Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Yankees Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Yankees
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Phillies (+274) Yankees (-340)
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (6-1, 1st in AL East) play the Philadelphia Phillies (1-2, 4th in NL East) at Yankee Stadium on Monday. The Phillies open this game at +274 while the Yankees are coming in at -340. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Jake Arrieta and Gerrit Cole.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/2/2020 Zach Eflin SP Back Probable for Aug 2
8/2/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
8/2/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/1/2020 Luis Cessa RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
8/1/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
7/31/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 1-2 overall record this season. Arrieta (106-75 career record) has a FIP of 3.90 while he has faced 6,096 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.72 (607 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.211. He has allowed 1,268 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 511 walks. Arrieta has pitched in 1,469 frames and has tallied 1,318 punchouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.17 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 9 hitters and walked 5 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.67. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 27 base hits and 17 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 10 batters and struck out 24. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 5.04.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .240, good for 13th in the league. The Phillies hold a .480 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .361, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. J.T. Realmuto is hitting .154 with an on-base percentage of .154. He has 2 hits this season in 13 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 46. Bryce Harper is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .462. He has totaled 2 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 9 at bats. His OPS+ is 186 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Phillies have 24 hits, including 4 doubles and 6 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 18 times as a unit. They have left 26 men on base and have a team OPS of .841. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 15 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cole (96-52 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.22 ERA while conceding 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.24 and he has gone up against 4,887 batters so far in his career. So far in his MLB career, Cole has conceded 1,039 hits while he has tallied 1,348 strikeouts in 1,206 frames. He has conceded 431 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.125 and having a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.70 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .153 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 33 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 43 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 58 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 16th in the league. The Yankees hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .333. He has 7 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .741 with an OPS+ of 194. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .464. He has collected 8 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 225 and a slugging percentage of .696. The Yankees as a unit have 52 base hits, including 6 doubles and 14 homers. New York has walked 26 times this year and they have struck out on 63 occasions. They have had 47 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 36 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies (+274)
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