New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Tips 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Jake Arrieta
The New York Mets visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 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 +117 and Philadelphia at -127. The Mets have a 12-3-1 over/under record and a 10-6-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 7-8-0 against the run line and have a 10-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 12-3-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 10-6-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 10-5-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 7-8-0 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
04/16/19 CF Odubel Herrera Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs New York Mets
04/16/19 1B Rhys Hoskins Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs New York Mets
04/15/19 P David Robertson Elbow 10-day IL (04/15)
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 10-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 7.47 and a WHIP of 1.72 this season. He has 17 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.00 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .294 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.4. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 154 base hits and 86 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 65 batters and struck out 170. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team New York is hitting .268, good for 8th in the league. The Mets hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .413. He has 20 hits this season in 64 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .563 and an OPS+ of 164. Pete Alonso is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .418. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 59 at bats. His OPS+ is 213 while his slugging percentage is at .763. The Mets have 154 hits, including 33 doubles and 20 home runs. New York has walked 69 times so far this season and they have struck out 165 times as a unit. They have left 127 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 6.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 98 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 9-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Jake Arrieta has a 2-1 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 62 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 143 base knocks and 74 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 134 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 14th in the league. The Phillies hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Maikel Franco comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .400. He has 13 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .612 with an OPS+ of 158. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 15 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .607. The Phillies as a unit have 133 base hits, including 29 doubles and 21 homers. Philadelphia has walked 81 times this year and they have struck out on 140 occasions. They have had 121 men left on base and have an OPS of .792. They have scored 5.67 runs per game and totaled 85 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -127
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