Miami Marlins at New York Mets 5/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Elieser Hernandez vs. Zack Wheeler
The Miami Marlins head to Citi Field on Monday, May 21, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Elieser Hernandez for the Marlins and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +146 and New York at -156. The Marlins have a 22-23-0 over/under mark and a 22-23-0 run line record. The Mets are 20-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-20-1 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 22-23-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 22-23-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 20-20-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 20-21-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/22/18 P Odrisamer Despaigne Forearm 10-day DL (04/20)
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/18/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
05/17/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hip 10-day DL (05/14)
05/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 17-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 3 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.56 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 184 hitters and walked 82 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 393 base hits and 228 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 379. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Miami is hitting .228, good for 29th in the league. The Marlins hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 45 hits this season in 165 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 110. Starlin Castro is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 170 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The Marlins have 346 hits, including 56 doubles and 33 home runs. Miami has walked 130 times so far this season and they have struck out 389 times as a unit. They have left 303 men on base and have a team OPS of .634. They score 3.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 22-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.92, Zack Wheeler has a 2-3 record and a 1.55 WHIP this season. He has 38 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 160 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 352 base knocks and 175 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 391 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 21st in the league. The Mets hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .311. He has 31 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 133 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .376 with an OPS+ of 91. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 50 hits in 158 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Mets as a unit have 328 base hits, including 63 doubles and 41 homers. New York has walked 150 times this year and they have struck out on 366 occasions. They have had 283 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 174 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +146
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