Best MLB prop bet for today 9/9: Phillies get to Patrick Corbin again
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Phillies first 5 innings team total over 2.5 (-120) (0.5U)
Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing, playable to -130. Phillies full game team total also playable.
We have made this exact bet this season already. On August 6 Patrick Corbin failed to make it out of the first inning when he allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 home runs and 6 earned runs. Philadelphia scored 9 runs in the first 2 innings of that game. The other time that the Phillies faced Corbin this year ended in 9 runs crossing the plate on 8 hits and 2 home runs in 3.1 IP. Corbin has been nothing short of horrendous this season ranking 1st percentile in xERA, xBA and xSLG. He also ranks 8th percentile or worse in barrel rate, hard-hit rate and average exit velocity. He throws 4 pitches with their xBA’s sitting at .311, .258, .306 and .375.
On the road this season Corbin has a 7.95 ERA, .330 OBA and a 1.93 WHIP. At night he has a 7.17 ERA, .331 OBA and 1.84 WHIP. In 166 combined AB this Phillies roster has a .317 AVG and .977 against Corbin with 23 extra-base hits. In the last 30 days against left-handed pitching the Phillies rank 8th in wOBA and OPS, 12th in ISO, 7th in SLG and have a 122 wRC+. Of the last 18 left-handed starting pitchers to face Philadelphia 11 of them have allowed 3 or more runs in the first 5 innings. This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park, one of the more hitter-friendly parks in MLB. Today’s whether projects well for run scoring and I expect the Phillies’ bats to stay hot against Corbin.