Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: LoanDepot Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-160) Miami (+140)
LoanDepot Park is the location where the Miami Marlins (3-4) will try to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies (3-5) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Philadelphia at -160 and Miami is at +140. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers expected to start will be Zack Wheeler and Elieser Hernandez.
Philadelphia is slugging .416 and have struck out 66 times, while drawing a walk on 27 occasions. They have compiled 29 RBI's and 63 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .247. The Phillies have tallied 19 doubles as a squad and have knocked 8 balls out of the park. They have earned 29 runs scored while having a team OBP of .323. As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are scoring 3.6 runs per outing, which is 22nd in baseball.
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The Phillies have an ERA of 4.50 this season (21st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 71 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.84 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.16. Phillies pitchers have surrendered 7 home runs and 37 total runs (23rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 25 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.76 as a squad on the year.
Phillies relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 9 times as well as having 2 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 3 holds on the campaign (21st in MLB). The Phillies relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 5 save situations. They have accumulated 2 saves on the season and have blown 0 of their 2 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 runners on the campaign with 33.3% of them crossed home plate. The Phillies have sent 27 relievers to the mound this year.
The Phillies have converted 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 630 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 14th in the majors. The Philadelphia Phillies have a total of 210 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 74 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding rate is at .979 which puts them in 25th in the majors, and they have turned 8 double plays.
Wheeler (62-51 career record) holds a FIP of 3.46 while he has gone up against 4,339 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 938 base hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 333 free passes. His earned run average is 3.50 (404 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.224. Wheeler has pitched in 1,038 innings and is sitting with 1,029 punch outs so far in his career.
The Marlins hold a team slugging percentage of .366 and they are scoring 3.57 runs per contest (24th in the league). They have put up 9 doubles, while walking 23 times and putting up 25 runs. Miami has accounted for 6 HRs on the year and 23 RBIs. They have struck out on 64 occasions (19th in the league) and have a total of 50 base hits. The Miami Marlins have an OBP of .294 as well as a team batting average of .220 on the campaign.
The Marlins have a WHIP of 1.164 with a FIP of 3.82 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.50 (60 strikeouts against 24 walks). They come in at 5th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 47. They have given up 7 homers and they give up 3.54 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Miami pitching staff have yielded 24 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.25 (22 earned runs surrendered).
With 8 save situations, the Marlins have accumulated 5 holds and 1 blown save. Miami has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 3 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 10 times in high leverage situations and on 6 occasions with runners on base. Miami relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 16.7% out of their 6 inherited base runners. They are ranked 16th in baseball with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 28 relief pitchers onto the field this season.
In 549 innings played, the Marlins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 73.2% (8th in pro baseball). The Miami Marlins have turned 6 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .988 (11th in professional baseball). The Marlins have racked up 56 assists, 3 errors and have a total of 183 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Hernandez has allowed 224 base hits while he has earned 223 strikeouts in 230 innings pitched. Hernandez (7-16 career mark) has earned a 4.73 ERA while surrendering 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 121 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.300 and having a FIP of 5.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.97 and he has faced 989 opposing batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+140)
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