Monday, May 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Gio Gonzalez
The New York Mets visit Nationals Park on Monday to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Mets and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +131 and Washington at -141. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mets have a 20-22-1 over/under record and a 18-25-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Nationals are 24-20-0 against the run line and have a 18-21-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 25-18 record, including 12-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 40 strikeouts over his 48 innings pitched and he has given up 51 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.33 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen while being struck out 142 times and walking 42 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.99 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 352 base hits and 131 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season and they allow 0.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 100 batters and struck out 371. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 2.88.
As a team, New York is batting .236, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Mets hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.81 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .279 and his on-base percentage is at .335. He has 43 hits this season along with 13 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He's struck out 30 times and has walked 7 times. Michael Conforto is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 39 hits so far while scoring 20 runs and he's driven in 23. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 35 times. The Mets have 328 hits, including 66 doubles and 59 home runs. They've stolen 10 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. New York has walked 143 times this season and they've struck out 368 times as a unit. They've left 295 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 164 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this matchup with a 12-7 home record and a 27-17 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.86, Gio Gonzalez has a 3-1 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 40 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.09. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.57 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 123 times and walking 40 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.26 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.83. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 326 base knocks and 123 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 124 hitters and struck out 403. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.23.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .239 average at home. The Nationals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.16 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .264 and he has an OBP of .453. He has 34 hits this year along with 27 runs scored and 29 RBI. He's struck out 34 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .390 and he has an OBP of .421. He has collected 62 hits so far while he's scored 24 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 19 times. The Nationals as a unit have 351 base hits, including 69 doubles and 50 homers. They have 22 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Washington as a team has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out 348 times. They've had 312 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They score 4.26 runs per game and have totaled 183 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 20-22-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 18-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 18-21-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 24-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
05/21/16 1B Lucas Duda Back "?" Sunday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
05/12/16 SS Wilmer Flores Hamstring 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/28/16 P Matt Belisle Calf 15-day DL (4/27)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets
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