Monday, July 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Stephen Strasburg
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals on Monday, July 3, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Steven Matz for the Mets and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.
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New York opens at +163 while Washington opens at -173. The Mets have a 47-23-10 over/under record and a 34-46-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 40-41-0 against the run line and have a 40-37-4 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 47-23-10 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 34-46-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 40-37-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 40-41-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
07/01/17 LF Michael Conforto Hand 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/17 P Robert Gsellman Hamstring 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 60-day DL (05/22)
06/16/17 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15)
06/15/17 2B Neil Walker Hamstring 10-day DL (06/15)
06/14/17 P Josh Smoker Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
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)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/29/17 SS Trea Turner Wrist 10-day DL (06/30)
06/19/17 P Shawn Kelley Trapezius 10-day DL (06/17)
06/11/17 P Koda Glover Back 10-day DL (06/11)
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 10-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
05/24/17 LF Chris Heisey Bicep 10-day DL (05/24)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 38-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.67 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 18 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 304 hitters and walked 129 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 760 base hits and 388 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 297 batters and struck out 711. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team New York is hitting .252, good for 18th in the league. The Mets hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 38 hits this season in 132 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .553 and an OPS+ of 135. Michael Conforto is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 221 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .548. The Mets have 694 hits, including 155 doubles and 121 home runs. New York has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 613 times as a unit. They have left 548 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 392 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 47-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.51, Stephen Strasburg has a 9-2 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 122 strikeouts over the 102.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 85 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 207 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 680 base knocks and 334 earned runs this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 240 hitters and struck out 730 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .422. He has 87 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 278 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .576 with an OPS+ of 156. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 93 hits in 278 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .619. The Nationals as a unit have 787 base hits, including 164 doubles and 121 homers. Washington has walked 285 times this year and they have struck out on 631 occasions. They have had 575 men left on base and have an OPS of .814. They have scored 5.53 runs per game and totaled 448 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -173
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