New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-116) Philadelphia (-105)
Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets (56-51, 1st in NL East) go to Citizens Bank Park on Friday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (55-53, 2nd in NL East). The Phillies open this matchup at -105 while the Mets are priced at -116. The over/under is set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Marcus Stroman and Kyle Gibson.
New York has a slugging rate of .384 and have been called out on strikes 893 times, while taking a walk on 333 occasions. They have accounted for 388 RBI's as well as 785 base knocks for the year, while their batting average comes in at .235. The Mets have accounted for 141 two-baggers as a team and have hit 114 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 404 runs while holding a team OBP of .314. As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 3.8 runs per game, which has them at 29th in the league.
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The Mets have a team earned run average of 3.68 on the year (8th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 961 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 314 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.87 as a squad on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.22. Mets pitchers have given up 115 home runs and also 415 total runs (5th in MLB).
The Mets have sent 337 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have inherited 125 base runners this year and 32.8% of them crossed home plate. They have earned 30 saves on the campaign and have not converted 16 of their 46 chances to get a save. The Mets bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 65.2% and stepped onto the hill in 94 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 47 holds for the season (23rd in MLB). Mets relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 82 times in addition to having 104 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have turned 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,058 innings, which has them ranked 15th in the majors. The New York Mets have accounted for 2,686 putouts for the season, as well as 852 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which puts them in 11th in MLB, and they have twisted 678 double plays.
Stroman has taken the hill for 971 innings and has totaled 796 K's thus far in his career. Stroman (58-57 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.62 and he has gone up against 4,046 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.64 (393 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.271. He has surrendered 963 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 272 walks.
Philadelphia has accounted for 125 home runs for the year as well as 467 runs batted in. They have recorded 174 two-baggers, while getting a free base 381 times and scoring 490 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have an OBP of .321 as well as a batting average of .243 over the course of the season. The Phillies have a team slugging percentage of .405 and they are recording 4.58 runs per contest (13th in the league). They have been rung up on 963 occasions (12th in the league) and have recorded 858 hits.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 507 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.49 (465 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 138 homers and they concede 4.90 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.319 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.24 as a pitching staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.89 (964 strikeouts against 333 bases on balls). They come in at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 896.
Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 49 save chances and they have earned 24 saves. They rank 28th in the league with a save percentage of 49.0%, and they have sent 337 relievers onto the field on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 113 times in high leverage situations and also on 92 occasions with base runners. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.8% out of their 134 inherited runners. With 95 save situations, the Phillies have 42 holds in addition to 25 blown saves.
In their 8,391 innings on the field, the Phillies have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (25th in professional baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have twisted 95 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (20th in professional baseball). The Phillies have recorded 959 assists, 63 errors and have 2,797 putouts during this campaign.
Gibson (76-77 career mark) has a 4.41 earned run average while giving up 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.15 and he has gone up against 5,482 batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up 624 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.395 and a FIP of 4.3. So far in his career, Gibson has surrendered 1,312 base knocks while earning 1,002 punch outs in 1,274 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-105)
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