Monday, April 18, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Jerad Eickhoff
The New York Mets visit Citizens Bank Park on Monday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -150 and Philadelphia at +138. The over/under was set at 5. The Mets have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 3-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 30% of the time. The Phillies are 5-7-0 against the run line and have a 6-6-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 4-6 record, including 2-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.69 and a WHIP of 0.92. He has 21 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he has given up 10 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0.37. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen while being struck out 35 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 93 base hits and 35 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 26 batters and struck out 90. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 2.72.
As a team, New York is batting .218, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Mets hold a .344 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.1 hits per game. Yoenis Cespedes comes into this game hitting .282 and his on-base percentage is at .349. He has 11 hits this season along with 7 runs scored and 8 runs batted in. He's struck out 14 times and has walked 3 times. Lucas Duda is hitting .200 and he has an on-base percentage of .243. He has totaled 7 hits so far while scoring 4 runs and he's driven in 3. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 9 times. The Mets have 71 hits, including 14 doubles and 9 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 1 times. New York has walked 35 times this season and they've struck out 88 times as a unit. They've left 72 men on base and have a team OPS of .645. They score 3.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 31 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 3-3 home record and a 5-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.50, Jerad Eickhoff has a 1-1 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 9 hits. He has allowed 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.89. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 34 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 7.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.18 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 85 base knocks and 47 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 32 hitters and struck out 118. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.10.
As a team, they are batting .207, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .182 average at home. The Phillies hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .267 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 6.42 hits per contest. Ryan Howard comes into this matchup batting .194 and he has an OBP of .262. He has 7 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 7 RBI. He's struck out 12 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Maikel Franco is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 12 hits so far while he's scored 3 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 8 times. The Phillies as a unit have 77 base hits, including 15 doubles and 11 homers. They have 3 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 29 times this year and they have struck out 102 times. They've had 65 men left on base and have an OPS of .619. They score 2.58 runs per game and have totaled 31 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 5-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 3-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
04/17/16 3B David Wright Rest expected to miss Sunday vs. Cleveland Indians
04/17/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Cleveland Indians
04/15/16 P Jacob deGrom Shoulder out indefinitely
04/04/16 P Joshua Edgin Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/17/16 1B Ryan Howard Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Washington Nationals
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
04/04/16 P Michael Mariot Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Mario Hollands Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Cody Asche Ribs 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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