New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (+145) Phillies (-157)
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Jean Segura and the Philadelphia Phillies (5-9, 5th in NL East) will take on the New York Mets (9-11, 3rd in NL East) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Mets coming in at +145 and the Phillies are at -157. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Steven Matz and Aaron Nola.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/13/2020 Amed Rosario SS Illness Probable for Aug 14
8/13/2020 Jeff McNeil 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/13/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/12/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/13/2020 Adam Haseley CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/11/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/11/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 9-11 overall record this season. Matz (31-39 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.43 while he has faced 2,422 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.19 (264 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.306. He has given up 568 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 173 walks. Matz has taken the mound for 567 innings and is sitting with 534 strikeouts in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.86 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 176 base hits and 97 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 60 batters and struck out 187. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team New York is hitting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Mets hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. J.D. Davis is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 18 hits this season in 64 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 131. Pete Alonso is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Mets have 179 hits, including 29 doubles and 23 home runs. New York has walked 78 times so far this season and they have struck out 178 times as a unit. They have left 166 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 90 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his pro baseball career, Nola has surrendered 679 hits while he has earned 855 punchouts in 790 innings pitched. He has allowed 305 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.159 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.61 and he has gone up against 3,245 hitters so far in his career. Nola (54-36 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.47 ERA while allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 10.13 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .332 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 42 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.1. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 141 base knocks and 80 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 33 hitters and struck out 122 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 9th in the league. The Phillies hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .209 with an OBP of .346. He has 9 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 43 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .349 with an OPS+ of 92. J.T. Realmuto is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 14 hits in 48 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 188 and a slugging percentage of .729. The Phillies as a unit have 112 base hits, including 17 doubles and 22 homers. Philadelphia has walked 59 times this year and they have struck out on 94 occasions. They have had 97 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies (-157)
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