Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Prediction, 4/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-135) New York (-111)
David Peterson and the New York Mets (2-3, 2nd in NL East) host the Philadelphia Phillies (6-3, 1st in NL East) at Citi Field on Wednesday. The Phillies open this contest at -135 while the Mets are priced at -111. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Zack Wheeler and David Peterson.
Philadelphia has a slugging rate of .399 and have been rung up 90 times, while being walked on 24 occasions. They have earned 35 runs batted in in addition to 71 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .242. The Phillies have hit 14 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 10 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 38 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .311. As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are earning 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 16th in the league.
The Phillies hold a team ERA of 3.71 on the campaign (11th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 82 hitters. They have walked 27 batters and their FIP sits at 4.00 as a unit on the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. Phillies pitchers have given up 11 home runs and also 35 total runs (22nd in the league).
The Phillies have dispatched 28 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 11 base runners so far this year and 36.4% of them ended up scoring. They have tallied 3 saves on the season and have blown 1 out of their 4 chances to get a save. The Phillies relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 75.0% and has entered the game in 5 save situations. The relievers have a total of 1 hold for the season (29th in MLB). Phillies relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 6 times and also have had 13 appearances in high leverage situations.
Wheeler (49-41 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.66 while he has gone up against 3,516 hitters in the majors. He has given up 775 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 290 walks. His ERA is 3.68 (340 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.280. Wheeler has pitched in 832 innings and is sitting with 793 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Mets have a team slugging % of .333 and they average 3.20 runs per game (27th in MLB). They have recorded 7 two-baggers, while getting a free base 24 times and putting up 16 runs. New York has knocked in 3 home runs this season and 14 RBIs. They have struck out on 46 instances (30th in the league) and have accounted for 36 base hits. The New York Mets have earned a team OBP of .333 in addition to a team batting average of .222 this year.
The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.209 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.61 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.69 (48 strikeouts against 13 walks). They are currently ranked 30th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 39. They have relinquished 5 homers and they surrender 4.60 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have relinquished 22 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.77 (18 earned runs surrendered).
New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 71.4% out of their 7 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 3 times in high leverage situations and on 3 occasions with base runners. With 3 save situations, the Mets have accumulated 2 holds in addition to 1 blown save. They have dispatched 14 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
Peterson (6-3 career mark) has a 4.19 ERA while conceding 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.73 and he has gone up against 226 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 25 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.286 and having a FIP of 4.9. During his career, Peterson has allowed 43 hits and he has 45 punch outs in 53 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-111)
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