New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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 Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Steven Matz for the Mets and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
New York opens at +190 while Philadelphia opens at -205. The Mets have a 67-74-8 over/under record and a 77-72-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 70-78-0 against the run line and have a 67-74-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 67-74-8 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 77-72-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 67-74-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 70-78-0 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
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 69-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 5-11 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 136 strikeouts over his 140 innings pitched and he's given up 124 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 499 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 473 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 4.17. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,271 base hits and 620 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 441 batters and struck out 1,328. 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 4.01.
As a team New York is hitting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .393 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. Amed Rosario is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 129 hits this season in 499 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 94. Michael Conforto is hitting .239 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 494 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .433. The Mets have 1,186 hits, including 241 doubles and 162 home runs. New York has walked 505 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,267 times as a unit. They have left 998 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 635 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 76-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.42, Aaron Nola has a 16-5 record and a 0.97 WHIP this season. He has 201 strikeouts over the 193.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 523 batters and walked 192 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,234 base knocks and 585 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 445 hitters and struck out 1,336 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
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. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .313. He has 132 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 516 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 95. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 143 hits in 557 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .364. The Phillies as a unit have 1,187 base hits, including 226 doubles and 176 homers. Philadelphia has walked 527 times this year and they have struck out on 1,388 occasions. They have had 1,024 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 637 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +190
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