New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The New York Mets (76-42) are hitting the road to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (65-52). The men taking the mound will be Trevor Williams and Zack Wheeler.
New York has a slugging percentage of .409 and have been called out on strikes 894 times, while drawing a walk on 359 occasions. They have accounted for 535 runs batted in and 1,035 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is at .258. The Mets have hit 202 doubles as a team and have hit 120 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 562 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .329. As a team, the New York Mets are putting up 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 4th in MLB.
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The Mets have a team ERA of 3.55 for the season (5th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,123 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.44 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.19. Mets pitchers have conceded 127 long balls and 444 runs in total (4th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 326 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.63 as a unit this season.
The Mets have dispatched 350 relievers to the hill for the season. The relievers have inherited 144 runners this year with 41.0% of them crossed home plate. They have compiled 33 saves for the season and have blown 14 of 47 save opportunities. The Mets bullpen have a save percentage of 70.2% and has entered the game in 114 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 66 holds for the season (12th in MLB). Mets relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 106 times as well as having 102 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have transformed 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,474 innings on the field, ranking them 19th in the majors. The New York Mets have accounted for 3,158 putouts this year, as well as 1,003 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .987 which ranks 6th in professional baseball, and have earned 99 double plays.
Williams has taken the hill for 691 innings and has 564 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.28 (329 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.341. He has surrendered 702 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 225 walks. Williams (37-44 career mark) has a FIP of 4.43 and he has faced 2,966 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
Philadelphia has a total of 153 home runs so far this year and 521 runs batted in. They have hit 181 doubles, while walking 341 times and scoring 541 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have a team on-base percentage of .313 and a team batting average of .250 so far this season. The Phillies have a team slugging percentage of .420 and they tally 4.62 runs per game (7th in the league). They have been rung up on 985 occasions (16th in MLB) and are sitting with 995 base knocks.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.209 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.59 as a staff for the year. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 924. The Philadelphia pitching staff have allowed 467 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.71 (427 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.11 (1,026 strikeouts vs 330 walks). They have allowed 107 dingers and they give up 4.05 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Sitting with 99 save situations, the Phillies have compiled 56 holds and 11 blown saves. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 42 save opportunities and they have tallied 31 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations and also on 100 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.8% out of their 148 inherited base runners. They sit at 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 73.8%, and they have dispatched 374 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 98 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in MLB). The Phillies have accrued 1,025 assists, 50 errors and have 3,113 putouts this season. Out of their 9,339 innings on the field, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Wheeler has given up 1,047 base knocks while he has tallied 1,168 strikeouts in 1,166 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 446 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.207 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His K/BB ratio is 3.24 and he has faced 4,851 batters in his pro baseball career. Wheeler (73-56 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.44 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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