Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians MLB Betting Tips 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Adam Plutko
Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians (91-63, 2nd in AL Central) play the Philadelphia Phillies (78-74, 4th in NL East) at Progressive Field on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The Phillies open this contest at +149 while the Indians are priced at -159. The O/U is set at 10.
The Phillies have been inconsistent for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 78-74-0 SU. Cleveland is covering 59.1% of the time, going 91-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies have been an inconsistent Under option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 69-79-4.
Philadelphia is covering 47.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 35-39-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland is covering 60.8% of the time at Progressive Field, going 48-31-0 SU.
The Indians have been an inconsistent Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 64-85-5.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
9/20/2019 Jean Segura SS Ankle Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2019 Juan Nicasio RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/20/2019 Roman Quinn CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/18/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Out for the season
9/17/2019 Corey Dickerson LF Foot Out for the season
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
9/19/2019 Jose Ramirez 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/18/2019 Jason Kipnis 2B Hand Out for the season
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 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Out for the season
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 78-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 121 strikeouts over his 108.2 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 537 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 534 hitters and walked 221 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,366 base hits and 685 earned runs. They have allowed 241 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 514 batters and struck out 1,291. 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 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .427 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 .372. He has 137 hits this season in 537 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 121. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 536 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Phillies have 1,289 hits, including 292 doubles and 200 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 535 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,358 times as a unit. They have left 1,065 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 734 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 91-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.34, Adam Plutko has a 7-4 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 103.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 104 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 438 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 494 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,226 base knocks and 553 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 426 hitters and struck out 1,436 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 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 14th in the league. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .399. He has 156 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 550 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 139. Francisco Lindor is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 166 hits in 567 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Indians as a unit have 1,300 base hits, including 275 doubles and 210 homers. Cleveland has walked 539 times this year and they have struck out on 1,252 occasions. They have had 1,032 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 730 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies (+149)
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