Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 11/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Phillies will go up against the Houston Astros at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday in Game 4 of their series. The Phillies lead the series 2-1 after winning 7-0 in Game 3. The moneyline has both teams at -110 while the total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Cristian Javier and Aaron Nola.
Houston has a slugging percentage of .424 and have been called out on strikes 1,179 times, while being walked on 528 occasions. They have 715 runs batted in in addition to 1,341 hits on the year, while their team batting average is .248. The Astros have recorded 284 doubles as a team and have smacked 214 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 737 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .319. As a unit, the Houston Astros are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball.
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The Astros are sitting with a team ERA of 2.90 this season (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,524 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.33 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.09. Astros pitchers have conceded 134 home runs in addition to 518 runs (2nd in MLB). They have walked 458 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.28 as a team on the year.
The Astros relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 76.8% and has come into the game in 171 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 148 base runners for the year with 27.7% of those players earned a run for their team. Astros bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 103 times and also have had 160 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have sent 480 relievers to the mound for the year. The relievers have racked up 102 holds on the campaign (6th in baseball). They have compiled 53 saves for the season and have not converted 16 of 69 save opportunities.
The Astros have turned 71.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 13,008 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 3rd in pro baseball. The Houston Astros have earned 4,336 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,290 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which has them ranked 7th in MLB, and have accumulated 122 double plays.
Javier has taken the mound for 304 innings and has totaled 378 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.05 (103 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.035. He has conceded 192 hits (5.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 123 free passes. Javier (20-12 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.90 while he has faced 1,223 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
Philadelphia has accumulated 205 home runs this year as well as 719 RBIs. They have recorded 255 two-baggers, while getting a free base 478 times and putting up 747 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have compiled an OBP of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .253 for the year. The Phillies hold a team slugging percentage of .422 and they have an average of 4.61 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,363 instances (18th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,392 hits.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.256 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.60 as a squad so far this season. They are sitting at 14th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,330. The Philadelphia pitching staff have relinquished 685 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.97 (630 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.07 (1,423 strikeouts against 463 free passes). They have given up 150 homers and they give up 4.32 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league).
Philadelphia has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 60 save opportunities and they have tallied 42 saves. They are currently ranked 7th in the league with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have sent 516 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 149 times in high leverage situations and also on 130 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.5% of 197 inherited runners. With 149 save situations, the Phillies have 88 holds and 18 blown saves.
In 12,855 innings played, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (25th in professional baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 129 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in baseball). The Phillies have recorded 1,416 assists, 69 errors and are sitting with 4,285 putouts for the year.
In his career, Nola has allowed 1,056 hits and he has 1,380 strikeouts in 1,228 innings. Nola (78-62 career mark) has earned a 3.60 earned run average and has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 492 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.125 and a FIP of 3.3. His K/BB ratio is 4.23 and he has faced 5,022 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-110)
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