Thursday, October 1, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz (4-0) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (2-3)
The Philadelphia Phillies welcome the New York Mets to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday. The probable starters are Steven Matz for the Mets and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -163 and Philadelphia at +153. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mets, with a 83-73 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 83-68 over/under record. The Phillies have a 83-62 over/under record and a 81-76 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Mets head into this matchup with a 89-68 record, including 41-38 on the road. Steven Matz has a 4-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.27 and a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 35.2 innings thus far while surrendering 34 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mets are 6-1. The Mets are also 3-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 424 times and walking 166 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.11 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47.
New York is batting .247 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .256 away from home. The Mets hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.46 hits per game and Curtis Granderson leads the team with 145.
With a 34-42 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 60-97 overall mark. Jerad Eickhoff has a record of 2-3 while sporting an earned run average of 3.07 on the year with a 1.09 WHIP. He's pitched 44 innings thus far while surrendering 36 hits over that time in which the Phillies are 3-4. The Phillies are also 4-3 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 538 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 498 times and walking 221 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 10.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74.
They are batting .248 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .247 at home. The Phillies hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.5 hits per game and Freddy Galvis leads the team with 144.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 87 errors with 1,558 assists and 4,259 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .981 team fielding percentage while committing 113 errors, accumulating 1,529 assists and compiling 4,174 put outs.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 83-68 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 83-73 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 83-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 81-76 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
09/30/15 P Steven Matz Back is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday start vs Philadelphia Phillies
09/26/15 3B Juan Uribe Chest out indefinitely
08/05/15 P Rafael Montero Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
07/29/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension out for season
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
09/21/15 1B Ryan Howard Knee out indefinitely
09/14/15 3B Cesar Hernandez Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/14)
09/03/15 RF Domonic Brown Concussion out for season
09/01/15 P Matt Harrison Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/31), out for season
08/28/15 P Elvis Araujo Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/28), out for season
08/19/15 3B Maikel Franco Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/12)
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/19), out for season
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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