New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-115) Philadelphia (-105)
The Philadelphia Phillies (11-15) will go up against the New York Mets (19-9) at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Mets at -115 while the Phillies are at -105. The total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Carlos Carrasco and Ranger Suarez.
The Mets have hit 45 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 23 baseballs out of the park. New York is slugging .386 and have struck out 212 times, while taking a walk on 93 occasions. As a unit, the New York Mets are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, which is 8th in baseball. They have accounted for 120 RBI's and 243 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is .258. They have earned 128 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .337.
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The Mets have an earned run average of 3.31 so far this season (7th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 279 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.49 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.07. Mets pitchers have relinquished 24 home runs and 96 runs (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 80 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.17 as a team on the season.
The Mets relievers have a save rate of 69.2% and has entered the game in 33 save situations. The relievers have inherited 24 runners for the season with 50.0% of those players crossed home plate. Mets relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 22 times in addition to having 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have sent 86 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have accumulated 20 holds this season (9th in MLB). They have accumulated 9 saves for the year and have not converted 4 of 13 chances to save the game.
The New York Mets have accumulated 750 putouts thus far, in addition to 222 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .990 which is 4th in professional baseball, and have 18 double plays. The Mets have transformed 72.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,250 innings, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball.
Carrasco has taken the ball for 1,326 innings and has accounted for 1,383 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Carrasco (91-79 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.48 and he has gone up against 5,473 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.85 (567 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.201. He has surrendered 1,248 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 345 free passes.
The Phillies hold a slugging % of .409 and they average 4.54 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have 47 two-baggers, while walking 81 times as well as scoring 118 runs. Philadelphia has hit 28 home runs on the season and 113 runs batted in. They have struck out on 219 instances (15th in MLB) and have a total of 211 base hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have a team on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .247 so far this season.
The Phillies have a WHIP of 1.254 and have a FIP of 3.67 as a staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.76 (221 strikeouts vs 80 walks). They come in at 20th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 206. They have allowed 22 long balls and they concede 4.50 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Philadelphia pitching staff have allowed 114 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.07 (103 earned runs given up).
Philadelphia has had relievers enter the contest in 7 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves. They are ranked 19th in the league holding a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have sent 88 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 19 times in high leverage situations in addition to 29 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score rate of 39.2% out of their 51 inherited base runners. Sitting with 21 save situations, the Phillies have accrued 14 holds and also 2 blown saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 22 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in pro baseball). The Phillies have recorded 247 assists, 15 errors and have notched a total of 684 putouts so far this year. Out of their 2,052 innings played, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (25th in baseball).
So far in his career, Suarez has given up 184 base hits while tallying 176 strikeouts in 197 frames. He has conceded 63 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.264 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.71 and he has gone up against 825 opposing batters thus far in his career. Suarez (17-9 career record) has a 2.88 ERA while surrendering 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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