Washington Nationals at New York Mets 9/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Matt Harvey
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Matt Harvey for the Mets.
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Washington opens at -192 while New York opens at +180. The Nationals have a 66-76-10 over/under record and a 75-77-0 run line mark. The Mets are 67-85-0 against the run line and have a 86-54-12 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 66-76-10 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 75-77-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 86-54-12 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 67-85-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/07/17 P Erick Fedde Forearm 60-day DL (09/04)
08/28/17 2B Stephen Drew Abdominal 60-day DL (07/29)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/16)
08/13/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 60-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)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Key New York Mets Injuries
09/22/17 P Jacob deGrom Flu probable for next scheduled start Sunday vs. Washington Nationals
09/07/17 3B Wilmer Flores Nose out for season
08/26/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (08/26)
08/25/17 LF Michael Conforto Shoulder 10-day DL (08/25)
08/21/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 60-day DL (08/19)
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)
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 92-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 14-4 record with an earned run average of 2.60 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 190 strikeouts over his 162.2 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 407 hitters and walked 148 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,223 base hits and 581 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 454 batters and struck out 1,362. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Washington is hitting .267, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 147 hits this season in 485 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 141. Daniel Murphy is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 507 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .535. The Nationals have 1,390 base hits, including 296 doubles and 202 homers. Washington has walked 503 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,227 times as a team. They have left 1,021 runners on base and have a team OPS of .782. They tally 5.11 runs per contest and have totaled 777 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 65-87 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.59, Matt Harvey has a 5-6 record and a 1.67 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 84.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 99 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 534 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 553 batters and walked 246 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,453 base knocks and 754 earned runs this season. They have given up 207 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 557 hitters and struck out 1,293 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Mets hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .326. He has 135 hits this year along with 95 RBI in 525 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 117. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 124 hits in 450 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Mets as a team have 1,299 base knocks, including 271 doubles and 215 home runs. New York has walked 490 times this season and they have struck out 1,207 times. They have had 1,023 runners left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.59 runs per contest and totaled 698 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +180
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