Philadelphia Phillies vs Detroit Tigers MLB Predictions 3/16
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- Mar 16, 2023, 12:12:13 AM
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In today's MLB picks for the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Detroit Tigers, we analyze both teams' hitting, pitching, injuries, and other crucial factors. The game is set to take place on March 16, 2023, at 6:05 PM at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. The weather forecast for gametime is 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The line for this matchup is set at PHI -120.
Philadelphia Phillies Analysis
The Philadelphia Phillies' offense has shown some power this season, with a team batting average of .265 and a total of 31 home runs. Edmundo Sosa leads the team with four home runs and an impressive .524 batting average, while also contributing eight RBIs. Cade Fergus is another standout, posting a perfect 1.000 AVG, OBP, and SLG. As a whole, the Phillies have managed to score 94 runs, showing their potential to put up big numbers.
When it comes to pitching, the Phillies have struggled this season. Their team ERA is 6.46, and they have a WHIP of 1.64. The pitching staff has allowed 80 walks and has struck out 148 batters. Their opponents' batting average sits at .278. Despite these struggles, the Phillies have managed to maintain a 9-8 record, indicating that their offense has been able to compensate for the pitching woes.
Detroit Tigers Analysis
The Detroit Tigers have displayed a strong offensive performance this season, with a team batting average of .277 and a total of 33 home runs. Parker Meadows leads the team in home runs with four, while also maintaining a .300 batting average and contributing eight RBIs. Andre Lipcius has been an essential part of the lineup, providing 10 RBIs and hitting three home runs with a .273 batting average. The Tigers have scored a total of 129 runs, demonstrating their ability to generate runs consistently.
Detroit's pitching has experienced some issues this season, with a team ERA of 6.02 and a WHIP of 1.59. The pitching staff has allowed 84 walks and has struck out 205 batters. The Tigers' opponents' batting average is .282. Despite these pitching struggles, the Tigers have achieved an 11-9 record, which can be attributed to their strong offensive performance.
Philadelphia Phillies' injury report includes Ranger Suarez (SP) listed as day-to-day, Garrett Stubbs (C) as day-to-day, Nick Nelson (RP) out, Rafael Marchan (C) as day-to-day, and Cristopher Sanchez (RP) out.
For the Detroit Tigers, the injury report consists of Andy Ibanez (3B) listed as day-to-day, Matt Vierling (CF) as day-to-day, Tyler Nevin (3B) as day-to-day, and Tarik Skubal (SP) on the 60-Day IL.
Based on both teams' offensive and pitching performances, it's evident that they have been relying heavily on their hitting to win games. The Phillies have a slight edge in pitching, but the Tigers have shown more consistent offensive production.
Considering the injury report and the performance of both teams, our MLB picks for today predict a close game, but the Detroit Tigers will come out on top due to their more potent and consistent offense.
Pick: Detroit Tigers