New York Yankees at New York Mets 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs. Seth Lugo
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jaime Garcia for the Yankees and Seth Lugo for the Mets.
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The Mets open at -136 while the Yanks are at +126. The Yankees have a 59-55-3 over/under record and a 62-55-0 run line mark. The Mets are 49-67-0 against the run line and have a 65-40-11 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 59-55-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 62-55-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 65-40-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 49-67-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/14/17 P Luis Cessa Back left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
08/12/17 P Masahiro Tanaka Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
08/11/17 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/10/17 CF Clint Frazier Oblique 10-day DL (08/09)
08/06/17 DH Matt Holliday Back 10-day DL (08/05)
07/22/17 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring 10-day DL (07/22)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
06/29/17 1B Tyler Austin Hamstring 10-day DL (06/29)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/14/17 P Jacob deGrom Arm is upgraded to expected to start Tuesday vs. New York Yankees
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)
06/28/17 P Robert Gsellman Hamstring 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 60-day DL (05/22)
06/15/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 62-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 102 strikeouts over his 130 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 462 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 925 base hits and 442 earned runs. They have allowed 136 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 1,109. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team New York is hitting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Brett Gardner is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 108 hits this season in 431 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 103. Aaron Judge is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .420. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 401 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .608. The Yankees have 1,053 hits, including 191 doubles and 169 home runs. New York has walked 443 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,055 times as a unit. They have left 856 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 602 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 53-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Seth Lugo has a 5-3 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 68.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 77 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 181 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,104 base knocks and 562 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 414 hitters and struck out 1,021 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Michael Conforto comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .388. He has 97 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 344 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 148. Jay Bruce is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 110 hits in 421 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Mets as a unit have 988 base hits, including 205 doubles and 176 homers. New York has walked 366 times this year and they have struck out on 923 occasions. They have had 763 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 544 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +126
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