New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-155) Phillies (+143)
Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies (1-3, 5th in NL East) play the New York Yankees (8-1, 1st in AL East) at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Yankees priced at -155 and the Phillies are at +143. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Masahiro Tanaka and Zach Eflin.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/3/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/1/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/3/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2020 Reggie McClain RP Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 8-1 overall record this season. Tanaka (11-9 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.23 while he has faced 772 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.45 (91 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.254. He has given up 190 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 41 walks. Tanaka has taken the mound for 184 frames and is sitting with 152 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .156 against the bullpen and they've struck out 45 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 61 base hits and 31 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 78. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team New York is hitting .243, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .489 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 11 hits this season in 35 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .886 and an OPS+ of 252. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .412 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .429. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 34 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .618. The Yankees have 69 hits, including 10 doubles and 20 home runs. New York has walked 34 times so far this season and they have struck out 79 times as a unit. They have left 56 men on base and have a team OPS of .825. They score 5.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 51 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Thus far in his career, Eflin has surrendered 448 hits while he has tallied 318 K's in 419 innings. He has surrendered a total of 220 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.341 and having a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.79 and he has gone up against 1,805 opposing hitters during his career. Eflin (25-31 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.73 earned run average while giving up 9.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.75 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 13 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.91. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 35 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 12 hitters and struck out 32 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 5.43.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 13th in the league. The Phillies hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .412. He has 3 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 13 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 147. Didi Gregorius is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .412. He has collected 5 hits in 15 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 216 and a slugging percentage of .733. The Phillies as a unit have 32 base hits, including 4 doubles and 7 homers. Philadelphia has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 27 occasions. They have had 33 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 18 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees (-155)
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