Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Robert Gsellman
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Citi Field on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Robert Gsellman for the Mets.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at -125 and New York at +105. The Phillies have a 6-6-0 over/under record and a 7-5-0 run line mark. The Mets are 6-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 7-5-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 7-5-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 6-7-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/17/17 P Zach Eflin Knee expected to start Tuesday vs. New York Mets
04/12/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm out indefinitely
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/15/17 P Noah Syndergaard Finger "?" for next scheduled start Thursday vs Philadelphia Phillies
04/03/17 P Jeurys Familia Suspension 15-game suspension (eligible to return 04/20 vs Philadelphia)
04/01/17 P Seth Lugo Arm 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 LF Brandon Nimmo Hamstring 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 4-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.89. He has 17 strikeouts over his 9 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.62 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 108 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 100. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .237, good for 16th in the league. The Phillies hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .346 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 18 hits this season in 52 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .615 and an OPS+ of 173. Odubel Herrera is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .350. The Phillies have 95 hits, including 21 doubles and 14 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 102 times as a unit. They have left 68 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 7-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.28, Robert Gsellman has a 0-1 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 13 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 49 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 114 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 42 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.30.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 26th in the league. The Mets hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Curtis Granderson comes into this matchup batting .174 with an OBP of .235. He has 8 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 46 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .261 with an OPS+ of 37. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 16 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Mets as a unit have 103 base hits, including 18 doubles and 22 homers. New York has walked 51 times this year and they have struck out on 114 occasions. They have had 89 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 61 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +105
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