Monday, July 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey (8-6) vs. Gio Gonzalez (6-4)
The Washington Nationals welcome the New York Mets to Nationals Park on Monday. The Mets send Matt Harvey to the mound to face Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -103 and Washington at -107. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Mets, with a 44-46 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 41-45 over/under record. The Nationals have a 45-42 over/under record and a 41-49 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Mets head into this matchup with a 47-44 record, including 15-30 on the road. Matt Harvey has a 8-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.07 and a 1.09 WHIP. The Mets are 10-7 over his 111.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 95 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Mets are 8-9 in his starts. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.71 and they've given up 194 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .216 against the Mets bullpen while walking 100 times and striking out 224 times. New York is averaging 7.98 strikeouts per game while getting 8.17 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.29.
As a team, New York is batting .234, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .230 average away from home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mets sit at .298 and they hold a .363 team slugging percentage. Juan Lagares leads the team in hits with 81 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.75 hits per game.
With a 26-18 home record, Washington will hope to improve on their 49-41 overall mark. Gio Gonzalez has a record of 6-4 while sporting an earned run average of 3.99 on the year with a 1.44 WHIP. The Nationals have a record of 10-6 over the 94.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 100 hits. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 8-7 when he starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.33 and they have given up 244 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .247 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 79 times and striking out 240 times. Washington is averaging 7.91 strikeouts per game while getting 8.93 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .318 and they hold a .400 team slugging percentage. Yunel Escobar leads the team in hits with 100 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.53 hits a game.
The Mets have committed 56 errors and have combined for 893 assists and 2,416 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Nationals have committed 57 errors on the season with 835 assists and 2,364 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 41-45 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 44-46 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 45-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 41-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
07/09/15 P Steven Matz Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)06/23/15 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)04/16/15 3B David Wright Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/15)04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
07/19/15 2B Danny Espinosa Leg left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers07/10/15 CF Denard Span Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)07/05/15 P Stephen Strasburg Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/4)06/26/15 2B Anthony Rendon Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)06/11/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets
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