New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies Free Pick

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The New York Yankees will pay a visit to Philadelphia to play the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. YES Network will be showing this interleague matchup and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies Odds

New York (-140) is favored over Philadelphia (+130) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at nine runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds standing at +105 for the Yankees -1.5 runs and -125 for the Phillies +1.5.

The Phillies are 41-34 straight up (SU) and 33-41 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 8.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 13.9 units (ATS). The Yankees, on the other hand, are 50-25 SU and have gone 40-34 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 10.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.5 units ATS.

Phillies games have had an over/under record of 35-35-4 so far in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent under bet with a total record of 32-39-3.

Jonathan Loaisiga will get the nod for the visiting Yankees. Loaisiga is 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Phillies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Phillies are turning to righty Vince Velasquez (5-7, 4.82 ERA), who has 97 strikeouts and 29 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.28. Velasquez did not record a start against the Yankees in 2017.

New York’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.87 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.00 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.72, along with a WHIP of 1.20.

The Yankees offense has slashed .250/.332/.459 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

New York’s offense has been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, who collectively have belted 38 home runs. Stanton is hitting .262/.335/.517 with 19 home runs, 44 RBIs and 46 runs scored, while Judge is hitting .274 with 19 homers, 51 RBIs and 50 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Philadelphia’s pitchers have given up 4.2 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 3.81, a WHIP of 1.22 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 4.22 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.

Philadelphia’s offense is putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 6.4 per game over its last 10 games and 6.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .297/.385/.520 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Phillies offense has been led by outfielder Odubel Herrera and second baseman Cesar Hernandez. Herrera is hitting .305/.358/.505 with 13 home runs, 45 RBIs and 40 runs scored, while Hernandez line is .265/.376/.390 with eight homers, 27 RBIs, 54 runs and 12 stolen bases.

New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • New York has logged 17 extra-base hits over its last five games. Philadelphia has 18 XBH over its last five.
  • Philadelphia has recorded 26.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 27.4 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Phillies have hit 19 over their last 10.