New York Mets at Houston Astros 9/3/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Flexen vs. Mike Fiers
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Houston Astros on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Flexen for the Mets and Mike Fiers for the Astros.
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New York opens at +175 while Houston opens at -210. The Mets have a 74-48-11 over/under record and a 58-75-0 run line mark. The Astros are 68-65-0 against the run line and have a 67-57-9 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 74-48-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 58-75-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 67-57-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 68-65-0 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 Astros
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
08/31/17 DH Carlos Beltran Foot left last game, "?" Friday vs. New York Mets
08/31/17 C Evan Gattis Wrist 10-day DL (08/31)
08/31/17 1B Yulieski Gurriel Knee "?" Friday vs. New York Mets
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 58-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Flexen has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 6.89 and a WHIP of 1.99. He has 23 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 452 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 486 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,251 base hits and 634 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 483 batters and struck out 1,151. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team New York is hitting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Mets hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 101 hits this season in 390 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 91. Jay Bruce is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 478 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Mets have 1,123 hits, including 230 doubles and 193 home runs. New York has walked 422 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,057 times as a unit. They have left 880 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 607 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 80-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.55, Mike Fiers has a 8-9 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 140 strikeouts over the 144.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 138 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 552 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,086 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 435 hitters and struck out 1,315 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 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 .484 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 .355 with an OBP of .414. He has 179 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 504 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 169. Josh Reddick is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 125 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Astros as a unit have 1,315 base hits, including 277 doubles and 204 homers. Houston has walked 415 times this year and they have struck out on 895 occasions. They have had 906 men left on base and have an OPS of .831. They have scored 5.53 runs per game and totaled 735 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +175
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