New York Mets at Washington Nationals 8/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Robert Gsellman vs. Gio Gonzalez
The New York Mets visit Nationals Park on Saturday, August 26, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Robert Gsellman for the Mets and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at +198 and Washington at -214. The Mets have a 69-46-11 over/under record and a 54-72-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 63-62-0 against the run line and have a 57-62-6 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 69-46-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 54-72-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 57-62-6 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 63-62-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/25/17 LF Michael Conforto Shoulder 10-day DL (08/25)
08/24/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (05/11) - available Friday vs. Washington Nationals
08/21/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
08/17/17 SS Jose Reyes Hip 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 P Seth Lugo Shoulder 10-day DL (08/12)
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)
06/15/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15)
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
08/19/17 P Max Scherzer Neck 10-day DL (08/15)
08/18/17 P Ryan Madson Finger 10-day DL (08/14)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/16)
08/16/17 SS Trea Turner Wrist 60-day DL (06/30)
08/13/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
08/04/17 P Enny Romero Forearm 10-day DL (08/04)
07/29/17 2B Stephen Drew Abdominal 10-day DL (07/29)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 10-day DL (07/22)
07/23/17 LF Chris Heisey Groin 10-day DL (07/23)
07/17/17 P Joe Ross Tricep 60-day DL (07/14)
07/17/17 P Koda Glover Back 60-day DL (06/11)
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 60-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 55-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robert Gsellman has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 5.65 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 62 strikeouts over his 87.2 innings pitched and he's given up 106 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 425 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 467 hitters and walked 196 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,174 base hits and 597 earned runs. They have allowed 175 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 447 batters and struck out 1,082. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team New York is hitting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Mets hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 93 hits this season in 367 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .381 and an OPS+ of 85. Jay Bruce is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 87 men in 456 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Mets have 1,056 hits, including 216 doubles and 187 home runs. New York has walked 396 times so far this season and they have struck out 997 times as a unit. They have left 818 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 579 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 76-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.39, Gio Gonzalez has a 12-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 150 strikeouts over the 162 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 119 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 347 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 998 base knocks and 482 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 383 hitters and struck out 1,116 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .379. He has 140 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 432 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 137. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 127 hits in 419 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Nationals as a unit have 1,158 base hits, including 245 doubles and 179 homers. Washington has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out on 994 occasions. They have had 851 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 5.26 runs per game and totaled 652 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -214
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