New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Tips 4/16/2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Nick Pivetta
The New York Mets visit Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Steven Matz for the Mets and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +122 and Philadelphia at -132. The Mets have a 11-3-1 over/under record and a 9-6-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 7-7-0 against the run line and have a 9-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 11-3-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 9-6-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 9-5-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 7-7-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
03/25/19 P Drew Smith Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
03/25/19 2B Jed Lowrie Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 3B Todd Frazier Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 9-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.65 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.50 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .307 against the bullpen and they've struck out 60 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.44. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 142 base hits and 80 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 154. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team New York is hitting .268, good for 8th in the league. The Mets hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Pete Alonso is hitting .345 with an on-base percentage of .419. He has 19 hits this season in 55 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .800 and an OPS+ of 223. Michael Conforto is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .435. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 58 at bats. His OPS+ is 181 while his slugging percentage is at .603. The Mets have 142 hits, including 31 doubles and 19 home runs. New York has walked 63 times so far this season and they have struck out 154 times as a unit. They have left 117 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 6.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 91 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 9-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.45, Nick Pivetta has a 1-1 record and a 2.18 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 13.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 16.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 57 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 131 base knocks and 68 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 46 hitters and struck out 123 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Phillies hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .438. He has 15 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 182. Maikel Franco is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 11 hits in 44 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .568. The Phillies as a unit have 121 base hits, including 28 doubles and 20 homers. Philadelphia has walked 73 times this year and they have struck out on 124 occasions. They have had 110 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.64 runs per game and totaled 79 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -132
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