New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (+139) Phillies (-150)
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies (6-9, 5th in NL East) will play the New York Mets (9-12, 3rd in NL East) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Mets priced at +139 and the Phillies are at -150. The O/U opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Rick Porcello and Zack Wheeler.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/15/2020 Jake Marisnick CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/14/2020 Jacob deGrom SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/13/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/14/2020 Spencer Howard SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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 9-12 overall record this season. Porcello (150-120 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.16 and he has gone up against 8,735 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.38 (1,000 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.314. He has allowed 2,221 base knocks (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 480 walks. Porcello has taken the hill for 2,056 innings and has earned 1,522 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 92 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 187 base hits and 103 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 194. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team New York is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Mets hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .444. He has 25 hits this season in 75 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 170. Robinson Cano is hitting .410 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .455. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 39 at bats. His OPS+ is 200 while his slugging percentage is at .615. The Mets have 191 hits, including 30 doubles and 25 home runs. New York has walked 83 times so far this season and they have struck out 186 times as a unit. They have left 176 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 95 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Wheeler (46-38 career record) has earned a 3.75 earned run average while conceding 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.67 and he has gone up against 3,256 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. In his MLB career, Wheeler has surrendered 719 base hits and he has 734 K's in 767 frames. He has allowed a total of 320 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.295 and having a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 9.12 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .321 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 48 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.95. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 153 base knocks and 84 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 130 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 8th in the league. The Phillies hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .191 with an OBP of .250. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 47 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .213 with an OPS+ of 30. Bryce Harper is hitting .347 this season and he has an OBP of .484. He has collected 17 hits in 49 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 214 and a slugging percentage of .673. The Phillies as a unit have 123 base hits, including 20 doubles and 23 homers. Philadelphia has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out on 101 occasions. They have had 105 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 78 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies (-150)
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