New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
The New York Mets visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +154 and Los Angeles at -164. The Mets have a 61-70-6 over/under record and a 69-68-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 64-74-0 against the run line and have a 60-71-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 61-70-6 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 69-68-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 60-71-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-74-0 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 62-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.37 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 159 strikeouts over his 160.1 innings pitched and he's given up 140 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 432 hitters and walked 194 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 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 4.2. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,186 base hits and 576 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 408 batters and struck out 1,212. 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 4.03.
As a team New York is hitting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .292. He has 115 hits this season in 455 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .376 and an OPS+ of 87. Michael Conforto is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 444 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Mets have 1,090 hits, including 220 doubles and 141 home runs. New York has walked 467 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,171 times as a unit. They have left 927 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 566 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 75-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.24, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 4-1 record and a 0.96 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 52.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 437 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 530 batters and walked 179 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 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 1,092 base knocks and 476 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 369 hitters and struck out 1,318 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 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 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .375. He has 160 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 533 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 149. Matt Kemp is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 117 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,146 base hits, including 244 doubles and 192 homers. Los Angeles has walked 535 times this year and they have struck out on 1,211 occasions. They have had 975 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 646 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets +154
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