Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Steven Matz
The Washington Nationals visit Citi Field on Thursday, June 15, 2017 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Steven Matz for the Mets.
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The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +108 and New York at -118. The Nationals have a 31-30-3 over/under record and a 32-32-0 run line mark. The Mets are 27-36-0 against the run line and have a 36-19-8 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 31-30-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 32-32-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 36-19-8 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 27-36-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
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)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (04/19)
Key New York Mets Injuries
06/14/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Heel doubtful Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
06/13/17 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Thumb 10-day DL (06/13)
06/13/17 LF Michael Conforto Back "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
05/24/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 10-day DL (05/22)
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 Nationals have a 39-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 2.91 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 74 strikeouts over his 80.1 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 172 hitters and walked 64 batters. 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 4.08. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 539 base hits and 261 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 193 batters and struck out 585. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
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As a team Washington is hitting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .425. He has 67 hits this season in 212 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .613 and an OPS+ of 168. Daniel Murphy is hitting .345 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 238 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Nationals have 622 hits, including 127 doubles and 97 home runs. Washington has walked 222 times so far this season and they have struck out 498 times as a unit. They have left 454 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 5.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 353 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 29-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.29, Steven Matz has a 1-0 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 7 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 5 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 244 batters and walked 105 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 606 base knocks and 309 earned runs this season. They have given up 84 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 244 hitters and struck out 566 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Neil Walker comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .353. He has 60 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 221 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 118. Michael Conforto is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .412. He has collected 56 hits in 191 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .592. The Mets as a unit have 536 base hits, including 121 doubles and 92 homers. New York has walked 226 times this year and they have struck out on 483 occasions. They have had 433 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 308 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets -118
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