Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Zack Wheeler
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
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Washington opens at -152 while New York opens at +142. The Nationals have a 7-8-1 over/under record and a 8-8-0 run line mark. The Mets are 6-11-0 against the run line and have a 10-5-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 7-8-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 8-8-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 10-5-2 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 6-11-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/21/17 LF Jayson Werth Groin is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. New York Mets
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (4/19)
04/12/17 2B Stephen Drew Hamstring 10-day DL (4/12)
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/21/17 P Jacob deGrom Neck expeted to start Saturday vs. Washington Nationals
04/21/17 1B Lucas Duda Elbow 10-day DL (4/20)
04/21/17 C Travis d'Arnaud Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Washington Nationals
04/21/17 SS Wilmer Flores Knee 10-day DL (4/21)
04/21/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Leg is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Washington Nationals
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 11-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 1.37 and a WHIP of 0.86. He has 24 strikeouts over his 19.2 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 4.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 44 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 132 base hits and 65 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 136. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
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As a team Washington is hitting .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .407 with an on-base percentage of .521. He has 24 hits this season in 59 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .864 and an OPS+ of 269. Daniel Murphy is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Nationals have 153 hits, including 38 doubles and 22 home runs. Washington has walked 61 times so far this season and they have struck out 115 times as a unit. They have left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 84 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 8-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.52, Zack Wheeler has a 1-1 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 14.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 14 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 147 base knocks and 62 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 169 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.31.
As a team, they are batting .218, good for 25th in the league. The Mets hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .333. He has 19 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 67 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 103. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 15 hits in 57 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .632. The Mets as a unit have 130 base hits, including 21 doubles and 27 homers. New York has walked 68 times this year and they have struck out on 141 occasions. They have had 115 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 75 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -152
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