New York Mets at Washington Nationals 4/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Tanner Roark
The New York Mets visit Nationals Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Mets and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +138 and Washington at -148. The Mets have a 3-3-0 over/under record and a 5-1-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 4-1-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 5-1-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 4-1-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 3-4-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 10-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jason Vargas Hand 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)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/06/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle left last game, is "?" Saturday vs New York Mets
04/02/18 C Matt Wieters Oblique 10-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 5-1 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.40 this season. He has 5 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 1.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.16 and they have given up 13 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .160 against the bullpen and they've struck out 34 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, New York allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 12 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.33. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 36 base hits and 14 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 19 batters and struck out 72. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 12 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.02 and their FIP as a unit is 2.88.
As a team New York is hitting .265, good for 7th in the league. The Mets hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .375, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Todd Frazier is hitting .190 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 4 hits this season in 21 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .286 and an OPS+ of 64. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 22 at bats. His OPS+ is 194 while his slugging percentage is at .682. The Mets have 50 hits, including 9 doubles and 6 home runs. New York has walked 28 times so far this season and they have struck out 46 times as a unit. They have left 46 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 30 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 4-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.29, Tanner Roark has a 1-0 record and a 0.71 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 7 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.86 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 25 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 60 base knocks and 35 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 72 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .358, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .485. He has 6 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 21 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .857 with an OPS+ of 258. Anthony Rendon is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 9 hits in 31 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .452. The Nationals as a unit have 59 base hits, including 11 doubles and 12 homers. Washington has walked 39 times this year and they have struck out on 58 occasions. They have had 61 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 38 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +138
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