New York Mets at Washington Nationals 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Tanner Roark
The New York Mets visit Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Steven Matz for the Mets and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +163 and Washington at -173. The Mets have a 46-53-4 over/under record and a 48-55-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 50-55-0 against the run line and have a 44-59-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 46-53-4 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 48-55-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 44-59-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 50-55-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 10-day DL (07/21); is out for season
07/23/18 P Noah Syndergaard Illness 10-day DL (07/23)
07/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Ribs 10-day DL (07/09)
06/24/18 P Jason Vargas Calf 10-day DL (06/20)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/19/18 RF Jay Bruce Hip 10-day DL (06/18)
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 Washington Nationals Injuries
07/26/18 3B Anthony Rendon Paternity List is out indefinitely
07/26/18 P Stephen Strasburg Neck 10-day DL (07/22)
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 10-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 44-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 97 strikeouts over his 107 innings pitched and he's given up 95 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 341 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 895 base hits and 439 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 334 batters and struck out 905. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team New York is hitting .228, good for 30th in the league. The Mets hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 73 hits this season in 290 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .476 and an OPS+ of 139. Amed Rosario is hitting .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .284. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 324 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .364. The Mets have 785 hits, including 163 doubles and 104 home runs. New York has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 882 times as a unit. They have left 696 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 3.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 407 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 52-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.55, Tanner Roark has a 4-12 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 109 strikeouts over the 122.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 120 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 320 batters and walked 107 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 845 base knocks and 400 earned runs this season. They have given up 116 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 939 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .337. He has 112 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 423 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 97. Bryce Harper is hitting .220 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 78 hits in 355 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .473. The Nationals as a unit have 867 base hits, including 164 doubles and 123 homers. Washington has walked 390 times this year and they have struck out on 863 occasions. They have had 735 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 460 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +163
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