New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 8/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom vs. Jake Arrieta
The New York Mets head to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Jacob deGrom for the Mets and Jake Arrieta for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -112 and Philadelphia at +102. The Mets have a 55-60-5 over/under mark and a 57-63-0 run line record. The Phillies are 62-59-0 against the run line and have a 52-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 55-60-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 57-63-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 52-63-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 62-59-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/05/18 P Anthony Swarzak Shoulder 10-day DL (08/04)
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21); is out for season
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/19/18 RF Jay Bruce Hip 10-day DL (06/18)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/16/18 P Austin Davis Back 10-day DL (08/16)
08/16/18 P Aaron Loup Forearm 10-day DL (08/16)
07/23/18 P Edubray Ramos Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/10/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 60-day DL (07/10)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 52-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 1.81 and a WHIP of 0.97 this year. He has 195 strikeouts over his 159 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 381 hitters and walked 181 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,060 base hits and 523 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 1,035. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team New York is hitting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 91 hits this season in 344 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 148. Amed Rosario is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 388 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .374. The Mets have 953 hits, including 201 doubles and 127 home runs. New York has walked 430 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,026 times as a unit. They have left 820 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 509 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 67-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.33, Jake Arrieta has a 9-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 95 strikeouts over the 132.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 421 batters and walked 159 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,005 base knocks and 461 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 365 hitters and struck out 1,079 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Phillies hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .368. He has 117 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 454 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .366 with an OPS+ of 98. Odubel Herrera is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 121 hits in 449 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .445. The Phillies as a unit have 963 base hits, including 179 doubles and 143 homers. Philadelphia has walked 449 times this year and they have struck out on 1,150 occasions. They have had 842 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 527 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies +102
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