Washington Nationals at New York Mets 9/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Jacob deGrom
The Washington Nationals visit Citi Field on Sunday, September 24, 2017 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
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The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -135 and New York at +125. The Nationals have a 67-76-10 over/under record and a 75-78-0 run line mark. The Mets are 68-85-0 against the run line and have a 87-54-12 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 67-76-10 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 75-78-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 87-54-12 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 68-85-0 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 92-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 15-6 record with an earned run average of 2.59 and a WHIP of 0.92. He has 253 strikeouts over his 191.1 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.94. 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 3.87. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,235 base hits and 588 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 456 batters and struck out 1,369. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Washington is hitting .266, 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 5th 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 140. Daniel Murphy is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 508 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Nationals have 1,396 base hits, including 297 doubles and 203 homers. Washington has walked 507 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,234 times as a team. They have left 1,029 runners on base and have a team OPS of .781. They tally 5.12 runs per contest and have totaled 783 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 66-87 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, Jacob deGrom has a 15-9 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 228 strikeouts over the 195.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 175 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. 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 8.6 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 1,459 base knocks and 759 earned runs this season. They have given up 208 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 561 hitters and struck out 1,300 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 19th in the league. The Mets hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .324. He has 135 hits this year along with 95 RBI in 528 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .511 with an OPS+ of 116. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 126 hits in 452 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Mets as a team have 1,311 base knocks, including 273 doubles and 217 home runs. New York has walked 492 times this season and they have struck out 1,214 times. They have had 1,027 runners left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.61 runs per contest and totaled 705 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -135
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