Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets 9/5/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ben Lively vs. Jacob deGrom
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Citi Field on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Ben Lively for the Phillies and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +199 and New York at -215. The Phillies have a 61-65-10 over/under record and a 72-64-0 run line mark. The Mets are 58-78-0 against the run line and have a 76-49-11 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 61-65-10 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 72-64-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 76-49-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 58-78-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
09/01/17 P Jerad Eickhoff Hand 60-day DL (09/01)
08/22/17 P Zach Eflin Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/18/17 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger 60-day DL (08/11)
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)
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/26/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (08/26)
08/25/17 LF Michael Conforto Shoulder 10-day DL (08/25)
08/21/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
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)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 52-84 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ben Lively has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 34 strikeouts over his 59.2 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 442 hitters and walked 185 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,260 base hits and 631 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 440 batters and struck out 1,073. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .249, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 132 hits this season in 521 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .392 and an OPS+ of 82. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 424 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Phillies have 1,159 hits, including 248 doubles and 143 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 403 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,183 times as a unit. They have left 912 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 556 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 58-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Jacob deGrom has a 14-8 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 206 strikeouts over the 178.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 157 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 491 batters and walked 216 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,288 base knocks and 657 earned runs this season. They have given up 186 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 490 hitters and struck out 1,166 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Mets hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .331. He has 103 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 401 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 91. Jay Bruce is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 124 hits in 478 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Mets as a unit have 1,150 base hits, including 236 doubles and 196 homers. New York has walked 436 times this year and they have struck out on 1,085 occasions. They have had 906 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 622 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets -215
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