Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+100) New York (-120)
Citi Field is the site where the New York Mets (73-40) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (63-49) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Phillies at +100 and the Mets are at -120. The over/under is set at 7.5. The men taking the mound will be Zack Wheeler and Chris Bassitt.
As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are compiling 4.7 runs per contest, which ranks them 7th in the league. They are sitting with 526 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .313. The Phillies have tallied 173 two-baggers as a team and have hit 148 balls out of the park. They have 506 RBI's in addition to 948 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average is .250. Philadelphia owns a slugging percentage of .422 and have been called out on strikes 931 times, while being walked on 329 occasions.
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The Phillies are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.73 so far this season (8th in the league), and they have rung up 976 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.02 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Phillies pitchers have relinquished 103 long balls and also 452 runs (8th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 323 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.64 as a squad so far this season.
The Phillies have dispatched 364 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 146 base runners so far this season and 36.3% of those runners crossed home plate. They have recorded 30 saves over the course of the season and have blown 11 of 41 chances to save the game. The Phillies relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 73.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 96 save situations. The bullpen have 54 holds for the season (20th in MLB). Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 99 times as well as having 112 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have earned 2,985 putouts thus far, in addition to 990 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which ranks 5th in the majors, and have a total of 94 double plays. The Phillies have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,955 innings on the field, ranking them 17th in pro baseball.
Wheeler (73-55 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.39 and he has faced 4,824 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 1,038 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 360 free passes. His earned run average is 3.41 (440 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.205. Wheeler has taken the mound for 1,160 innings and has tallied 1,163 K's during his MLB career.
The New York Mets have accounted for a team OBP of .331 and a team batting average of .259 this season. They have struck out on 852 instances (27th in the league) and have a total of 997 base hits. New York is sitting with 115 home runs on the campaign as well as 519 RBIs. The Mets hold a slugging percentage of .410 and they score 4.82 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have recorded 192 two-baggers, while walking 350 times and notching 545 runs.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.180 in addition to having a FIP of 3.61 as a unit over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 8th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 883. The New York pitching staff have given up 419 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.51 (394 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.50 (1,079 strikeouts against 308 free passes). They have yielded 121 homers and they relinquish 3.74 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
New York has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 46 save opportunities and they have walked away with 32 saves. They rank 9th in baseball holding a save rate of 69.6%, and they have dispatched 333 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 97 times in high leverage situations in addition to 100 occasions with runners on. New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.6% of 134 inherited base runners. Sitting with 109 save situations, the Mets have earned 62 holds and also 14 blown saves.
In their 9,087 innings on the diamond, the Mets hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in MLB). The New York Mets have gotten 95 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (7th in baseball). The Mets have accrued 959 assists, 50 errors and have earned a total of 3,029 putouts for the year.
Thus far in his career, Bassitt has allowed 607 hits while tallying 633 K's in 685 innings. Bassitt (40-32 career record) has a 3.45 earned run average and has surrendered 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 263 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.196 and a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.97 and he has faced 2,877 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-120)
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