Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets 9/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Jacob deGrom
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets on Sunday, September 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
Philadelphia opens at +166 while New York opens at -176. The Phillies have a 61-72-7 over/under record and a 69-71-0 run line mark. The Mets are 71-69-0 against the run line and have a 63-70-7 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 61-72-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 69-71-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 63-70-7 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 71-69-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
09/07/18 3B Maikel Franco Wrist is questionable Saturday vs New York Mets
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)
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/17/18 P Bobby Wahl Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/05/18 P Anthony Swarzak Shoulder 10-day DL (08/04)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 74-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 9-10 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 148 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 492 hitters and walked 177 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,165 base hits and 542 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 417 batters and struck out 1,267. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Phillies hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 131 hits this season in 522 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .354 and an OPS+ of 92. Odubel Herrera is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 497 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Phillies have 1,114 hits, including 209 doubles and 164 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 500 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,314 times as a unit. They have left 965 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 597 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 63-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.68, Jacob deGrom has a 8-8 record and a 0.96 WHIP this season. He has 230 strikeouts over the 188 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 139 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 443 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 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 4.23. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,209 base knocks and 593 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 415 hitters and struck out 1,242 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Michael Conforto comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .338. He has 105 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 457 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .405 with an OPS+ of 109. Amed Rosario is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 119 hits in 464 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .381. The Mets as a unit have 1,117 base hits, including 227 doubles and 145 homers. New York has walked 470 times this year and they have struck out on 1,202 occasions. They have had 943 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 580 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets -176
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