New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+115) Philadelphia (-135)
The Philadelphia Phillies (65-52) are welcoming the New York Mets (76-42) at Citizens Bank Park on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has New York at +115 while Philadelphia is priced at -135. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Chris Bassitt and Aaron Nola.
The Mets have recorded 202 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 120 balls out of the stadium. New York has a slugging rate of .409 and have been rung up 894 times, while drawing a walk on 359 occasions. As a unit, the New York Mets are recording 4.8 runs per outing, which has them at 4th in MLB. They have amassed 535 RBI's as well as 1,035 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average is .258. They have earned 562 runs and have an on-base percentage of .329.
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The Mets have compiled a team earned run average of 3.55 this season (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,123 hitters. They have walked 326 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.63 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.44 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. Mets pitchers have given up 127 home runs and 444 runs in total (4th in the league).
The Mets have sent 350 relievers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 144 runners on the season with 41.0% of those runners crossed home plate. They have recorded 33 saves for the year and have blown 14 of 47 save chances. The Mets bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 70.2% and has entered the game in 114 save situations. The relievers have notched 66 holds so far this season (12th in the league). Mets relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 106 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have turned 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,474 innings on the diamond, ranking them 19th in professional baseball. The New York Mets have a tally of 3,158 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,003 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which puts them in 6th in baseball, and they have twisted 99 double plays.
Bassitt has pitched in 690 innings and has accumulated 638 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Bassitt (41-32 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.80 while he has gone up against 2,898 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.43 (263 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.196. He has given up 611 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 215 free passes.
Philadelphia has 153 HRs on the year to go along with 521 RBIs. They have put up 181 doubles, while taking a walk 341 times and racking up 541 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have recorded an on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a team batting average of .250 so far this season. The Phillies have a SLG% of .420 and they average 4.62 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 985 instances (16th in baseball) and have tallied 995 base hits.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.209 and have a FIP of 3.59 as a squad this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.11 (1,026 strikeouts against 330 walks). They sit at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 924. They have allowed 107 home runs and they relinquish 4.05 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Philadelphia pitching staff have yielded 467 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.71 (427 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 99 save situations, the Phillies have 56 holds and also 11 blown saves. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 42 save opportunities and they have come away with 31 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations in addition to 100 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.8% out of 148 inherited base runners. They rank 4th in the league with a save percentage of 73.8%, and they have dispatched 374 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
Out of their 9,339 innings played, the Phillies have a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in MLB). The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 98 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in baseball). The Phillies have accrued 1,025 assists, 50 errors and are sitting with 3,113 putouts this season.
Thus far in his career, Nola has given up 1,009 hits while tallying 1,310 punch outs in 1,176 innings. He has conceded 470 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.128 and a FIP of 3.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.12 and he has faced 4,806 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Nola (75-58 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.60 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-135)
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