Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Stephen Strasburg
The New York Mets visit Nationals Park on Saturday, April 29, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at +199 and Washington at -215. The Mets have a 13-6-2 over/under record and a 6-15-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 13-9-0 against the run line and have a 12-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 13-6-2 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 6-15-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 12-9-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 13-9-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/27/17 P Noah Syndergaard Bicep "?" next start
04/27/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring left last game, doubtful Friday vs. Washington Nationals
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
04/27/17 P Stephen Strasburg Personal expected to start Saturday vs New York Mets
04/26/17 P Koda Glover Hip 10-day DL (4/26)
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 8-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 21 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 86 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 184 base hits and 85 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 75 batters and struck out 208. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
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As a team New York is hitting .209, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .307. He has 20 hits this season in 81 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .346 and an OPS+ of 77. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Mets have 151 hits, including 25 doubles and 30 home runs. New York has walked 79 times so far this season and they have struck out 168 times as a unit. They have left 133 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 86 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 16-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.89, Stephen Strasburg has a 2-0 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 28 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 22 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.18 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 53 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 187 base knocks and 97 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 177 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .284, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .361, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.1 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .418 with an OBP of .535. He has 33 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .823 with an OPS+ of 257. Daniel Murphy is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 32 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .606. The Nationals as a unit have 222 base hits, including 52 doubles and 32 homers. Washington has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 163 occasions. They have had 155 men left on base and have an OPS of .842. They have scored 6.32 runs per game and totaled 139 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +199
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