New York Mets at Houston Astros 9/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 1, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Brad Peacock
The New York Mets visit Minute Maid Park on Friday, September 1, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Mets and Brad Peacock for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at +135 and Houston at -150. The Mets have a 73-48-11 over/under record and a 58-74-0 run line mark. The Astros are 67-65-0 against the run line and have a 67-56-9 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 73-48-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 58-74-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 67-56-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 67-65-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/31/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15) - expected to start Saturday vs. Houston
08/26/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (08/26); out for season
08/25/17 LF Michael Conforto Shoulder 10-day DL (08/25)
08/21/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
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)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/30/17 1B Yulieski Gurriel Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
08/25/17 C Max Stassi Hand 10-day DL (08/25)
08/02/17 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02)
08/02/17 P Tony Sipp Calf 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (07/31)
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb 10-day DL (07/18)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return for the 2018 season)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 58-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 5.25 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 54 strikeouts over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 486 hitters and walked 212 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,242 base hits and 628 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 479 batters and struck out 1,146. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team New York is hitting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Mets hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 100 hits this season in 387 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 92. Jay Bruce is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 474 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Mets have 1,116 hits, including 228 doubles and 193 home runs. New York has walked 418 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,048 times as a unit. They have left 872 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 605 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 79-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.12, Brad Peacock has a 10-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 137 strikeouts over the 104 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 84 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 549 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,082 base knocks and 548 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 431 hitters and struck out 1,309 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .284, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .354 with an OBP of .413. He has 177 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 500 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .560 with an OPS+ of 168. Josh Reddick is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 124 hits in 409 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Astros as a unit have 1,306 base hits, including 277 doubles and 203 homers. Houston has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 889 occasions. They have had 902 men left on base and have an OPS of .832. They have scored 5.53 runs per game and totaled 730 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -150
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