New York Mets at Washington Nationals 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Erick Fedde
The New York Mets visit Nationals Park on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Steven Matz for the Mets and Erick Fedde for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +110 and Washington at -130. The Mets have a 69-77-8 over/under record and a 80-74-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 73-81-0 against the run line and have a 71-79-4 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 69-77-8 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 80-74-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 71-79-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 73-81-0 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 72-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 5-11 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 140 strikeouts over his 145 innings pitched and he's given up 126 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 518 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 491 hitters and walked 212 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 4.15. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,305 base hits and 639 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 462 batters and struck out 1,376. 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 4.01.
As a team New York is hitting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .240 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 123 hits this season in 513 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 120. Amed Rosario is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 137 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 523 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Mets have 1,230 hits, including 253 doubles and 166 home runs. New York has walked 524 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,326 times as a unit. They have left 1,038 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 655 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 77-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.02, Erick Fedde has a 2-3 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 472 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,259 base knocks and 614 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 455 hitters and struck out 1,350 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 .251, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .339. He has 169 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 631 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 95. Bryce Harper is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 127 hits in 520 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Nationals as a unit have 1,317 base hits, including 262 doubles and 181 homers. Washington has walked 593 times this year and they have struck out on 1,240 occasions. They have had 1,113 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 720 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +110
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