Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets 8/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Robert Gsellman
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Citi Field on Monday, August 21, 2017 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks and Robert Gsellman for the Mets.
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The odds for this matchup have Arizona at -138 and New York at +128. The Diamondbacks have a 55-61-7 over/under mark and a 68-55-0 run line record. The Mets are 51-70-0 against the run line and have a 67-43-11 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 55-61-7 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-55-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 67-43-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 51-70-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/31/17 SS Chris Owings Finger 60-day DL (07/31)
07/29/17 P Robbie Ray Concussion 10-day DL (07/29)
07/28/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 60-day DL (06/03)
07/21/17 CF Reymond Fuentes Thumb 10-day DL (07/19)
07/16/17 P Randall Delgado Elbow 10-day DL (07/16)
06/28/17 SS Nick Ahmed Hand 60-day DL (06/28)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/17/17 SS Jose Reyes Hip 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 P Seth Lugo Shoulder 10-day DL (08/12)
07/28/17 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/24/17 P Zack Wheeler Arm 10-day DL (07/23)
06/15/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (05/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 67-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 103 strikeouts over his 115 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 372 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,013 base hits and 447 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 385 batters and struck out 1,131. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team Arizona is hitting .254, good for 18th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 120 hits this season in 395 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .473 and an OPS+ of 108. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 96 men in 436 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .596. The Diamondbacks have 1,066 hits, including 246 doubles and 155 home runs. Arizona has walked 429 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,136 times as a unit. They have left 856 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 597 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 54-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.98, Robert Gsellman has a 5-5 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 81.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 101 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 447 batters and walked 187 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,142 base knocks and 581 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 1,048 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Mets hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .333. He has 118 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 442 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 124. Michael Conforto is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 100 hits in 360 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Mets as a unit have 1,023 base hits, including 209 doubles and 183 homers. New York has walked 381 times this year and they have struck out on 961 occasions. They have had 791 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 565 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +128
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