New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 9/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 17, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Jake Arrieta
The New York Mets visit Citizens Bank Park on Monday, September 17, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Jake Arrieta for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +105 and Philadelphia at -115. The Mets have a 67-74-7 over/under record and a 76-72-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 70-77-0 against the run line and have a 66-74-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 67-74-7 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 76-72-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 66-74-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 70-77-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/17/18 P Bobby Wahl Hamstring 60-day DL (08/17)
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
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
09/15/18 3B Maikel Franco Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Miami Marlins
08/16/18 P Aaron Loup Forearm 10-day DL (08/16)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 69-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 11-7 record with an earned run average of 3.23 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 175 strikeouts over his 175.1 innings pitched and he's given up 147 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 498 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 472 hitters and walked 205 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,265 base hits and 616 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 440 batters and struck out 1,315. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team New York is hitting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .237 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 116 hits this season in 490 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 116. Amed Rosario is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .297. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 495 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Mets have 1,180 hits, including 239 doubles and 162 home runs. New York has walked 502 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,262 times as a unit. They have left 992 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 632 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 76-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.66, Jake Arrieta has a 10-9 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 127 strikeouts over the 159.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 146 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 520 batters and walked 191 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,225 base knocks and 579 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 443 hitters and struck out 1,325 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .360. He has 142 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 552 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .361 with an OPS+ of 94. Odubel Herrera is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 132 hits in 513 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Phillies as a unit have 1,180 base hits, including 223 doubles and 175 homers. Philadelphia has walked 526 times this year and they have struck out on 1,378 occasions. They have had 1,017 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 633 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +105
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