Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians MLB Betting Tips 9/20/2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs. Shane Bieber
Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians (89-63, 2nd in AL Central) host the Philadelphia Phillies (78-72, 3rd in NL East) at Progressive Field on Friday, September 20, 2019. The Phillies open this game at +203 while the Indians are priced at -220. The over/under is set at 9.
The Phillies have been a solid pick for baseball bettors, having gone 78-72-0 SU. The Indians are covering 58.6% of the time, going 89-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies have been a good Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 68-78-4.
The Phillies are covering 48.6% of the time away from home, having gone 35-37-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians are covering 59.7% of the time at Progressive Field, going 46-31-0 SU.
The Indians have been a pretty good Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 64-83-5.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
9/18/2019 Roman Quinn CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/18/2019 Juan Nicasio RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/18/2019 Jay Bruce LF Arm
9/18/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/17/2019 Corey Dickerson LF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/10/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/1/2019 Adam Morgan RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2019 Jerad Eickhoff SP Finger Out for the season
8/31/2019 Pat Neshek RP Hamstring Out for the season
8/20/2019 Jake Arrieta SP Elbow Out for the season
8/17/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Out for the season
6/24/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/18/2019 Jason Kipnis 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/18/2019 Franmil Reyes DH Personal
9/17/2019 Brad Hand RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/13/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Knee Out for the season
9/11/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/7/2019 Corey Kluber SP Oblique Out for the season
9/6/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Out for the season
9/1/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/25/2019 Jose Ramirez 3B Hand Out for the season
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 78-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Smyly has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 6.22 and a WHIP of 1.60 this season. He has 110 strikeouts over his 105.2 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 535 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 526 hitters and walked 218 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,350 base hits and 675 earned runs. They have allowed 239 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 506 batters and struck out 1,279. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.90.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .247, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 135 hits this season in 529 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 122. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 530 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Phillies have 1,271 hits, including 287 doubles and 200 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 534 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,342 times as a unit. They have left 1,053 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 728 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 89-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.26, Shane Bieber has a 14-7 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 245 strikeouts over the 201.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 169 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 491 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,210 base knocks and 551 earned runs this season. They have given up 194 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 424 hitters and struck out 1,420 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .399. He has 153 hits this year along with 90 RBI in 543 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 139. Francisco Lindor is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 162 hits in 560 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Indians as a unit have 1,281 base hits, including 270 doubles and 209 homers. Cleveland has walked 531 times this year and they have struck out on 1,243 occasions. They have had 1,020 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 718 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies (+203)
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