New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-132) Philadelphia (+105)
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Vince Velasquez and the Philadelphia Phillies (30-31, 2nd in NL East) will play the New York Yankees (33-30, 3rd in AL East) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Yankees coming in at -132 and the Phillies are at +105. The total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon and Vince Velasquez.
As a unit, the New York Yankees are notching 3.9 runs per contest, which has them at 26th in baseball. They have earned a total of 245 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .318. The Yankees have hit 75 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 77 baseballs out of the park. They have 224 runs batted in in addition to 487 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average comes in at .235. New York is slugging .385 and have struck out 576 times, while drawing a walk on 244 occasions.
The Yankees are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.48 on the campaign (7th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 604 batters. They have walked 170 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.66 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.55 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.11. Yankees pitchers have allowed 71 home runs and also 244 runs in total (8th in baseball).
The Yankees relievers have compiled a save rate of 72.7% and has come into the game in 51 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 58 runners over the course of the season and 20.7% of them crossed home plate. Yankees relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 50 times as well as having 77 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 185 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have 28 holds so far this year (17th in MLB). They have accumulated 16 saves on the year and have blown 6 of their 22 save opportunities.
The Yankees have transformed 71.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,052 innings, which has them sitting at 8th in the majors. The New York Yankees have notched a total of 1,684 putouts so far this season, as well as 542 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 13th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 410 double plays.
Taillon (30-28 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.64 and he has gone up against 2,173 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 515 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 133 free passes. His earned run average is 3.82 (220 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.249. Taillon has taken the mound for 519 innings and has earned 477 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Phillies hold a team SLG% of .386 and they have an average of 4.20 runs per outing (18th in baseball). They have recorded 90 doubles, while getting a free base 198 times and recording 256 runs. Philadelphia has recorded 65 home runs on the year as well as 246 RBIs. They have struck out on 598 instances (5th in baseball) and have accounted for 477 hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have earned an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .237 over the course of the season.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 269 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.16 (247 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 76 homers and they yield 4.53 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.279 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.09 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.03 (564 strikeouts against 186 free passes). They are sitting at 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 498.
Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 27 save opportunities and they have walked away with 14 saves. They are ranked 27th in baseball with a save rate of 51.9%, and they have sent 189 relievers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have come in 79 times in high leverage situations and on 54 occasions with runners on base. Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.7% out of 82 inherited base runners. With 57 save situations, the Phillies have accumulated 28 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
Out of their 4,815 innings on the field, the Phillies are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.3% (25th in professional baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have twisted 59 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in pro baseball). The Phillies have recorded 549 assists, 38 errors and have earned a total of 1,605 putouts so far this season.
So far in his MLB career, Velasquez has surrendered 581 base knocks and he has 667 strikeouts in 600 frames. He has allowed a total of 313 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.376 and a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 2.72 and he has gone up against 2,586 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Velasquez (30-36 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.69 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-132)
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