New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Tips 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Aaron Nola
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies (69-63, 3rd in NL East) will play the New York Mets (67-65, 4th in NL East) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Mets coming in at +140 and the Phillies are at -150. The O/U is set at 9.
The Mets have been a solid bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 67-65-0 SU. The Phillies are covering 52.3% of the time, going 69-63-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a less than ideal Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 64-55-13.
New York covers 43.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 30-39-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies are covering 58.0% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 40-29-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a solid Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 62-67-3.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/27/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/25/2019 Steven Matz SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/24/2019 Tomas Nido C Head Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/20/2019 Robert Gsellman RP Triceps Out for the season
8/20/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/14/2019 Jacob Rhame RP Elbow Out for the season
8/13/2019 Dominic Smith LF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/5/2019 Robinson Cano 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 29
5/23/2019 Yoenis Cespedes CF Ankle Out for the season
5/3/2019 Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/27/2019 Pat Neshek RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/27/2019 Roman Quinn CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2019 Jay Bruce LF Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2019 Juan Nicasio RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/21/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/21/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/20/2019 Jake Arrieta SP Elbow Out for the season
8/18/2019 Adam Morgan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/17/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
8/15/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
7/23/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Out for the season
6/24/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 67-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 156 strikeouts over his 155.1 innings pitched and he's given up 156 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 459 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,135 base hits and 566 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 421 batters and struck out 1,216. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team New York is hitting .256, good for 10th in the league. The Mets hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 143 hits this season in 495 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 104. Pete Alonso is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .592. The Mets have 1,170 hits, including 224 doubles and 186 home runs. New York has walked 407 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,136 times as a unit. They have left 918 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 626 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 69-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Aaron Nola has a 12-4 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 187 strikeouts over the 168.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 143 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 474 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 458 batters and walked 186 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,194 base knocks and 601 earned runs this season. They have given up 212 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 435 hitters and struck out 1,102 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.94.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .372. He has 118 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 466 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 123. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 106 hits in 455 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Phillies as a unit have 1,107 base hits, including 250 doubles and 166 homers. Philadelphia has walked 478 times this year and they have struck out on 1,154 occasions. They have had 932 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 632 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies (-150)
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