Friday, October 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (11-8) vs. Noah Syndergaard (9-7)
The Washington Nationals head to Citi Field on Friday to take on the New York Mets. The Nationals send Gio Gonzalez to the mound to face Noah Syndergaard of the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +134 and New York at -144. The over/under was set at 7. The Nationals, with a 67-91 run line record, cover the spread 42% of the time. They also have a 83-67 over/under record. The Mets are 83-75 against the run line and have a 84-69 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Nationals come into this game with a 80-78 record, and they are 34-43 away from home. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez holds a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.44. The Nationals are 15-15 over his 169.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 178 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 19-10. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 426 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.48. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 412 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70.
Washington is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .251 away from home. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .406. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.52 hits per game and Bryce Harper leads the team with 169.
With a 89-70 overall record, New York will come into this game 48-30 at home. With an earned run average of 3.34, Noah Syndergaard will come into this game holding a 9-7 record and a 1.08 WHIP. The Mets have a record of 13-10 over the 143 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 124 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-11. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 393 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.50. Teams are hitting .231 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 431 times and walking 168 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.11 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49.
They are batting .247 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .237 at home. The Mets on-base percentage sits at .314, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .404. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.45 hits per game and Curtis Granderson leads the team with 145.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .985 with 87 total errors, 1,502 assists and 4,199 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 87 errors, accumulating 1,566 assists and compiling 4,283 put outs.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 83-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 67-91 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 84-69 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 83-75 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 3B Yunel Escobar Back "?" Thursday vs. Atlanta Braves
09/28/15 P Jonathan Papelbon Suspension out for season
09/22/15 2B Danny Espinosa Hamstring out for season
09/15/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Oblique out for season
09/12/15 P Drew Storen Thumb out for season
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 60 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)
04/15/15 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
New York Mets
10/01/15 SS Wilmer Flores Back doubtful Friday vs. Washington Nationals
10/01/15 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hand "?" Friday vs. Washington Nationals
09/26/15 3B Juan Uribe Chest out indefinitely
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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