Friday, April 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom vs. Max Scherzer
The New York Mets visit Nationals Park on Friday, April 28, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Jacob deGrom for the Mets and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at +115 and Washington at -125. The Mets have a 12-6-2 over/under record and a 6-14-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 12-9-0 against the run line and have a 11-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 12-6-2 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 6-14-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 11-9-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 12-9-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/27/17 P Noah Syndergaard Bicep expected to miss schedule start Thursday vs. Atlanta Braves
04/21/17 1B Lucas Duda Elbow 10-day DL (4/20)
04/21/17 SS Wilmer Flores Knee 10-day DL (4/21)
04/01/17 P Seth Lugo Arm 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 LF Brandon Nimmo Hamstring 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/26/17 P Koda Glover Hip 10-day DL (4/26)
04/23/17 P Stephen Strasburg Paternity List out indefinitely
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (4/19)
04/12/17 2B Stephen Drew Hamstring 10-day DL (4/12)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 8-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 2.55 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 32 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 177 base hits and 78 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 199. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.38.
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As a team New York is hitting .208, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 20 hits this season in 78 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .359 and an OPS+ of 81. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 61 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .607. The Mets have 143 hits, including 21 doubles and 29 home runs. New York has walked 76 times so far this season and they have struck out 164 times as a unit. They have left 129 men on base and have a team OPS of .657. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 81 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 15-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.95, Max Scherzer has a 3-1 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 27.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 4.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.12 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 52 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 177 base knocks and 93 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 57 hitters and struck out 171 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .432 with an OBP of .548. He has 32 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 74 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .824 with an OPS+ of 261. Daniel Murphy is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 29 hits in 88 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .568. The Nationals as a unit have 203 base hits, including 47 doubles and 29 homers. Washington has walked 83 times this year and they have struck out on 159 occasions. They have had 145 men left on base and have an OPS of .817. They have scored 5.86 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -125
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