Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Kenta Maeda
The New York Mets visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -103 and Los Angeles at -105. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Mets have a 16-14-1 over/under record and a 15-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Dodgers are 13-18-0 against the run line and have a 10-18-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 20-11 record, including 11-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.58 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 49 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he has given up 33 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.55. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 109 times and walking 30 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.77. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 263 base hits and 85 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season and they allow 0.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 286. They walk 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 2.61.
As a team, New York is batting .244, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Mets hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.16 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .304 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 34 hits this season along with 11 runs scored and 11 runs batted in. He's struck out 20 times and has walked 6 times. Michael Conforto is hitting .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 30 hits so far while scoring 17 runs and he's driven in 19. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 28 times. The Mets have 253 hits, including 54 doubles and 49 home runs. They've stolen 8 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. New York has walked 114 times this season and they've struck out 256 times as a unit. They've left 224 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 137 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 5-9 home record and a 16-16 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.66, Kenta Maeda has a 3-1 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 26 hits. He has allowed 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.12. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 79 times and walking 35 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 241 base knocks and 114 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 270. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.51.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .222 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 7.97 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .271 and he has an OBP of .356. He has 32 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 28 times and has walked on 16 occasions. Yasiel Puig is hitting .235 and he has an OBP of .285. He has collected 27 hits so far while he's scored 13 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 28 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 261 base hits, including 55 doubles and 24 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 111 times this year and they have struck out 259 times. They've had 231 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 135 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 16-14-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 15-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 10-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
05/09/16 2B Neil Walker Shin is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
04/26/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Joshua Edgin Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 15-day DL (4/23)
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinger Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets
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