Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 11/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Phillies will take on the Houston Astros at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday in Game 5 of the World Series. The series is tied 2-2 after Houston threw a combined no-hitter in a 5-0 Game 4 win. The pitchers who are expected to start are Justin Verlander and Noah Syndergaard.
Houston owns a slugging percentage of .424 and have struck out 1,179 times, while drawing a walk on 528 occasions. They have accumulated 715 runs batted in and 1,341 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .248. The Astros have accumulated 284 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 214 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 737 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .319. As a squad, the Houston Astros are notching 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 8th in baseball.
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The Astros hold a team ERA of 2.90 for the season (2nd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,524 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 458 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.28 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.09. Astros pitchers have given up 134 home runs and 518 total runs (2nd in MLB).
Astros bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 103 times in addition to having 160 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 102 holds for the year (6th in the league). The Astros bullpen have compiled a save rate of 76.8% and has come into the game in 171 save situations. They have tallied 53 saves so far this season and have missed out on 16 of 69 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 148 base runners so far this year and 27.7% of them crossed home plate. The Astros have sent 480 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Astros have converted 71.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 13,008 innings on the diamond, ranking them 3rd in MLB. The Houston Astros have accumulated 4,336 putouts for the season, as well as 1,290 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which has them sitting 7th in professional baseball, and have earned 122 double plays.
Verlander has taken the mound for 3,163 innings and has tallied 3,198 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.24 (1,139 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.117. He has given up 2,654 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 880 walks. Verlander (244-133 career record) has a FIP of 3.36 while he has gone up against 12,880 batters in the majors.
The Philadelphia Phillies have an OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .253 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,363 occasions (18th in the league) and have earned 1,392 base hits. Philadelphia has tallied 205 home runs so far this year to go along with 719 RBIs. The Phillies hold a slugging % of .422 and they are recording 4.61 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They have recorded 255 doubles, while taking a walk 478 times as well as recording 747 runs.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 685 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.97 (630 earned runs yielded). They have given up 150 homers and they relinquish 4.32 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.256 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a unit this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 (1,423 strikeouts vs 463 free passes). They rank 14th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,330.
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.5% of 197 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 149 times in high leverage situations and on 130 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 149 save situations, the Phillies have amassed 88 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They sit at 7th in the league with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 516 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Philadelphia has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 60 save opportunities and they have tallied 42 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 129 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in the majors). The Phillies have accrued 1,416 assists, 69 errors and have accounted for 4,285 putouts so far this year. In 12,855 innings on the field, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (25th in professional baseball).
Syndergaard (57-41 career mark) has earned a 3.42 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.43 and he has faced 3,513 batters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 324 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.176 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.1. So far in his MLB career, Syndergaard has surrendered 806 hits while tallying 872 strikeouts in 852 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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