New York Mets at Washington Nationals 9/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Max Scherzer
The New York Mets head to Nationals Park on Thursday, September 20, 2018 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Vargas for the Mets and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +225 and Washington at -270. The Mets have a 68-75-8 over/under mark and a 78-73-0 run line record. The Nationals are 73-79-0 against the run line and have a 70-78-4 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 68-75-8 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 78-73-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 70-78-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 73-79-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/17/18 P Bobby Wahl Hamstring 60-day DL (08/17)
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 Washington Nationals Injuries
09/16/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist is out indefinitely
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 70-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 6.47 and a WHIP of 1.54 this year. He has 70 strikeouts over his 79.1 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 506 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 479 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,283 base hits and 629 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 450 batters and struck out 1,342. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team New York is hitting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 130 hits this season in 508 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .390 and an OPS+ of 92. Michael Conforto is hitting .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 503 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Mets have 1,206 hits, including 246 doubles and 164 home runs. New York has walked 511 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,292 times as a unit. They have left 1,011 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 646 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 77-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.53, Max Scherzer has a 17-7 record and a 0.92 WHIP this season. He has 277 strikeouts over the 206.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 140 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 463 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,241 base knocks and 606 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 445 hitters and struck out 1,325 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .394. He has 126 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 511 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .501 with an OPS+ of 134. Trea Turner is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 167 hits in 623 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .403. The Nationals as a unit have 1,302 base hits, including 259 doubles and 180 homers. Washington has walked 586 times this year and they have struck out on 1,216 occasions. They have had 1,100 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 714 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +225
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