New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions, Picks, MLB Spring Training Odds 3/9/2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Aaron Nola
The New York Yankees head to Spectrum Field on Monday, March 9, 2020 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Yankees and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +105 and Philadelphia at -125. The Yankees had a 88-77-6 over/under mark and a 108-63-0 run line record last year. The Phillies were 81-81-0 against the run line and had a 73-82-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees were 88-77-6 against the over/under last year
The New York Yankees were 108-63-0 against the run line last season
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies were 73-82-7 against the over/under last year
The Philadelphia Phillies were 81-81-0 against the run line last season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
3/7/2020 Ben Heller RP Back Probable for start of season
3/7/2020 Gary Sanchez C Back Probable for start of season
3/6/2020 Aaron Judge RF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
3/3/2020 Giancarlo Stanton LF Calf Questionable for start of season
3/1/2020 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
2/25/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
2/13/2020 James Paxton SP Back Expected to be out until at least Apr 25
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
3/8/2020 Los Santos Enyel De Los Santos RP Hamstring Probable for start of season
3/7/2020 Andrew Knapp C Ribs Probable for start of season
3/7/2020 Jay Bruce LF Elbow Probable for start of season
3/2/2020 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Apr 4
3/2/2020 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Questionable for start of season
2/29/2020 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Apr 9
2/26/2020 Robert Stock RP Forearm Probable for start of season
2/12/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees had a 103-59 overall record last season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ had a 12-8 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.30. He had 140 strikeouts over his 161.1 innings pitched and he gave up 160 hits. He allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.08 and they gave up 610 base hits on the year. Teams hit .239 against the bullpen and they struck out 750 hitters while walking 267 batters. As a team, New York allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Yankees pitchers collectively gave up 1,374 base hits and 691 earned runs last year. They allowed 248 home runs last season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff walked 507 batters and struck out 1,534. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit was 4.47.
As a team New York hit .267, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees held a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which was good for 4th in baseball. They ranked 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Gleyber Torres hit .278 with an on-base percentage of .337 last year. He had 152 hits last season in 546 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .535 and an OPS+ of 128. Brett Gardner hit .251 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .325. He totaled 123 hits and he drove in 74 men in 491 at bats. His OPS+ was 117 while his slugging percentage was at .503. The Yankees had 1,493 hits last season, including 290 doubles and 306 home runs. New York walked 569 times last year and they struck out 1,437 times as a unit. They left 1,039 men on base and had a team OPS of .829. They scored 5.82 runs per contest and scored a total of 943 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia had a 81-81 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.87, Aaron Nola had a 12-7 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He had 229 strikeouts over the 202.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 176 hits. He allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.03. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.38 and they gave up 574 base hits on the year. Teams hit .254 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers struck out 584 batters and walked 236 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They were 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Phillies pitchers as a team surrendered 1,452 base knocks and 731 earned runs last season. They gave up 258 home runs last year, which ranked 5th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff walked 546 hitters and struck out 1,392 batters. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.37 while their FIP as a staff was 4.88.
As a team, they batted .246, good for 21st in the league. The Phillies held a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which was good for 20th in baseball. They ranked 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup after batting .260 with an OBP of .372 last season. He had 149 hits last year along with 114 RBI in 573 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 125. Rhys Hoskins hit .226 last season and he had an OBP of .364. He collected 129 hits in 570 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He had an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .454. The Phillies as a unit had 1,369 base hits last season, including 311 doubles and 215 homers. Philadelphia walked 562 times last year and they struck out on 1,453 occasions. They left 1,129 men on base and had an OPS of .746. They scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 774 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees (+105)
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