Monday, September 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Niese (8-10) vs. Max Scherzer (11-11)
The New York Mets head to Nationals Park on Monday to take on the Washington Nationals. Jon Niese is the probable starter for the Mets and he'll face Max Scherzer of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +173 and Washington at -183. The over/under was set at 7. The Mets have a 69-60 over/under record and a 70-64 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Nationals have a 71-57 over/under record and a 60-75 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
The Mets show up with a 75-60 record, including 30-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Niese holds a 8-10 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.37. The Mets are 11-15 over his 157.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 168 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 15-9. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.26 and they've given up 313 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen while being struck out 348 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.36.
New York ranks 26th in the league in team batting average at .245 while hitting .251 on the road. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mets sit at .311 and they hold a .395 team slugging percentage. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Curtis Granderson leads the team with 129.
Washington is 40-26 at home while holding a 70-65 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.89, Max Scherzer will come into this game holding a 11-11 record and a 0.96 WHIP. The Nationals have a record of 14-13 over the 184 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 150 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-15. His teammates score an average of 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.52 and they have given up 373 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .245 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 357 times and walking 115 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.22 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71.
They rank 16th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .258 at home. Ranked at 11th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .322 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.49 hits per game and Bryce Harper leads the team with 146.
The Mets have committed 76 errors and have combined for 1,343 assists and 3,666 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 78 errors, accumulating 1,264 assists and compiling 3,572 put outs.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 69-60 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 70-64 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 71-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 60-75 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
09/06/15 2B Daniel Murphy Quad "?" Monday vs. Washington Nationals
09/06/15 RF Michael Cuddyer Wrist "?" Monday vs. Washington Nationals
09/04/15 P Matt Harvey Dehydration expected to start Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
08/23/15 1B Lucas Duda Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22)
08/05/15 P Rafael Montero Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
07/29/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension out for season
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)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
09/06/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Undisclosed has been scratched from today%27s starting lineup Sunday vs. Atlanta Braves
09/03/15 P Stephen Strasburg Back expected to start Wednesday vs. New York Mets
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/9)
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), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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