered 9.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (+115)
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