New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 8/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Aaron Nola
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Steven Matz for the Mets and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
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New York opens at +119 while Philadelphia opens at -129. The Mets have a 64-37-11 over/under record and a 47-65-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 59-53-0 against the run line and have a 49-54-9 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 64-37-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 47-65-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 49-54-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-53-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
07/28/17 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/24/17 P Zack Wheeler Arm 10-day DL (07/23)
07/08/17 CF Brandon Nimmo Lung 10-day DL (07/08)
06/28/17 P Robert Gsellman Hamstring 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 60-day DL (05/22)
06/15/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (05/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger left last game, "?" for next start
08/08/17 C Andrew Knapp Hand 10-day DL (08/04)
08/05/17 CF Aaron Altherr Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04)
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 60-day DL (06/23)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 51-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.77 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 43 strikeouts over his 57.2 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 423 hitters and walked 178 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,071 base hits and 547 earned runs. They have allowed 161 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 399 batters and struck out 988. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team New York is hitting .249, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 95 hits this season in 328 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .573 and an OPS+ of 151. Jay Bruce is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 407 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Mets have 953 hits, including 200 doubles and 168 home runs. New York has walked 357 times so far this season and they have struck out 881 times as a unit. They have left 739 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 528 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 42-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.12, Aaron Nola has a 8-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 117 strikeouts over the 112.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 100 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 356 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,021 base knocks and 503 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 361 hitters and struck out 864 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .304. He has 108 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 424 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 87. Odubel Herrera is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 119 hits in 420 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Phillies as a unit have 947 base hits, including 205 doubles and 113 homers. Philadelphia has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out on 969 occasions. They have had 753 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 3.97 runs per game and totaled 445 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -129
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