Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Yankees Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Phillies (+155) Yankees (-182)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Gio Urshela and the New York Yankees (8-1, 1st in AL East) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (1-3, 5th in NL East) on Wednesday. The Phillies open this matchup at +155 while the Yankees are coming in at -182. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Aaron Nola and Jordan Montgomery.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/3/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Undisclosed 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
8/3/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/3/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/3/2020 Luis Cessa RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
8/1/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 1-3 overall record this season. Nola has thrown 776 innings and has 833 punchouts so far in his career. His ERA is 3.51 (303 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.172. He has allowed 674 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 236 walks. Nola (53-36 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.48 while he has gone up against 3,198 batters in the majors. 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 bullpen and they've struck out 13 hitters and walked 7 batters. 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 collectively have given up 35 base hits and 23 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 12 batters and struck out 32. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 5.47.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .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 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 3 hits this season in 13 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 147. Didi Gregorius is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 15 at bats. His OPS+ is 215 while his slugging percentage is at .733. The Phillies have 32 hits, including 4 doubles and 7 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 22 times so far this season and they have struck out 27 times as a unit. They have left 33 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 18 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his MLB career, Montgomery has surrendered 170 base hits while earning 171 strikeouts in 187 innings pitched. He has allowed 79 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.249 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and he has gone up against 787 batters during his career. Montgomery (12-7 career record) has a 3.79 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. 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 Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 45 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 61 base knocks and 31 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 24 hitters and struck out 78 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 11th in the league. The Yankees hold a .489 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Gio Urshela comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .400. He has 9 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 30 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 198. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .412 this season and he has an OBP of .429. He has collected 14 hits in 34 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 195 and a slugging percentage of .618. The Yankees as a unit have 69 base hits, including 10 doubles and 20 homers. New York has walked 34 times this year and they have struck out on 79 occasions. They have had 56 men left on base and have an OPS of .825. They have scored 5.67 runs per game and totaled 51 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies (+155)
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