Miami Marlins at New York Mets 5/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Caleb Smith vs. Zack Wheeler
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Caleb Smith for the Marlins and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
Miami opens at +135 while New York opens at -145. The Marlins have a 23-23-0 over/under record and a 23-23-0 run line mark. The Mets are 21-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 23-23-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 23-23-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 20-21-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 21-21-0 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 17-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Caleb Smith has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 57 strikeouts over his 42.2 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.86 and they have given up 198 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 186 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 405 base hits and 238 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 193 batters and struck out 386. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Miami is hitting .230, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 51 hits this season in 175 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 103. Brian Anderson is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 170 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The Marlins have 358 hits, including 58 doubles and 36 home runs. Miami has walked 136 times so far this season and they have struck out 397 times as a unit. They have left 313 men on base and have a team OPS of .645. They score 3.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 160 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 23-19 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 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 164 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 358 base knocks and 176 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 132 hitters and struck out 402 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 21st in the league. The Mets hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .368. He has 51 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 159 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 151. Jay Bruce is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 32 hits in 137 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .372. The Mets as a unit have 336 base hits, including 64 doubles and 44 homers. New York has walked 151 times this year and they have struck out on 370 occasions. They have had 288 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +135
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