New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+120) Philadelphia (-140)
Citizens Bank Park is the site where the Philadelphia Phillies (11-13) will attempt to defeat the New York Mets (18-8) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has New York at +120 while Philadelphia is coming in at -140. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Taijuan Walker and Aaron Nola.
New York is slugging .379 and have struck out 197 times, while taking a walk on 87 occasions. They have compiled 110 RBI's as well as 224 hits for the season, while their batting average is .257. The Mets have recorded 40 doubles as a team and have hit 20 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 118 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .338. As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 4.5 runs per game, which is 8th in MLB.
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The Mets have an earned run average of 2.99 so far this season (3rd in baseball), and they have rung up 258 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.49 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.03. Mets pitchers have conceded 21 home runs and also 80 total runs (7th in MLB). They have walked 74 opposing players and their FIP is 3.10 as a unit on the campaign.
The Mets have dispatched 81 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 19 runners so far this year with 42.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 8 saves so far this year and have blown 4 of their 12 save chances. The Mets relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 32 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 20 holds so far this year (4th in MLB). Mets relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 19 times in addition to having 19 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have turned 73.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,088 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 3rd in the majors. The New York Mets are sitting with 696 putouts for the season, as well as 205 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .992 which has them ranked 2nd in baseball, and they have turned 17 double plays.
Walker has taken the hill for 747 frames and has earned 679 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Walker (42-45 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.29 while he has faced 3,145 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.94 (327 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.226. He has surrendered 676 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 241 walks.
Philadelphia has recorded 26 HRs so far this year as well as 105 RBIs. They have recorded 43 two-baggers, while taking a walk 75 times and scoring 110 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have earned a team on-base percentage of .316 and a team batting average of .246 over the course of the season. The Phillies hold a slugging percentage of .411 and they are earning 4.58 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 207 occasions (11th in MLB) and have totaled 193 hits.
The Phillies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.263 and have a FIP of 3.70 as a unit for the year. They rank 22nd in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 188. The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 104 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.05 (94 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.67 (203 strikeouts against 76 bases on balls). They have surrendered 20 home runs and they give up 4.48 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.7% out of their 49 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 27 occasions with runners on base. With 20 save situations, the Phillies have earned 14 holds and also 1 blown save. They sit at 4th in baseball with a save rate of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 82 relievers to the mound this season. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 6 save chances and they have walked away with 5 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 19 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in the majors). The Phillies have 232 assists, 14 errors and have accounted for 627 putouts over the course of the season. In 1,881 innings on the diamond, the Phillies have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (22nd in professional baseball).
Nola (68-52 career record) is the owner of a 3.68 ERA and has conceded 7.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.90 and he has faced 4,322 hitters so far in his career. He has given up 430 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.152 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. During his MLB career, Nola has surrendered 909 base knocks while totaling 1,179 strikeouts in 1,051 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+120)
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