Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 10/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-125) Philadelphia (+105)
The Houston Astros are headed to Citizens Bank Park on Monday where they will try to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the World Series. The series is tied 1-1. The line on this matchup has the Astros at -125 and the Phillies are at +105. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Lance McCullers Jr and Noah Syndergaard.
Houston has a slugging % of .424 and have struck out 1,179 times, while being walked on 528 occasions. They have accumulated 715 runs batted in as well as 1,341 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .248. The Astros have earned 284 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 214 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 737 runs while holding a team OBP of .319. As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 4.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 8th in the league.
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The Astros have a team ERA of 2.90 on the year (2nd in MLB), and they have rung up 1,524 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.09. Astros pitchers have conceded 134 home runs and also 518 total runs (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 458 opposing players and their FIP is 3.28 as a unit this year.
The Astros have sent 480 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 148 runners this season and 27.7% of those runners crossed home plate. They have compiled 53 saves this season and have not converted 16 of their 69 save opportunities. The Astros relief pitchers have a save percentage of 76.8% and has entered the game in 171 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 102 holds for the season (6th in the league). Astros relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 103 times as well as having 160 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Houston Astros are sitting with 4,336 putouts for the season, as well as 1,290 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 7th in the majors, and they have turned 122 double plays. The Astros have converted 71.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 13,008 innings, which has them ranked 3rd in pro baseball.
McCullers (49-32 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.35 while he has gone up against 3,017 batters in the majors. He has allowed 603 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 296 walks. His earned run average is 3.48 (278 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.251. McCullers has taken the mound for 718 innings and is sitting with 800 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Phillies have a SLG% of .422 and they have an average of 4.61 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have 255 doubles, while taking a walk 478 times and putting up 747 runs. Philadelphia has hit 205 home runs over the course of the season as well as 719 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,363 occasions (18th in baseball) and have earned 1,392 base hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have a team on-base percentage of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .253 this season.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have conceded 685 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.97 (630 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 150 dingers and they surrender 4.32 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Phillies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.256 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.60 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.07 (1,423 strikeouts against 463 bases on balls). They are sitting at 14th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,330.
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.5% out of 197 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 149 times in high leverage situations and also on 130 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 149 save situations, the Phillies have recorded 88 holds and 18 blown saves. They rank 7th in the league with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have sent 516 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 60 save opportunities and they have recorded 42 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 129 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in the majors). The Phillies have recorded 1,416 assists, 69 errors and have 4,285 putouts over the course of the season. In 12,855 innings played, the Phillies have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (25th in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Syndergaard has surrendered 806 base hits and he has 872 K's in 852 innings. Syndergaard (57-41 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.42 ERA while conceding 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 324 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.176 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.43 and he has faced 3,513 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-125)
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