New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Rich Hill
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jason Vargas for the Mets and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
New York opens at +205 while Los Angeles opens at -222. The Mets have a 61-69-6 over/under record and a 68-68-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 63-74-0 against the run line and have a 60-70-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 61-69-6 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 68-68-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 60-70-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 63-74-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
09/01/18 C Kevin Plawecki Paternity List is out indefinitely
08/17/18 P Bobby Wahl Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/05/18 P Anthony Swarzak Shoulder 10-day DL (08/04)
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
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)
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)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
09/03/18 P Brock Stewart Oblique 60-day DL (09/03)
08/25/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 10-day DL (08/25)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 60-day DL (08/17)
08/16/18 P Ross Stripling Back 10-day DL (08/12)
08/14/18 P John Axford Leg 10-day DL (08/14)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (08/21)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 61-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 6.56 and a WHIP of 1.57 this year. He has 61 strikeouts over his 70 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 430 hitters and walked 193 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,179 base hits and 574 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 406 batters and struck out 1,204. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team New York is hitting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .232 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 102 hits this season in 440 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 111. Amed Rosario is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .373. The Mets have 1,079 hits, including 219 doubles and 140 home runs. New York has walked 464 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,166 times as a unit. They have left 919 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 562 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 75-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Rich Hill has a 6-5 record and a 1.22 WHIP this season. He has 113 strikeouts over the 102.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 528 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,081 base knocks and 472 earned runs this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 366 hitters and struck out 1,313 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.62.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .336. He has 117 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 412 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 118. Manny Machado is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 158 hits in 529 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,139 base hits, including 242 doubles and 191 homers. Los Angeles has walked 533 times this year and they have struck out on 1,203 occasions. They have had 969 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 644 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets +205
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