Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-170) Arizona (+140)
The Philadelphia Phillies (72-57) are hitting the road to Chase Field on Wednesday where they will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (60-67). The odds on this game have Philadelphia at -170 and Arizona is coming in at +140. The over/under comes in at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Bailey Falter and Tommy Henry.
As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are compiling 4.7 runs per outing, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have a total of 600 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .315. The Phillies have earned 203 doubles as a unit and have hit 163 balls out of the park. They have recorded 577 RBI's in addition to 1,107 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is .253. Philadelphia has a slugging % of .420 and have struck out 1,079 times, while drawing a walk on 374 occasions.
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The Phillies have compiled a team earned run average of 3.77 over the course of the season (9th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,137 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 372 hitters and their FIP is 3.61 as a squad this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.22. Phillies pitchers have surrendered 118 home runs in addition to 527 total runs (12th in MLB).
The Phillies have dispatched 411 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 164 base runners so far this season with 34.1% of those players crossed home plate. They have tallied 35 saves on the campaign and have not converted 14 out of their 49 chances to get a save. The Phillies relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 71.4% and has come into the game in 116 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 66 holds so far this year (15th in the league). Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 109 times in addition to having 123 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 3,434 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,119 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which puts them in 4th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 107 double plays. The Phillies have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,302 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 17th in baseball.
Falter has thrown 84 innings and has earned 80 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Falter (4-4 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.82 and he has gone up against 354 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.89 (46 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.217. He has allowed 84 base knocks (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 19 walks.
Arizona has hit 138 home runs on the year as well as 521 RBIs. They have put up 203 doubles, while getting a free base 448 times as well as notching 558 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded an on-base percentage of .308 as well as a team batting average of .229 so far this season. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .386 and they average 4.39 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have struck out on 1,032 occasions (21st in the league) and have earned a total of 958 base knocks.
The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 572 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.17 (519 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 132 home runs and they give up 4.60 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.286 in addition to having a FIP of 4.15 as a squad this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.43 (939 strikeouts vs 386 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,054.
Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 28.6% out of their 161 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 136 times in high leverage situations and on 118 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 108 save situations, the Diamondbacks have recorded 59 holds and also 19 blown saves. They are currently ranked 21st in baseball holding a save rate of 59.6%, and they have sent 433 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the game in 47 save opportunities and they have recorded 28 saves.
Out of their 10,080 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (13th in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 110 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (20th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have racked up 1,100 assists, 72 errors and have accounted for 3,360 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Henry has conceded 23 base hits while he has totaled 19 strikeouts in 27 innings. Henry (3-2 career win-loss record) holds a 3.25 ERA and has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 10 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.265 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.58 and he has faced 116 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (+140)
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