Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Nathan Eovaldi
The New York Mets head to Yankee Stadium on Thursday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Mets and Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees. The opening line for this game has the Mets at +117 and the Yankees at -127. The over/under is 8. The Mets have a 45-58-3 over/under mark and a 46-60-0 run line record, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Yankees are 49-57-0 against the run line and have a 45-52-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Mets head into this game with a 55-51 record, and they are 26-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 9-6 record with an ERA of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 82 strikeouts during his 120.2 innings pitched and he has given up 125 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have allowed 266 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the pen while they've been struck out 342 times and walked 121 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.48 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.64 hitters per nine. They are 3rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.37. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 887 base hits and 351 earned runs. They have allowed 92 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 273 batters and struck out 905. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team, New York is hitting .239, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .242 average on the road. The Mets have a .408 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .309 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.92 hits per contest. Yoenis Cespedes comes into this game hitting .294 and his on-base percentage is at .367. He has 96 hits this season along with 49 runs scored and 59 runs batted in. He's struck out 84 times and has walked 36 times. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .255 and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 95 hits so far while scoring 42 runs and he's driven in 33. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 80 times. The Mets have 839 hits, including 159 doubles and 137 home runs. They've stolen 27 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. New York has walked 327 times this season and they've struck out 880 times as a unit. They've left 733 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 393 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 29-22 home mark and a 53-53 overall record. With an ERA of 4.78, Nathan Eovaldi has a 9-7 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 92 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 118 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.9. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 253 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 381 times and walking 94 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.91 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 892 base knocks and 439 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 923. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Yankees hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.31 hits per contest. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this matchup batting .267 and he has an OBP of .331. He has 96 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 32 RBI. He's struck out 48 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Didi Gregorius is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 105 hits so far while he's scored 45 runs and drove in 46. He has earned a walk 12 times and has punched out 48 times. The Yankees as a unit have 881 base hits, including 152 doubles and 107 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. New York as a team has walked 302 times this year and they have struck out 745 times. They've had 707 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They score 4.02 runs per game and have totaled 426 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 45-58-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 46-60-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 45-52-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 49-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/02/16 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
08/02/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Quad is expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. New York Yankees
08/02/16 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Knee 15-day DL (8/1)
07/31/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL (7/29)
07/30/16 3B Jose Reyes Oblique 15-day DL (7/30)
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 60-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/22/16 P Jim Henderson Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
New York Yankees
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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